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Manhattan District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 32' 20'' North , 117° 4' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.53880,-117.07495
GeoHash:G#: 9quepzu8g
Locality type:District
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Gold was discovered in Manhattan in 1905, although some mining had taken place in 1866. Peak production was reached in 1911 from underground mines as well as placer operations.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Azurite

Balkanite

'Barrandite'

Baryte

Beryl

Bismoclite

Bornite

Brochantite

Calcite

Carnotite

Cerussite

Cervantite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Claudetite

Daubréeite

Dolomite

Dumortierite

Epsomite

Eskimoite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Galena

'Garnierite'

Getchellite

Gold

Guérinite

Gustavite

Gypsum

Haidingerite

'Halloysite'

Hörnesite

Hübnerite

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Hypercinnabar

Kaolinite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Lechatelierite

Lillianite

'Limonite'

Lindströmite

Malachite

Marcasite

Melanterite

Metastibnite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Muscovite

var: Leverrierite

var: Sericite

Opal

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Pararealgar

Pavonite

Pharmacolite

Phosphosiderite

Pitticite

Pseudomalachite ?

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

Realgar

Rößlerite

Sarmientite

Scheelite

Schumacherite

Scorodite ?

Senarmontite

Silver

Sphalerite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Strengite

var: Aluminian Strengite

Sulphur

Tangeite

Tetrahedrite

'Tourmaline'

Turanite

Turquoise

Valentinite

Variscite

Vashegyite

Vladimirite

Volborthite

'Wad'

Wakabayashilite

Wardite

Whitecapsite (TL)


82 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Phanerozoic : 78.9 ± 1.8 Ma to 16.0 ± 0.5 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Neogene
   Miocene
ⓘ Adularia (youngest age)16.0 ± 0.5 MaGold Hill, Manhattan, Manhattan District, Toquima Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
    
   
  Paleogene
   Eocene
ⓘ K Feldspar (youngest age)55.3 ± 3.5 Ma
    
  
 Mesozoic
  Cretaceous
   Late Cretaceous
ⓘ K Feldspar (oldest age)68.7 ± 1.6 Ma
ⓘ Adularia (oldest age)74.5 ± 1.7 Ma
ⓘ Muscovite (youngest age)74.6 ± 2.7 Ma
ⓘ Muscovite (oldest age)78.9 ± 1.8 Ma

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References

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Ferguson, Henry G. (1917) Placer deposits of the Manhattan District, Nevada (76322 N). US Geological Survey, Bull. 640-J.
Ferguson, Henry G. (1924) Geology and ore deposits of the Manhattan district, Nevada. US Geological Survey, Bull. 723.

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