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Ground Hog Mine, Battle Mountain, Gilman District (Battle Mountain District; Red Cliff District), Eagle Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
Ground Hog MineMine
Battle MountainMountain
Gilman District (Battle Mountain District; Red Cliff District)Mining District
Eagle Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 33' North , 106° 19' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.55000,-106.31667
GeoHash:G#: 9xh2uxye6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Red Cliff274 (2017)6.1km
Minturn1,026 (2017)10.6km
Vail5,461 (2017)11.2km
Copper Mountain385 (2011)15.7km
Frisco3,035 (2017)19.0km


Ref.: Rocks & Min.:57:61. A gold mine.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Copiapite ?
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Coquimbite ?
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1017
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Large Ram's horn wires are in the Harvard and Denver museums
Reference: Rocks & Min.:57:61.
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1017
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1017
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1017
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1017
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1017

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Copiapite ?7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Coquimbite ?7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Coquimbite ?29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite ?31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O SideriteFeCO3
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
SSulfur
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
CuCopper
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag HessiteAg2Te
TeTellurium
Te HessiteAg2Te
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Permian - Devonian
251.902 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3187583
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Pennsylvanian
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2956521
Minturn Fm in west-central and south-central and other units

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Minturn Formation

Description: Arkosic sandstone, conglomerate, shale, and limestone. Includes Madera Fm and Sharpsdale Fm of Chronic (1958) in Sangre de Cristo Range and Gothic Fm of Langenheim (1952) in Elk Mountains. Other units of Middle Pennsylvanian age.

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{arkose,conglomerate,shale}, Minor:{limestone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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