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Keyser Mine, Morey District, Hot Creek Range, Nye Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 33' North , 116° 25' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.55000,-116.41667
GeoHash:G#: 9qv5qcgfp
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Reference: Dana 7:I:459.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. XRD analyzed by Excalibur Minerals.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Reference: Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999
Fizélyite
Formula: Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Dana 7:I:459.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dana 7:I:459.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Dana 7:I:459.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Dana 7:I:459.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Dana 7:I:459.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: NBMG Bull 99B Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
Reference: Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Alabandite'2.CD.10MnS
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Boulangerite'2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
'Canfieldite'2.BA.70Ag8SnS6
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Diaphorite'2.JB.05Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
'Fizélyite'2.JB.40aAg5Pb14Sb21S48
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Jamesonite'2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Owyheeite'2.HC.35Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stephanite'2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
'Stibnite'2.DB.05Sb2S3
'Zinkenite'2.JB.35aPb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Rhodochrosite'5.AB.05MnCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Canfieldite2.5.6.2Ag8SnS6
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
ø = 3
Fizélyite3.4.15.8Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Diaphorite3.5.4.1Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Owyheeite3.5.10.1Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
1 < ø < 2
Zinkenite3.8.1.1Pb9Sb22S42
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AlabanditeMnS
S AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S CanfielditeAg8SnS6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
S FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
S GalenaPbS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S StibniteSb2S3
S ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
MnManganese
Mn AlabanditeMnS
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Ag CanfielditeAg8SnS6
Ag DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Ag FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Ag OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
SnTin
Sn CanfielditeAg8SnS6
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Sb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42
PbLead
Pb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb DiaphoriteAg3Pb2Sb3S8
Pb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Pb ZinkenitePb9Sb22S42

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Early Miocene - Oligocene
15.97 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2800931
Intermediate silicic ash flow tuff

Age: Cenozoic (15.97 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bates Mountain Tuff; Caetano Tuff; Edwards Creek Tuff; New Pass Tuff; Fish Creek Mountains Tuff; Fraction Tuff; Pancake Summit Tuff; Northumberland Tuff; Shingle Pass Tuff; Darrough Felsite

Description: Welded and nonwelded silicic ash flow tuffs. Aside from alluvium, this unit covers more of Nevada than any other rock, with over 4,000 polygons representing it on this map. It is principally exposed in the central regions of the State. It locally includes thin units of air fall tuff and sedimentary rocks. It includes rocks mapped on the Washoe South, Lyon, Douglas, and Carson Counties maps as the Hartford Hill Rhyolite Tuff (now abandoned); on the Nye South map as the tuff of White Blotch Spring, the tuffs of Antelope Springs, and the tuff of Monotony Valley; in Lander County it is mapped as the Bates Mountain Tuff, Caetano Tuff, Edwards Creek Tuff, New Pass Tuff, tuff of Hall Creek, and the tuff of McCoy Mine; in Lander and Pershing Counties it is the Fish Creek Mountains Tuff; on both of the Nye County maps it is the Fraction Tuff; it also includes the Pancake Summit Tuff, Northumberland Tuff, Shingle Pass Tuff, some outcrops of Darrough Felsite shown to be Tertiary (other outcrops have been shown to be Mesozoic or Paleozoic), tuffs of Moores station, tuffs of Peavine Canyon, tuffs of the Pancake caldera complex, the Stone Cabin Formation, tuff of Saulsbury Wash, tuff of Kiln Canyon, the Tonopah Formation, tuffs of Hannapah, tuff of Bald Mountain, the Needles Range Formation, and the Calloway Well Formation on the Nye North map; in Esmeralda County it is the Kendall Tuff and latite; and in northern Nye and Lander Counties it is the Toiyabe Quartz Latite (now abandoned), and other unnamed units. It corresponds to unit Tt2 on the 1978 State map. It crops out in every county except Clark.

Comments: Original map source: Crafford, A.E.J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate; Scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{felsic volcanic}, Minor:{sedimentary}

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

References

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Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 459.
Rocks & Minerals (1999): vol. 74 (November).
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Minerals of nevada, Special Publication 31.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geology and Mineral Resources of Northern Nye County, Nevada, Bulletin 99B.


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