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Bassick Mine (Claims: Queen Victoria; Triangle; Nemeha; William; Augusta; Maine; Georgia), Rosita District, Wet Mountains Area, Custer Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 7' 38'' North , 105° 19' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.12722,-105.33250
GeoHash:G#: 9wv0ghg5n
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


ref.: Dana's New Mineralogy

Altered granitic rocks.

Regions containing this locality

Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,039 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Dana's New Mineralogy
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Apatite'
Reference: Dana's New Mineralogy
Brockite
Formula: (Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
Reference: Dana's New Mineralogy
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
'Charcoal'
Formula: C
Description: At 300 foot depth in an ore chimney of the Bassick mine, "near Silver Cliff".
Reference: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, vol 33 (1903), 459-460.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Dana's New Mineralogy
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dana's New Mineralogy; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dana's New Mineralogy
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; R. P Rothwell (1898) The Mineral Industry, its statistics, technology and trade. Vol. 6 Scientific Publishing Co., New York

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Brockite'8.CJ.45(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Charcoal-C

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
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Brockite40.4.7.5(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Charcoal'-C
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CharcoalC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AgSilver
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
CeCerium
Ce Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
ThThorium
Th Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O

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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Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2895122
Intra-ash flow andesitic lavas

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

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:{andesite}

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3186950
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

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