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La Salle Mine, Osceola, Houghton Co., Michigan, USAi
Regional Level Types
La Salle MineMine
Osceola- not defined -
Houghton Co.County
MichiganState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 12' 30'' North , 88° 28' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Laurium1,941 (2017)3.9km
Calumet703 (2017)4.5km
Hubbell946 (2017)5.1km
Lake Linden989 (2017)5.2km
Dollar Bay1,082 (2017)10.3km


An undeground copper mine consisting of two shafts just south of Calumet that worked the Kearsarge Lode. The LaSalle Mining Co. was organized in 1906 and began exploration work on the Kearsarge Lode. In 1909 it was acquired by Calumet & Hecla and then bought the Tecumseh and Caldwell properties in 1910. Actual production was from 1910 until 1920, when the mine closed for good. The mine produced approx. 8 million lbs. of refined copper. As with the Laurium Mine less than a half-mile to the north, a large variety of minerals can be found here. The site is especially popular with micro-collectors.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 58:109.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 80:3 pp154-177
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
Kinoite
Formula: Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Pumpellyite-(Mg)
Formula: Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: www.sauktown sales.com
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Habit: Acicular crystals to 1 mm.
Colour: White, may be pale shades of grren, red, blue gray, etc.
Reference: Robinson, George, 2004, Mineralogy of Michigan
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 80:3 pp154-177

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kinoite9.BH.10Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Pumpellyite-(Mg)9.BG.20Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Pumpellyite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 57 - SOROSILICATES Si3O10 Groups and Larger Noncyclic Groups
Insular Si3O10 and Larger Noncyclic Groups with [Si3O10] groups
Kinoite57.1.2.1Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Pumpellyite-(Mg)58.2.2.7Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Pumpellyite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O CupriteCu2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
NaSodium
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
AlAluminium
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
SiSilicon
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Si Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
CaCalcium
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Ca Pumpellyite-(Mg)Ca2MgAl2(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 · H2O
FeIron
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg

References

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The Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club (2001) Red Gold and Tarnished Silver, 2nd Ed., 44 pages.
Butler, B.S., and Burbank, W.S. (1929) The Copper Deposits of Michigan. U.S. Geological Survey. Professional Paper 144, 238 pages.

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