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Cave-in-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USAi
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A fluorite district that lies N and W of the town of Cave-in-Rock, along the Ohio River.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List

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19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Min News (1993) 9:3 p3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Stuart Weller, Charles Butts, Louis W. Currier, Rollin D. Salisbury (1920) The geology of Hardin County, and the adjoining part of Pope County Illinois Geological Survey Bull. 41
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 63: 211, 222 & 226.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 63: 211, 222 & 226.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Min.:64:18.; Rocks & Min.: 63:210-226
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
'Limonite'
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
'Petroleum var. Bitumen'
Reference: Philip Bluemner Photo
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:288-306; Rocks & Min.: 63:210-226
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 63:210-226
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Cran Cowan specimen
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1997) 28:3-49
'Wad'
Formula: Mn, O, H
Witherite
Formula: BaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 63: 211, 222 & 226.

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Witherite5.AB.15BaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-
'Petroleum
var. Bitumen'
-
'Wad'-Mn, O, H

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
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
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Witherite14.1.3.2BaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-
'Petroleum
var. Bitumen'
-
'Wad'-Mn, O, H

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H WadMn, O, H
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
CCarbon
C WitheriteBaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O WitheriteBaCO3
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O WadMn, O, H
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O CelestineSrSO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SulphurS8
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S CelestineSrSO4
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn WadMn, O, H
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
Sr CelestineSrSO4
BaBarium
Ba WitheriteBaCO3
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

References

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Weller, J.M., Grogan, R.M., and Tippie, F.E. (1952) Geology of the fluorspar deposits of Illinois. Illinois State Geological Survey, Bulletin 76: 1-147.
Goldstein, A. (1997) The Illinois-Kentucky fluorspar district. The Mineralogical Record: 28 (1): 3-49.

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