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O.K. Mine, Metaline, Metaline District, Pend Oreille Co., Washington, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 51' North , 117° 23' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.85000,-117.38333
GeoHash:G#: c2stbuu5f
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Metaline area

References
*Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.83

Regions containing this locality

Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,059 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.83
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
Glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon 1975
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon 1975
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Cannon, B. (1975): Minerals of Washington, p.83
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Washington, Bart Cannon, 1975

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Glaucophane'9.DE.25◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
'Topaz'9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
'Tremolite'9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Glaucophane66.1.3c.1◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 1384703
water

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Reference: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources. Washington Interactive Geologic Map: 1:100,000 scale. Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources. [19]

Ma



ID: 3000524
water

Age: Anthropocene ( Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Raines, Gary L., and Johnson, Bruce R., 1996, Digital representation of the Washington state geologic map; a contribution to the Interior Columbia River basin ecosystem management project, U.S. Geological Survey Open-file report 95-0684, 20 p., plus digi

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]

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2078220
Glacial and alluvial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: continental glacial till, glacial flood deposits, modern alluvium

Lithology: Sand, gravel

Reference: Zientek, M.L., P.D. Derkey, R.J. Miller, J.D. Causet et al. Spatial Databases for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1235 Version 1.0. [25]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3192496
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 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]

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


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