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Mizpah Mine (Mizpah shaft), Tonopah, Tonopah District, San Antonio Mts, Nye Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Mizpah Mine (Mizpah shaft)Mine
Tonopah- not defined -
Tonopah DistrictMining District
San Antonio MtsMountain Range
Nye Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 4' 30'' North , 117° 13' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.07500,-117.21667
GeoHash:G#: 9qu8sem6v
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tonopah2,478 (2011)1.5km
Goldfield268 (2011)40.8km


A Ag occurrence/mine owned by the Tonopah Mining Co.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 16:21.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 16:21.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Wad'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-

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
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite
-Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O HübneriteMnWO4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
SSulfur
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
FeIron
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3186305
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt

Comments: Columbia Plateau

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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: 2858372
Intermediate andesite and intermediate flows and breccias

Age: Cenozoic (15.97 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mizpah Trachyte; South Willow Formation; Milltown Andesite

Description: Andesite flows and breccias and other related rocks of intermediate composition such as dacite, rhyodacite, quartz latite, and biotite-hornblende porphyries. This unit includes units mapped as the South Willow Formation on the Washoe North map, the Milltown Andesite on the Nye South and Esmeralda County maps, the Mizpah Trachyte on the Nye North map, and other units. It corresponds to unit Ta2 on the 1978 State map. It crops out in all counties except Clark, Eureka, Lyon, Douglas, and Carson.

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:{andesite,dacite,quartz latite}, Minor:{trachyte}

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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Rocks & Minerals (1931): 16: 21.
Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Minerals of Nevada, Special Publication 31.


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