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Silver Mountain Mining District, Alpine Co., California, USAi
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Alpine Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° North , 119° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~39km
Locality type:


A mining area located in T9N, R20E, MDM, 5 miles N of Adelanto and 1 mile W of US highweay 395, 10 miles E of Victorville.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Description: Post-mining product (anthropomorphic in origin). Crystals to ½ inch (1.25 cm) diameter formed on dumps by addition of water to burning enargite ore.
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp. (includes catalog of minerals of California pp. 63-410), and miscellaneous observations on mineral products): 76; Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 543; Mineralogical Record 20 129-142.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: [Mineralogical Record 20 129-142]
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Rhombohedral
Description: Occurs as fine groups of rhombohedral crystals.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 117.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp. (includes catalog of minerals of California pp. 63-410), and miscellaneous observations on mineral products): 76; Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 543.
'Ferrierite'
Colour: White to orange
Description: Occurs in altered andesite as thin blades that commonly combine to form compact balls and short rows of oriented crystals.Occurs as radiating masses with chalcedony in talus.
Reference: Wise, W.S. and Tschernich, R.W. (1976) Chemical composition of ferrierite. American Mineralogist: 61: 60; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 380; rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/horn/ferrieritena.pdf; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 380.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Kalinite
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Description: Occurs as an efflorescence on argillaceous rocks.
Reference: Williams, A., Jr. (1883), Mineral resources of the United States: Mineral Resources US, 1882, XI, 813 pp.: 606; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 293.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 292.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 380.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: [MinRec 20:129-142]
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Description: Occurs as large masses.
Reference: Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1930), Los Angeles field division: California Mining Bureau. Report 26: 267; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 343.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Reference: [Mineralogical Record 20 129-142]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Arsenolite4.CB.50As2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Kalinite7.CC.15KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Ferrierite'9..

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Arsenolite4.3.9.1As2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Kalinite29.5.4.2KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Ferrierite'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ArsenoliteAs2O3
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
AlAluminium
Al KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenoliteAs2O3
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AgSilver
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Blake, Wm. P. (1866), Annotated catalogue of the principal mineral species hitherto recognized n California and the adjoining states and territories; being a report of the California State Board of Agriculture. 31 pp., Sacramento: 21.
Raymond, Rossiter Worthington (1872), Mines and mining in the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains: 42nd. Cong., 3rd. sess., H. Ex. Doc. 210, 550 pp.: 12.
Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1930), Los Angeles field division: California Mining Bureau. Report 26: 267.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 338, 343, 362, 545.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 45.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10006811, 10034932, 10034945, 10034946, 10103148, 10138197, 10138787 & 10259746, .

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