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Quartette Mine, Searchlight Deposit, Searchlight District, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Quartette MineMine
Searchlight Deposit- not defined -
Searchlight DistrictMining District
Clark Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 27' 6'' North , 114° 55' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.45167,-114.91972
GeoHash:G#: 9qq38vy0b
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Searchlight539 (2011)1.5km
Cal-Nev-Ari244 (2011)16.6km
Katherine103 (2011)41.3km
Laughlin7,323 (2011)44.5km
Bullhead City39,445 (2017)46.4km


A gold mine.
Secc 2,3 T29S R63E

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Dana 6:A3:45.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Dana 6:A3:45.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
CCarbon
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GalenaPbS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2781346
Younger andesite and intermediate flows and breccias

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kate Peak Formation; Alta Formation; Wahmonie Formation; Salyer Formation; Gilbert Andesite

Description: Includes some rocks mapped as the Kate Peak and Alta Formations on the Washoe South map; Wahmonie and Salyer Formations on the Nye South map; Gilbert Andesite on the Esmeralda map; pyroxene, hornblende phenoandesite, and phenodacite on the Elko map; and other unnamed units. It corresponds to the unit Ta3 on the 1978 State map. It is present everywhere except Eureka and White Pine Counties.

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}

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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Miller, B.F. (2005) Faded legacy: The Quartette mine had a golden past. Rock & Gem: 35 (3): p. 28-30, 32.
Dana 6: A3: 45.


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