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Price Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Price Co.County
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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Park Falls2,334 (2017)
Phillips1,388 (2017)
Prentice627 (2017)
Ogema186 (2017)
Kennan130 (2017)
Catawba106 (2017)
Other Languages:
French:
comté de Price, Wisconsin, États-Unis
German:
Price County, Wisconsin, Vereinigte Staaten
Italian:
contea di Price, Wisconsin, Stati Uniti d'America
Russian:
Прайс, Висконсин, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Simplified Chinese:
普賴斯縣, 威斯康辛州, 美国
Spanish:
Condado de Price, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Albanian:
Price County, Wisconsin, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Arabic:
مقاطعة برايس, ويسكونسن, الولايات المتحدة
Basque:
Price konderria , Wisconsin
Bavarian:
Price County, Wisconsin, Vaoanigte Stootn
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
প্রাইস কাউন্টি, উইসকনসিন, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bulgarian:
Прайс, Уисконсин, Съединени американски щати
Cebuano:
Price County, Wisconsin
Dutch:
Price County, Wisconsin, Verenigde Staten
Farsi/Persian:
شهرستان پرایس، ویسکانسین, ویسکانسین, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Hungarian:
Price megye, Wisconsin, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Japanese:
プライス郡, ウィスコンシン州, アメリカ合衆国
Latin:
Price Comitatus, Visconsinia, Civitates Foederatae Americae
Low Saxon/Low German:
Price County, Wisconsin, USA
Min Dong Chinese:
Price Gông, Wisconsin
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Price Kūn
Norwegian:
Price County, Wisconsin, USA
Polish:
Hrabstwo Price, Wisconsin, Stany Zjednoczone
Portuguese:
Condado de Price, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos
Romanian:
Comitatul Price, Wisconsin, Statele Unite ale Americii
Sardinian:
contea de Price, Wisconsin, Istados Unidos de Amèrica
Serbian:
Price County, Висконсин, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian:
Price County, Wisconsin, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Swedish:
Price County, Wisconsin, USA
Traditional Chinese:
普賴斯縣, 威斯康辛州, 美國
Turkish:
Price, Wisconsin, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian:
Прайс, Вісконсин, Сполучені Штати Америки
Urdu:
پرائس کاؤنٹی، وسکونسن, وسکونسن, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Vietnamese:
Quận Price, Wisconsin, Chủng Quốc Hoa Kỳ
Waray:
Condado han Price, Wisconsin, Estados Unidos


Price County's bedrock is a poorly exposed complex sequence of Proterozoic granites, meta-volcanic and meta-sedimentary rocks deformed during the 1.80 – 1.85 billion year old Penokean Orogeny. The Penokean orogeny was a continent-continent collision, with the rocks seen in the county being ocean crust and island arc materials caught up in the collision. Several massive sulfide deposits, such as the Ritchie Creek deposit, are known, have been explored, but not so far (2013) exploited. Thick glacial drift, lakes and forests make outcrops scarce, but these deposits can yield interesting glacial transported rocks and minerals. Timms Hill, the highest natural elevation in Wisconsin, is in a nice County Park, near Spirit. It is held up by a complex mix of glacial sediments that were deposited between two glacial lobes.

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Mineral List

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16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
'Apatite'
Reference: Sims,P.K.,and Peterman,Z.E.,(1980) Geology and Rb-Sr Age of Lower Proterozoic Rocks,Northern Wisconsin:Geological Society of America Special Paper 182,p.139-146
'Biotite'
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Sims,P.K.,and Peterman,Z.E.,(1980) Geology and Rb-Sr Age of Lower Proterozoic Rocks,Northern Wisconsin:Geological Society of America Special Paper 182,p.139-146
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

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
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CuCopper
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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DeMatties, T. (1990) The Ritchie Creek main zone: a lower Proterozoic copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit in northern Wisconsin: Economic Geology: 85: 1908-1916.
Dott, Robert H. & J.W. Attig, (2004) Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, Mountain Press, 345 p.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_County,_Wisconsin
Wikidata ID:Q505644
GeoNames ID:5268067

External Links

Wisconsin Mineral index - Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey http://wgnhs.uwex.edu/wisconsin-geology/minerals-wisconsin/

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