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Fox Mine (Cortez Turquoise mine), Cortez Mining District, Lander Co., Nevada, USAi
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Fox Mine (Cortez Turquoise mine)Mine
Cortez Mining DistrictMining District
Lander Co.County
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40° 10' 1'' North , 116° 39' 38'' West
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PlacePopulationDistance
Crescent Valley392 (2011)28.6km


Sec 34 T27N R42E. Has probably produced over 500,000 pounds of turquoise.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Description: Pseudomorphs after pyrite
Reference: NBMG Rept 17 Turquoise Deposits of Nevada (1968)
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

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