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Red Bird Mine, Lovelock, Antelope District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 10' 10'' North , 118° 10' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.16944,-118.17222

A Hg mine located in sec 33, T27N, R34E, MDM.
10-15 miles southeast of Lovelock, in the Antelope Springs District. Known for good crystals of cinnabar

Mineral List

29 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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Middle Jurassic - Norian
163.5 - 228 Ma
Jungo Terrane - Turbiditic, fine-grained, terrigenous clastic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (163.5 - 228 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Grass Valley Formation; Happy Creek Volcanic Complex; Osobb Formation; Winnemucca Formation; Raspberry Formation

Description: The Jungo terrane, also called the Lovelock assemblage or Fencemaker allochthon (Oldow, Satterfield, and Silberling, 1993), consists of complexly deformed, thick basinal, turbiditic, fine-grained, terrigenous clastic rocks, mainly Norian, but also as young as Pliensbachian (Late Triassic and Early Jurassic) age. It crops out in southern Washoe, Churchill, Humboldt, and Pershing Counties. These rocks represent the basinal facies component of the Auld Lang Syne Group (Burke and Silberling, 1973; Lupe and Silberling, 1985). The Jungo terrane has no known basement and is structurally detached from coeval shelf facies (Silberling, Jones, and others, 1992). It is locally overlain unconformably by Middle or Upper Jurassic peritidal sedimentary rocks (Jcg) intruded by a gabbroic igneous assemblage (Silberling, 1991). Rocks included with the Jungo terrane were originally mapped as the Grass Valley Formation of the Auld Lang Syne Group in Humboldt and Pershing Counties; some rocks were mapped as the Happy Creek Volcanic “series” (now the Happy Creek Volcanic Complex) in Humboldt County, the Nightingale sequence in southern Washoe County, the Osobb Formation of the Auld Lang Syne Group in Churchill County, and the Winnemucca and Raspberry Formations of the Auld Lang Syne Group (Compton, 1960) in the Santa Rosa Range in Humboldt County.

Lithology: Major:{siliciclastic}

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]

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BERRY, L.G., FAHEY, J.J. & BAILEY, E.H. (1952): Robinsonite, a new lead antimony sulfide. American Mineralogist 37, 438-446.
JAMBOR, J.L. (1967a): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 1. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 7-24.
JAMBOR, J.L. (1967b): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 2. Mineral descriptions. Canadian Mineralogist 9, 191-213.
JAMBOR, J.L. (1968): New lead sulfantimonides from Madoc, Ontario. 3. Syntheses, paragenesis, origin. Canadian Mineralogist 10, 507-521.
JAMBOR, J.L. (1969): Dadsonite (minerals Q and QM), a new lead sulphantimonide. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 437-441.

Canadian Mineralogist (1982): 20: 97.

Minerals of Nevada (____), Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 31.
Castor, S. B. & Ferdock, G.C. (1962): Minerals of Nevada. University of Nevada press, 1962. p. 104

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