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Gibellini Vanadium Project (VanNavSan Claim), Fish Creek Range, Gibellini District, Eureka Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Gibellini Vanadium Project (VanNavSan Claim)Project
Fish Creek RangeMountain Range
Gibellini DistrictMining District
Eureka Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 12' 57'' North , 116° 6' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.21611,-116.10306
GeoHash:G#: 9qvrn5066
Locality type:Project
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
Eureka610 (2011)35.2km

Sec 34 T16N R52E

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

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

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: (Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979), 64:713-720; https://www.prophecydev.com/files/Gibellini_10Nov2017_final.pdf
Formula: Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979), 64:713-720
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Formula: Na4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999
Reference: https://www.prophecydev.com/files/Gibellini_10Nov2017_final.pdf
Formula: CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979), 64:713-720; https://www.prophecydev.com/files/Gibellini_10Nov2017_final.pdf
Metaschoderite (TL)
Formula: Al2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; American Mineralogist (1979), 64:713-720; https://www.prophecydev.com/files/Gibellini_10Nov2017_final.pdf
Formula: KAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
Reference: MinRec 32:239
Formula: Ca2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Schoderite (TL)
Formula: Al2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: American Mineralogist (1979), 64:713-720; https://www.prophecydev.com/files/Gibellini_10Nov2017_final.pdf
Turanite ?
Formula: Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Description: Two analyses of turanite turned out to be vollborthite.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999; Karpenko VY, Agakhanov AA, Pautov LA, Sokolova EV, Hawthorne F, Bekenova GK (2005): Turanite from Tyuya-Muyun, Kirgizia: new data on mineral. New Data on Minerals, 40, 37-43.
Formula: V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Formula: Al11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bokite4.HE.20(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
Hewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Huemulite4.HG.10Na4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
Metahewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Vanoxite4.HG.25V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Diadochite8.DB.05Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Metaschoderite (TL)8.CE.70Al2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
Minyulite8.DH.05KAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
Pintadoite8.FC.15Ca2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Schoderite (TL)8.CE.70Al2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
Turanite ?8.BB.70Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Vashegyite8.DB.10Al11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Turanite ?
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Minyulite42.11.5.1KAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
Vashegyite42.12.2.1Al11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Hydrated Normal Compound Phosphates, etc·
Metaschoderite (TL) · 6H2O
Schoderite (TL) · 8H2O
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Diadochite43.5.2.1Fe3+2(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Huemulite47.2.3.1Na4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Bokite47.3.2.5(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
Hewettite47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Metahewettite47.3.1.2CaV6O16 · 3H2O
Vanadium Bronzes
Pintadoite47.4.3.1Ca2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Vanoxite47.4.6.1V4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
H MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
H VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
H Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
H MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
H MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
H HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
H VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4
O SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
O MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
O VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
O Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
O MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
O MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
O HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
O VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4
F MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Na HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
Mg HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
Al SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
Al MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
Al VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
Al Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
Al MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
P MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
P VashegyiteAl11(PO4)9(OH)6 · 38H2O
P MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
S DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
K MinyuliteKAl2(PO4)2(OH,F) · 4H2O
Ca MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
Ca PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
V SchoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
V MetaschoderiteAl2(PO4)(VO4) · 6H2O
V Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
V MetahewettiteCaV6O16 · 3H2O
V HuemuliteNa4Mg(V10O28) · 24H2O
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
V PintadoiteCa2(V2O7) · 9H2O
V VanoxiteV44+V25+O13 · 8H2O
V TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Fe Bokite(Al,Fe3+)1.3(V5+,V4+,Fe3+)8O20 · 7.4H2O
Fe DiadochiteFe23+(PO4)(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Cu TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4

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]

Early Mississippian - Late Devonian
346.7 - 382.7 Ma

ID: 2933077
Foreland Basin Assemblage - Siltstone, limestone, shale, and sandstone

Age: Paleozoic (346.7 - 382.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pilot Shale; Joana Limestone; Chainman Shale; Tripon ; Pass Limestone; Cockalorum Wash Formation; Mercury Limestone; Bristol Pass Limestone

Description: Unit crops out across all of eastern Nevada, generally east of 116 west longitude. It includes rocks mapped primarily as Pilot Shale, Joana Limestone, Chainman Shale, and their equivalents. This also includes the Tripon Pass Limestone in Elko County, the Cockalorum Wash Formation (now abandoned) in northern Nye County, the Mercury and Bristol Pass Limestones in Lincoln County, and some of the rocks mapped as Monte Cristo Limestone in Clark County. While it may be desirable to separate out the different lithologies, they are not well enough differentiated at this regional map scale. The Chainman, Joana and Pilot are grouped in White Pine County, and the Joana and Pilot are grouped in Elko County. The Pilot Shale lies depositionally (both conformably and disconformably) on Upper Devonian carbonate rocks (Dc) and signals a major change in the depositional setting across most of the carbonate platform which has long been attributed to the onset of deformation attributed to the Antler orogeny. The Pilot Shale is generally recognized as carbonaceous shale, overlain by the cliff-forming Joana Limestone. Siliciclastic quartz-bearing grit, chert, quartz sand, and siltstone in a calcareous matrix become increasingly common as the section turns into the Chainman Shale and other equivalent siliciclastic rocks. The sequence is interrupted by disconformities in a number of places, but structural disruption and poor age control hinder determination of the nature of the contacts between the distinct lithologies. Unit MDcl is overlain by unit IPMcl, but there are places where the age and distinction between the units is poorly constrained. In southernmost Nevada, in Clark and southeastern White Pine Counties, Devonian carbonate is overlain by Mississippian carbonate (Mc) with little or no intervening Pilot Shale equivalent and few overlying siliciclastic rocks with western-derived source material. North and west of the area of exposure of unit MDcl, fault-bounded slivers of Lower Mississippian and Upper Devonian platform margin and slope facies rocks with siliciclastic horizons have been grouped into unit MDst and separated from unit MDcl.

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:{siltstone,limestone,shale}, Minor:{sandstone}, Incidental:{chert}

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

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