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Relief Canyon Mine, Relief Canyon, Antelope Springs District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Relief Canyon MineMine
Relief CanyonCanyon
Antelope Springs DistrictMining District
Pershing Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 12' North , 118° 11' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lovelock1,878 (2017)24.7km
Humboldt119 (2011)45.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Antelope Springs, Dolbear, Rowland-Young, NBMG Sample Sites 2552, 2552, 2553, Bohannan Fluorite Prospect


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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Clays'
Reference: USBM IC 9035
'Electrum' ?
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: USBM IC 9035
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; USBM IC 9035
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 39.; USBM IC 9035
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: USBM IC 9035
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: USBM IC 9035
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: USBM IC 9035
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USBM IC 9035
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: USBM IC 9035
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: USBM IC 9035

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
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-

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 = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clays'-
'Electrum' ?-(Au, Ag)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)

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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Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 2807640
Humboldt Assemblage - Shale, siltstone, sandstone, and minor carbonate

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Grass Valley Formation; Osobb Formation; Dun Glen Formation

Description: Rocks of the Grass Valley, Osobb, and Dun Glen Formations, and their unnamed overlying rocks elsewhere known as the Winnemucca Formation, exposed in Pershing, Churchill, Lander, and Humboldt Counties, characterize this unit. These rocks are depositional on top of the Star Peak Group carbonate and detrital rocks (TRc). Crossbedding, lode casts, and other depositional features indicate uniform northwest-trending current directions. The lithology and depositional characteristics of these rocks suggest shallow marine conditions on and around a westerly prograding delta (Silberling and Wallace, 1969). Fossils from these rocks range in age from Late Triassic (Norian) to Early Jurassic (Toarcian) (Silberling and Wallace, 1969).

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:{shale,siltstone,sandstone}, Minor:{carbonate}

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]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3184762
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 39. A gold mine started in 1984 and owned by Lacana.

USGS MRDS Record:10047165

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