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Succor Creek, Malheur Co., Oregon, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 11' 53'' North , 117° 29' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.19833,-117.49722
GeoHash:G#: 9rsmy210s
Locality type:Creek
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


DOGAMI MLR 23-0072
Commodities (Major) - Gemstone
Development Status: Producer

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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


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: Micro Probe Volume VI Number 4
Clinoptilolite-Ca
Formula: Ca3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Reference: Altaner,Stephan P. and Grim,Ralph E.(1990) Mineralogy,Chemistry,And Diagenesis Of Tuffs In The Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene) Eastern Oregon: Clays and Clay Minerals,Vol.38,No.6,pp 561-572,pg 562. RRUFF database specimen No.RO60662
Clinoptilolite-Na
Formula: Na6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Reference: Armbruster, T., Gunter, M.E. (1991) Stepwise dehydration of heulandite - clinoptilolite from Succor Creek, Oregon, U.S.A.: A single-crystal X-ray study at 100K. American Mineralogist 76, 1872-1883.
'commodity:Gemstones'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
'Heulandite'
Reference: Micro Probe Volume VI Number 4
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
Reference: Micro Probe Volume VI Number 4
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages.
Opal var: Fire Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages.
Opal var: Opal-CT
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.
Opal var: Wood Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages.
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages. Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Fire Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-CT4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Wood Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinoptilolite-Ca9.GE.05Ca3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Clinoptilolite-Na9.GE.05Na6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Albite-Anorthite Series-
Clinoptilolite-
Heulandite-
Petrified Wood-
Smectite Group-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
Clinoptilolite-Ca-Ca3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Clinoptilolite-Na-Na6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
'Heulandite'-
Opal
var: Fire Opal
-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-CT-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Wood Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Clinoptilolite-CaCa3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
H Clinoptilolite-NaNa6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
H Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Opal-CT)SiO2 · nH2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Clinoptilolite-CaCa3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
O Clinoptilolite-NaNa6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
O Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Opal-CT)SiO2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na Clinoptilolite-NaNa6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Clinoptilolite-CaCa3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Al Clinoptilolite-NaNa6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Clinoptilolite-CaCa3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Si Clinoptilolite-NaNa6(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Si Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Opal-CT)SiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Clinoptilolite-CaCa3(Si30Al6)O72·20H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si10O24 · 7H2O

References

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Dake, H,C. (1956) Northwest Gem Trails: A field guide for the gem hunter, the mineral collector, and the tourist., 2nd ed., 80 pages.
Altaner, S.P., Grim, R.E. (1990) Mineralogy, chemistry, and Diagenesis of tuffs in the Sucker Creek Formation (Miocene), eastern Oregon. Clays & Clay Minerals 38:6, 561-572.
Armbruster, T., Gunter, M.E. (1991) Stepwise dehydration of heulandite - clinoptilolite from Succor Creek, Oregon, U.S.A.: A single-crystal X-ray study at 100K. American Mineralogist 76, 1872-1883.


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