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Durkee Fire Opal Mine, Durkee, Baker Co., Oregon, USAi
Regional Level Types
Durkee Fire Opal MineMine
Durkee- not defined -
Baker Co.County
OregonState
USACountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 34' 59'' North , 117° 28' 0'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


The Durkee Fire Opal Mine is the type locality for erionite. The deposit consists of sedimentary zeolites formed in tuff and is located near Swayze Creek.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Chabazite'
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World
'Erionite'
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World
Erionite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: A. Eakle (1898)
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World
Opal var: Fire Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World
'Thunder Egg'
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Fire Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Erionite-Na9.GD.20(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-
'Thunder Egg'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-
Erionite-Na-(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Opal
var: Fire Opal
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Thunder Egg'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
OOxygen
O Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
AlAluminium
Al Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
SiSilicon
Si Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Erionite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Si QuartzSiO2

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Tschernich, Rudy, 1992, Zeolites of the World


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