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Dzhezkazgan Mining District ("Dzhezkazgan Mine"), Karaganda Region, Kazakhstani
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Name(s) in local language(s):Джезказган
Locality type:Mining District
Age:323.2 ± 0.4 to 252.17 ± 0.06 Ma
Geologic Time:Paleozoic : Pennsylvanian to Permian
Reference for age:Economic Geology 16:303-328
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Zhezqazghan104,357 (2017)
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Dzhezkazgan deposit; Zhezqazghan Mine; Jezkazgan Mine


This mining district (not a mine, as erroneously reported in some sources) has produced wonderful specimens from various levels of four shafts: #31, #46, #55, #57.
Production is from sedimentary rocks of Permian age over an area of approximately 10 x 10 km.
One of the mines is a Late Bronze age copper mine.

"The Dzhezkazgan sandstone copper deposit consists of 10 ore-bearing sandstone members, numbered 1 to 10 from stratigraphically lowest to highest, within a 600 m Pennsylvanian stratigraphic section (fig. 4). Two to four ore-bearing sandstone beds occur within each ore-bearing sandstone member, and these beds and their incorporated ore bodies (“Mineralization” in fig. 5) are given the sandstone member numeral and a Roman numeral increasing from lowest to highest. Ore bodies extend over an 80 km2 area, with distinctly different distributions for each ore horizon (fig. 5). Ore bodies occur within the dipping ore-bearing section over about a 550-m vertical range from 400 m above to 150 m below sea level (Daukeev and others, 2004). Arcuate (concave to east-northeast) ore bodies 2-I, 4-I and 6-I (fig. 5) occur at progressively higher stratigraphic levels down the plunge of the Kingir Anticline to the west-southwest but at roughly similar (±100 m) elevations (fig. 6). Stratigraphically higher ore bodies (8-I and 9-I in fig. 5) have elongate, northeast-trending shapes along and parallel to the sharp, south-southeast-dipping limb of the Kingir Anticline." U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E

Known for richly crystallized betekhtinite specimens.

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

47 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Algodonite
Formula: (Cu1-xAsx)
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Non-ferrous metal ores By Julius B. Rubinstein, Lev Barsky; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: parallel blades to a few cm
Colour: orange
Fluorescence: none
Description: Gangue mineral
Reference: RWMW specimen; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Habit: Thick needles, mostly unterminated to a few cm
Colour: lustrous grey
Fluorescence: none
Description: The bright lustrous grey needles ar Betekhtinite. The dull grey to black needles are pseudomorphs after betekhtinite, usually chalcocite or bornite.
Reference: [MinRec 23:279, 23:280, 21:492]; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Habit: Cubes, octos, dodecs, trapezohedrons to a few cm
Colour: dark blue to black , irridescent
Fluorescence: none
Description: Bornite can also pseudomorph after Betekhtinite (RWMW specimen) A variety rich in lead, named "Galenobornite" ( (Cu, Pb)4.7 Fe S4), in long (3 centimeters) primatic yellow-brown crystals, has been described in this deposit (T.A. Satpaeva et al. , Izvest. Akad. Nauk. Kaz. S.S.R. , Serv. Géol. , 1964, 2, 29. ).
Reference: [www.thamesvalleyminerals.com]; Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Botallackite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Habit: Cogwheel twins in parallel growth to a few mm
Colour: grey
Fluorescence: none
Description: Can be seen on the Thames Valley Bornite from shaft #55
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Min Rec., vol. 26, pg 530 (1995)
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Habit: terminated orthrhombic prisms and pseudohexagonal tabular trillingsto a few cm.
Colour: grey to black
Fluorescence: none
Description: There's a rumour that the hexagonal plates are Djurleite
Reference: Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Habit: Twinned complex sphenoids to a over a cm
Colour: brass yellow
Fluorescence: none
Reference: RWMW specimen; Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Min Rec., vol. 26, pg 530 (1995); Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Copper
Formula: Cu
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Min Rec., vol. 26, pg 530 (1995)
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Habit: Octahedrons to 2cm
Reference: Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:253; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Reference: http://webmineral.ru/deposits/item.php?id=2363
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Min Rec., vol. 26, pg 530 (1995); Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Dokuchaevite
Formula: Cu8O2(VO4)3Cl3
Reference: http://webmineral.ru/deposits/item.php?id=2363
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
'Dzhezkazganite'
Formula: ReMoCu2PbS6 ?
Description: Dzhezkazganite has been found in polished section, In insufficient quantities to characterise properly. It is the source of Rhenium in the Dzhezkazgan copper ores.
Reference: [AmerMin 48 (1963), 209]; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: T.A. Satpaeva et al. , Izvest. Akad. Nauk. Kaz. S.S.R. , Serv. Géol. , 1964, 2, 29. ; Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Gerhardtite
Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Reference: Voloshin, A. V., Pakhomovskiy, Ya. A., Stepanov, V. I., Bulgak, L. V. and Men-shikov, Yu. P. (1988): Gerhardtite, likasite, and spertiniite from the oxidation zone of Dzhezkazgan chalcosite ores; first finds in the USSR. Novye Dannye o Mineralakh SSSR, 35, 40-47. (in Russian) ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p.
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 24.; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Likasite
Formula: Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy; Voloshin, A. V., Pakhomovskiy, Ya. A., Stepanov, V. I., Bulgak, L. V. and Men-shikov, Yu. P. (1988): Gerhardtite, likasite, and spertiniite from the oxidation zone of Dzhezkazgan chalcosite ores; first finds in the USSR. Novye Dannye o Mineralakh SSSR, 35, 40-47. (in Russian) ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Nantokite
Formula: CuCl
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Min Rec., vol. 26, pg 530 (1995); Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Terminated prisms to over a cm
Colour: colourless to white to purple
Fluorescence: none
Description: A gangue mineral
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Roxbyite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Analysis done by GEO TRADER minerals, whom specimen was acquired from.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Habit: Wires to several cm
Colour: Black when coated with acanthite, otherwise Silver
Fluorescence: none
Description: Good thick clean wires and ram's horn were found in Shaft #31. The black ,acanthite coated ones were dusted with malachite and came from level 55in shaft #46.
Reference: Thames Valley and RWMW specimen; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Spangolite
Formula: Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Spertiniite
Formula: Cu(OH)2
Reference: Voloshin, A. V., Pakhomovskiy, Ya. A., Stepanov, V. I., Bulgak, L. V. and Men-shikov, Yu. P. (1988): Gerhardtite, likasite, and spertiniite from the oxidation zone of Dzhezkazgan chalcosite ores; first finds in the USSR. Novye Dannye o Mineralakh SSSR, 35, 40-47. (in Russian) ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Habit: Classic tetrahedra with cube modifications and twinned pseudo octahedra to a few cm
Colour: Gemmy green to gemmy orange.
Fluorescence: none
Description: These are killer cleophanes
Reference: RWMW Specimen; Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., 2012, Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p. ; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Terra Mineralia museum collection; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Habit: Tetrahedral and trapezotetrahedral to a few cm.
Colour: grey metallic
Fluorescence: none
Reference: Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Antimony1.CA.05Sb
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Algodonite2.AA.10a(Cu1-xAsx)
Betekhtinite2.BE.05(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Domeykite2.AA.10bCu3As
Freieslebenite2.JB.15AgPbSbS3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Roxbyite2.BA.05Cu9S5
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Botallackite3.DA.10bCu2(OH)3Cl
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Nantokite3.AA.05CuCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Delafossite4.AB.15CuFeO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Spertiniite4.FD.05Cu(OH)2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Gerhardtite5.NB.05Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Likasite5.ND.05Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Beaverite-(Cu)7.BC.10Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Spangolite7.DD.15Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Dokuchaevite-Cu8O2(VO4)3Cl3
'Dzhezkazganite'-ReMoCu2PbS6 ?

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p > 3:1
Algodonite2.1.1.1(Cu1-xAsx)
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Domeykite2.2.2.1Cu3As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
Roxbyite2.4.7.4Cu9S5
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Miscellaneous
Betekhtinite2.16.8.1(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Freieslebenite3.4.6.2AgPbSbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Spertiniite6.2.4.1Cu(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
ABX2
Delafossite7.1.1.1CuFeO2
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Nantokite9.1.7.1CuCl
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Botallackite10.1.3.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 19 - NITRATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Anhydrous Nitrates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Gerhardtite19.1.1.1Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Likasite19.1.5.1Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Beaverite-(Cu)30.2.5.7Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Spangolite31.1.5.1Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Dokuchaevite-Cu8O2(VO4)3Cl3
'Dzhezkazganite'-ReMoCu2PbS6 ?
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
H SpertiniiteCu(OH)2
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
H BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
NNitrogen
N LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
N GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
O SpertiniiteCu(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
O BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
O DelafossiteCuFeO2
O DokuchaeviteCu8O2(VO4)3Cl3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S DzhezkazganiteReMoCu2PbS6 ?
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S CovelliteCuS
S CelestineSrSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
S GalenaPbS
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
S RoxbyiteCu9S5
S BaryteBaSO4
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
ClChlorine
Cl NantokiteCuCl
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Cl DokuchaeviteCu8O2(VO4)3Cl3
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V DokuchaeviteCu8O2(VO4)3Cl3
MnManganese
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
FeIron
Fe Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe DelafossiteCuFeO2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
CuCopper
Cu Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu DzhezkazganiteReMoCu2PbS6 ?
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu NantokiteCuCl
Cu GerhardtiteCu2(NO3)(OH)3
Cu SpertiniiteCu(OH)2
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu BotallackiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu DomeykiteCu3As
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Cu RoxbyiteCu9S5
Cu DelafossiteCuFeO2
Cu DokuchaeviteCu8O2(VO4)3Cl3
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As DomeykiteCu3As
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
MoMolybdenum
Mo DzhezkazganiteReMoCu2PbS6 ?
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
SbAntimony
Sb FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Sb AntimonySb
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
ReRhenium
Re DzhezkazganiteReMoCu2PbS6 ?
PbLead
Pb Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Pb DzhezkazganiteReMoCu2PbS6 ?
Pb FreieslebeniteAgPbSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3

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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 24.
Voloshin, A. V., Pakhomovskiy, Ya. A., Stepanov, V. I., Bulgak, L. V. and Men-shikov, Yu. P. (1988): Gerhardtite, likasite, and spertiniite from the oxidation zone of Dzhezkazgan chalcosite ores; first finds in the USSR. Novye Dannye o Mineralakh SSSR, 35, 40-47. (in Russian)
Box, S.E., Syusyura, Boris, Hayes, T.S., Taylor, C.D., Zientek, M.L., Hitzman, M.W., Seltmann, Reimer, Chechetkin, Vladimir, Dolgopolova, Alla, Cossette, P.M., and Wallis, J.C., (2012) Sandstone copper assessment of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5090–E, 63 p.
Box, S.E., Syusyura, B., Seltmann, R., Creaser, R.A., Dolgopolova, A. and Zientek, M.L. (2012): Dzhezkazgan and Associated Sandstone Copper Deposits of the Chu-Sarysu Basin, Central Kazakhstan. Society of Economic Geologist Special Publication 16, Chapter 13, 303-328.

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