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Union Mine (Salt Lake-California Mine), Low Divide, Low Divide Mining District, Klamath Mountains, Del Norte Co., California, USAi
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Union Mine (Salt Lake-California Mine)Mine
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Low Divide Mining DistrictMining District
Klamath MountainsMountain Range
Del Norte Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 55' 5'' North , 124° 1' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gasquet661 (2011)9.6km
Smith River866 (2011)9.6km
Hiouchi301 (2011)14.4km
Bertsch-Oceanview2,436 (2011)21.2km
Crescent City6,774 (2017)22.9km


A former Cu mine located 1.2 km (3,800 feet) N of Low Divide. Mine worked 1857-1867.

This mine exposed veins of troilite and chalcopyrite within the Josephine Ophiolite. All adits and pits are caved. In situ veins of troilite are exposed.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Copper Handbook 1911
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119; Copper Handbook 1911; Gail E. Dunning and Joseph F. Cooper, Jr. (2002) Paragenesis of Troilite from the Low Divide District, Del Norte County, California.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119; Gail E. Dunning and Joseph F. Cooper, Jr. (2002) Paragenesis of Troilite from the Low Divide District, Del Norte County, California
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Dunning, Gail E. and Joseph F. Cooper, Jr. (2002), Paragenesis of Troilite from the Low Divide District, Del Norte County, California.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Starkeyite
Formula: MgSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119
Tochilinite
Formula: Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Gail E. Dunning and Joseph F. Cooper, Jr. (2002) Paragenesis of Troilite from the Low Divide District, Del Norte County, California
Valleriite
Formula: (Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Reference: California Geology: 48 (5): 119

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe1-xS
Tochilinite2.FD.35Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Valleriite2.FD.30(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Starkeyite7.CB.15MgSO4 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe1-xS
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
Tochilinite2.14.2.1Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Valleriite2.14.1.1(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Starkeyite29.6.6.2MgSO4 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
H Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
H StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
O Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
O StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Mg Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Mg StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
S Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
S StarkeyiteMgSO4 · 4H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S ChalcociteCu2S
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Fe Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S

References

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Copper Handbook (1911).
California Geology (1995): 48(5): 119.
Dunning, Gail E. and Joseph F. Cooper, Jr. (2002), Paragenesis of Troilite from the Low Divide District, Del Norte County, California.

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