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Galena Mining District, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USAi
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Galena Mining DistrictMining District
Jo Daviess Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° North , 90° West (est.)
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Margin of Error:
~40km
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A Pb-Zn-Cd mining area located in and around the city of Galena. Prior to 1914 known as the Marsden Lode and the Peru Mine (? - source of data unknown).

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12 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; A. V. Hey1, W. A. Broughton, W. S. West, (1978) Geology of the Upper Mississippi Valley Base-Metal District. Wisconsin Geological Survey Information Circular Number 16 (Rev. 1978)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: www.missourigeologists.org/Min-Loc2.pdf.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Clays'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 27 localities in this region.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: AmMin 44:995-1009
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Description: Schalenblende was found in a small pocket as dark-brown botryoidal layers upon massive marcasite sprays (Charles Noll), sometimes associated with galena.
Reference: Ex Charles Noll collection
'UM1995-34-SO:Fe'
Formula: FeS2O3
Reference: Kucha, H., Barnes, H.L. (1995): Compounds with mixed and intermediate sulfur valences in pyrite from the Amelia mine, southwest Wisconsin. Mineralium Deposita: 30: 78-8l; in: Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C. (1995): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 80: 1331
'UM1995-35-SO:FePb'
Formula: Fe3PbS6O14
Reference: Kucha, H., Barnes, H.L. (1995): Compounds with mixed and intermediate sulfur valences in pyrite from the Amelia mine, southwest Wisconsin. Mineralium Deposita: 30: 78-8l; in: Jambor, J.L., Puziewicz, J., Roberts, A.C. (1995): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 80: 1331

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Schalenblende2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'UM1995-34-SO:Fe'-FeS2O3
'UM1995-35-SO:FePb'-Fe3PbS6O14

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Clays'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Sphalerite
var: Schalenblende
-ZnS
'UM1995-34-SO:Fe'-FeS2O3
'UM1995-35-SO:FePb'-Fe3PbS6O14

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O UM1995-34-SO:FeFeS2O3
O UM1995-35-SO:FePbFe3PbS6O14
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S MilleriteNiS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S UM1995-34-SO:FeFeS2O3
S UM1995-35-SO:FePbFe3PbS6O14
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe UM1995-34-SO:FeFeS2O3
Fe UM1995-35-SO:FePbFe3PbS6O14
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb UM1995-35-SO:FePbFe3PbS6O14

References

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Cox, G.H. (1914), Lead & Zinc Deposits of Northwestern Illinois, State of Illinois Geological Survey, Bulletin 21.

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