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Silver Peak Mining District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USAi
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37° North , 117° West (est.)
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29 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alum-(K)
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Uralite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: http://www.scorpiogold.com/s/mineral_ridge.asp?ReportID=465231
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: http://www.scorpiogold.com/s/mineral_ridge.asp?ReportID=465231
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: http://www.scorpiogold.com/s/mineral_ridge.asp?ReportID=465231
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: http://www.scorpiogold.com/s/mineral_ridge.asp?ReportID=465231
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Lepidolite'
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Mica Group'
Reference: http://www.scorpiogold.com/s/mineral_ridge.asp?ReportID=465231
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Niter
Formula: KNO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Peggy L. Smith, J.V. Tingley (1983) NBMG OFR 83-12
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kunz,1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p.121.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: http://www.scorpiogold.com/s/mineral_ridge.asp?ReportID=465231
'Stetefeldtite'
Formula: Ag2Sb2(O,OH)7
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Wad'
Reference: Peggy L. Smith, J.V. Tingley (1983) NBMG OFR 83-12
'Zeolite Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cervantite4.DE.30Sb3+Sb5+O4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
'Stetefeldtite'4.DH.20Ag2Sb2(O,OH)7
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Niter5.NA.10KNO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alum-(K)7.CC.20KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
'Zeolite Group'9.G0.
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Uralite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Feldspar Group'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Mica Group'-
'Petrified Wood'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cervantite4.4.16.1Sb3+Sb5+O4
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 18 - NORMAL NITRATES
AXO3·xH2O, where x can equal zero
Niter18.1.2.1KNO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Alum-(K)29.5.5.1KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stetefeldtite'44.1.1.5Ag2Sb2(O,OH)7
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'var: Uralite'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Feldspar Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Lepidolite'-
'Mica Group'-
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Rose Quartz-SiO2
'Wad'-
'Zeolite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Amphibole Supergroup (var: Uralite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NNitrogen
N NiterKNO3
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Amphibole Supergroup (var: Uralite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O NiterKNO3
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole Supergroup (var: Uralite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Amphibole Supergroup (var: Uralite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Amphibole Supergroup (var: Uralite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S SulphurS8
S CinnabarHgS
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S StibniteSb2S3
S Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole Supergroup (var: Uralite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K NiterKNO3
K Alum-(K)KAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole Supergroup (var: Uralite)AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CuCopper
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SbAntimony
Sb CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
Sb StetefeldtiteAg2Sb2(O,OH)7
Sb StibniteSb2S3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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Spurr, J.E. (1906) Ore deposits of the Silver Peak quadrangle, Nevada. USGS Professional Paper 55.

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