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Gold Quarry Mine (Maggie claims; Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology Sample Site No. 1560; Deep West Ore Body), Maggie Creek Subdistrict, Carlin Trend, Eureka Co., Nevada, USAi
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Gold Quarry Mine (Maggie claims; Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology Sample Site No. 1560; Deep West Ore Body)Mine
Maggie Creek SubdistrictSubdistrict
Carlin Trend- not defined -
Eureka Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 47' 29'' North , 116° 12' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.79139,-116.20917
GeoHash:G#: 9rm259g54
USGS MRDS Record:10044714
Owned/operated by:Newmont Mining Corporation
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Carlin2,302 (2017)12.4km
Elko20,279 (2017)37.8km


A former Au-Ag-As-Sb-Hg-Tl-Ba-Pb-Zn-Cu-Mn-Ni mine located in sec. 35, T34N, R51E, MDM, 7 miles NW of Carlin, on land of mixed ownership (located claim; private lease; private). Discovered in 1925 by A. Berning. Produced from 1936 until 2004. Owned and operated by the Newmont Gold Co. (Newmont Mining Corp.) P.O. Box 979, Carlin, Nevada 89822 (1988). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

HISTORY: The first claims were staked in 1925 by A. Berning, who leased the property to Cuba Consolidated Mines Company. In 1936, Cuba Consolidated shipped 60 tons of ore averaging 0.417 ore percent (OPT) Au, 0.882 OPT Ag. Newmont Corp. acquired the property in 1962 and conducted a drilling program in 1963-1964 in the vicinity of what is now the northern limit of Gold Quarry. Drilling was centered SW of the jasperoid outcrop from which the 60 tons of ore were mined. Further drilling until 1970 delineated 340,000 tons/0.12 OPT. The lease agreement was discontinued in 1970 due to low Au prices and discouraging metallurgical tests. The property was acquired by Roy Ash and Charles Thornton for $8,000.00. After XRF-XRD studies of Gold Quarry drill cuttings suggested possible open ends of mineralization, the claims were Reacquired in 1972. After 1979, Exploration drilling continued East of the Maggie Creek ore body and significant Au intercepts were encountered. Between 1979 and 1983, 550 conventional circulation holes were drilled on 100-foot centers to an average depth of 600 feet. Blk metallurgical test samples of mill-grade and leach-grade material were mined in 1982-1983. Pre-mining began in late 1983. The first Au was poured in August 1985 (total $: 300). The development consists of a 40-foot adit, and other scattered open cuts.

The new semi-autogenous mill complex currently (1992) processes more than 28,000 short tons per day. In 1989, the Gold Quarry pit was producing 60% of the total material mined and 62% of the Au recovered by Newmont. A total of 300 hourly and salaried people were employed in the Gold Quarry Mine operations group.

MINERALIZATION: Mineralization is a polymetallic deposit (Deposit model code 172; USGS model code 26a; BC deposit profile E03; Deposit model name: Carbonate-hosted Au-Ag deposit; Mark3 model number: 15), hosted in rocks of the the Vinini Formation (quartzite, siltstone, carbonate and chert) plus jasperoid. At the Gold Quarry deposit, in the central Carlin trend, Heitt (1992) reported K/Ar dates ranging from 28 to 27 Ma from supergene alunite veins that crosscut and postdate gold mineralization. The ore body is tabular.

Au is associated with As, Sb, Hg, & Tl. A subordinate association of Ag, Pb, Zn, Cu, & Ni appears to represent earlier mineralizing events. Au grains range <0.1 to 10.0 microns in size and usually occur associated with microfractures or disseminated in microcrystalline cherty matrix. Au:Ag ratio ranges from about 2:1 in mill-grade ores to 1:3 in leach-grade ores. Local alteration is silicification and clay. Local rocks include platy limestone and limy siltstone, chert at the base.

LOCAL GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES: Geologic structures
include the Roberts Mountains Thrust, Good Hope Fault system, Gold Quarry Fault, Etc. These structures created a pervasive fracture system at Gold Quarry. Isoclinal folding of bedding is common. Fissures, fractures zones, faulting, and folding all controlled ore deposition. The Less fault, a high-angle NE-striking structure was an ore-controlling structure in the original Maggie Creek pit.

The deposit is located at the SE corner of the Carlin Window in the Roberts Mountains thrust. The NW-striking Snowbird anticline and Alta anticline have folded host rocks in the pit area.

GEOLOGY OF THE DEPOSIT: Gold Quarry is one of the largest Au deposits in North America. It is comprised of 2 stacked ore bodies: An upper structural stockwork and a lower, stratabound replacement. Overall strike of the main (upper) ore zone is N45E. It is bounded on the W by the Gold Quarry and on the E by the Grey/Challenger fault systems. Mineralization is continuous over 6,000 feet of strike. Mill-grade ore zones crosscut this trend on a N-S to NW strike. The Deep West ore body is a silica replacement zone at the contact of footwall carbonate rocks and hanging wall siliciclastic rocks. It averages 250 feet in thickness, strikes N20E, dips 30-35SE, and has a known strike length of 2,500 feet. The gold grade is double that of the main (upper) ore zone. The Deep West ore zone is the down-dip extension of the Maggie Creek South ore zone.

Gold is present in a gossan in quartzite and chert. Many of the baryte and base metal deposits in the Maggie Creek subdistrict are associated with the Good Hope Fault system (e.g., the Nevada Star Mine, record #M232284). This fault system also appears to link the Gold Quarry and the Tusc deposits. A sense of movement on the Good Hope Fault system has not been established. North of the intersection of the Gold Quarry and Good Hope faults, an entire ridge of silicified Roberts Mountains Formation marks the margin of the Carlin Window. The jasperoid reportedly carries some Au. Gold Quarry and Maggie Creek mines are unusual in that ore is hosted, at least in part, by Paleozoic rocks of the upper plate of the Roberts Mountains thrust.

WORKINGS DATA: Workings include surface openings comprised of open pits. Historic development consisted of a 40-foot adit and other scattered open cuts. The current (1992) operation consisted of an open pit mine, 2 milling facilities, a leach crushing plant, and 3 leach pads. The dimensions of the ultimate pit will be 1 mile by ¾ mile in size and 1,200 feet in depth. The total material in the ultimate pit is estimated at 576.3 million tons, which reflects a 1.3:1 strip ratio.

PRODUCTION DATA: Early shipped ore averaged 0.417 ounces/ton Au and 0.882 ounces/ton Ag.

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Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Augelite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Burangaite ?
Formula: NaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Calderónite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Carbonatecyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Corderoite
Formula: Hg2+3S2Cl2
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Doyleite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Englishite
Formula: K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Fervanite
Formula: Fe3+4V5+4O16 · 5H2O
Fluellite
Formula: Al2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Fraipontite
Formula: (Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Galena
Formula: PbS
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Goldquarryite (TL)
Formula: CuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
Type Locality:
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Häggite
Formula: V3+V4+O2(OH)3
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Hewettite
Formula: CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Heyite
Formula: Pb5Fe2+2(VO4)2O4
Hummerite
Formula: K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kazakhstanite
Formula: Fe3+5V4+3V5+12O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
Kingite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Mandarinoite
Formula: Fe3+2(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Matioliite
Formula: NaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metatyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Meurigite-K
Formula: KFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nevadaite (TL)
Formula: (Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
Type Locality:
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Pararealgar
Formula: As4S4
Phosphofibrite ?
Formula: (H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jasper
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Richellite
Formula: CaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Schubnelite
Formula: Fe3+VO4 · H2O
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Selenium
Formula: Se
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sincosite
Formula: Ca(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Tiemannite
Formula: HgSe
Tinticite
Formula: Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Tripuhyite
Formula: Fe3+Sb5+O4
Turanite
Formula: Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Vésigniéite
Formula: BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Zálesíite
Formula: CaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Selenium1.CC.10Se
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Corderoite2.FC.15aHg2+3S2Cl2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pararealgar2.FA.15bAs4S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Tiemannite2.CB.05aHgSe
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
Chalcophanite4.FL.20(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Doyleite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Fervanite4.HG.05Fe3+4V5+4O16 · 5H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hewettite4.HE.15CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Hummerite4.HC.10K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Häggite4.HE.25V3+V4+O2(OH)3
Mandarinoite4.JH.15Fe3+2(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
Metatyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Romanèchite4.DK.10(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Tripuhyite4.DB.05Fe3+Sb5+O4
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Carbonatecyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Cyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hydroniumjarosite7.BC.10(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Augelite8.BE.05Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Burangaite ?8.DK.15NaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cacoxenite8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Calderónite8.BG.05Pb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Crandallite8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Englishite8.DH.55K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Fluellite8.DE.10Al2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Goldquarryite (TL)8.DB.65CuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
Heyite8.BK.20Pb5Fe2+2(VO4)2O4
Kazakhstanite8.CB.45Fe3+5V4+3V5+12O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
Kingite8.DC.47Al3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
Leucophosphite8.DH.10KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Matioliite8.DK.15NaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Meurigite-K8.DJ.20KFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Nevadaite (TL)8.DC.60(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
Phosphofibrite ?8.DJ.20(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Richellite8.BB.90CaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2
Schubnelite8.CB.35Fe3+VO4 · H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Sincosite8.CJ.65Ca(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
Strengite8.CD.10FePO4 · 2H2O
Tinticite8.DC.32Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Turanite8.BB.70Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Vésigniéite8.BH.45BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Zálesíite8.DL.15CaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Fraipontite9.ED.15(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Selenium1.3.4.1Se
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Pararealgar2.8.21.2As4S4
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Tiemannite2.8.2.4HgSe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Doyleite6.3.4.1Al(OH)3
Miscellaneous
Häggite6.4.3.1V3+V4+O2(OH)3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
AB8X16
Romanèchite7.9.2.1(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A3(O,OH)2Xq
Corderoite10.3.3.1Hg2+3S2Cl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
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 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Carbonatecyanotrichite16b.7.7.1Cu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
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
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Cyanotrichite31.2.1.1Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A2(XO3)3·xH2O
Mandarinoite34.3.4.1Fe3+2(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Metatyuyamunite40.2a.26.2Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Strengite40.4.1.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)2Zq
Heyite41.2.2.1Pb5Fe2+2(VO4)2O4
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Turanite41.4.4.1Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Vésigniéite41.5.13.1BaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
A2(XO4)Zq
Augelite41.6.8.1Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Zálesíite42.5.1.7CaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Fluellite42.6.9.1Al2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Burangaite ?42.9.1.1NaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Kingite42.10.3.1Al3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Leucophosphite42.11.6.1KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Sincosite42.11.19.1Ca(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
(AB)4(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Tinticite42.12.4.1Fe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Englishite42.13.8.1K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Meurigite-K42.13.14.1KFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Phosphofibrite ?42.13.14.3(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
Richellite42.13.2.1CaFe3+2(PO4)2(OH,F)2
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
AX2O6
Tripuhyite44.2.1.3Fe3+Sb5+O4
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Hummerite47.2.2.1K2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Fervanite47.3.4.1Fe3+4V5+4O16 · 5H2O
Hewettite47.3.1.1CaV6O16 · 9H2O
Kazakhstanite47.3.2.6Fe3+5V4+3V5+12O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
Schubnelite47.3.3.1Fe3+VO4 · H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Fraipontite71.1.2c.4(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
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
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Calderónite-Pb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
Goldquarryite (TL)-CuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
Hydroniumjarosite-(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Matioliite-NaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nevadaite (TL)-(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
H Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
H FervaniteFe43+V45+O16 · 5H2O
H HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
H FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HäggiteV3+V4+O2(OH)3
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
H Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KazakhstaniteFe53+V34+V125+O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
H KingiteAl3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
H LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MandarinoiteFe23+(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
H Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
H SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
H StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
H TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
H DoyleiteAl(OH)3
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
H CalderónitePb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
H ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
H BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
H Phosphofibrite(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
O Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
O FervaniteFe43+V45+O16 · 5H2O
O HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AnataseTiO2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
O FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HäggiteV3+V4+O2(OH)3
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O HeyitePb5Fe22+(VO4)2O4
O HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
O Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O KazakhstaniteFe53+V34+V125+O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
O KingiteAl3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
O LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MandarinoiteFe23+(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O QuartzSiO2
O RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
O Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
O RutileTiO2
O SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2O
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
O TenoriteCuO
O TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
O DoyleiteAl(OH)3
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
O TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
O CalderónitePb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
O ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
O BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
O Phosphofibrite(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
FFluorine
F GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
F Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
F KingiteAl3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
F RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Na MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Na BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
Al Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Al CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Al EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Al FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KingiteAl3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al DoyleiteAl(OH)3
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Al MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Al BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
PPhosphorus
P GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
P Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
P AugeliteAl2(PO4)(OH)3
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
P FluelliteAl2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
P KingiteAl3(PO4)2F2(OH) · 7H2O
P LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
P SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
P StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
P TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
P Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P MatioliiteNaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
P BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
P Phosphofibrite(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S SulphurS8
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
S CovelliteCuS
S CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S GreenockiteCdS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PararealgarAs4S4
S PyriteFeS2
S RealgarAs4S4
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S CinnabarHgS
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
ClChlorine
Cl CorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
K HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Phosphofibrite(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
Ca SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
V FervaniteFe43+V45+O16 · 5H2O
V HewettiteCaV6O16 · 9H2O
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V HäggiteV3+V4+O2(OH)3
V HeyitePb5Fe22+(VO4)2O4
V HummeriteK2Mg2(V10O28) · 16H2O
V KazakhstaniteFe53+V34+V125+O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
V MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
V SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2O
V SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
V TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4
V CalderónitePb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
FeIron
Fe FervaniteFe43+V45+O16 · 5H2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe HeyitePb5Fe22+(VO4)2O4
Fe Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe KazakhstaniteFe53+V34+V125+O39(OH)9 · 9H2O
Fe LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Fe MandarinoiteFe23+(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe RichelliteCaFe23+(PO4)2(OH,F)2
Fe SchubneliteFe3+VO4 · H2O
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe TinticiteFe3+5.34(PO4)3.62(VO4)0.38(OH)4 · 6.7H2O
Fe TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
Fe Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe CalderónitePb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BurangaiteNaFe2+Al5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Fe Phosphofibrite(H2O,K)3.5Fe8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 5H2O
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
Cu Nevadaite(Cu2+,Al,V3+)6Al8(PO4)8F8(OH)2 · 22H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu CarbonatecyanotrichiteCu4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Cu TuraniteCu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Cu ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As OrpimentAs2S3
As PararealgarAs4S4
As RealgarAs4S4
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As ZálesíiteCaCu6(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6 · 3H2O
SeSelenium
Se MandarinoiteFe23+(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
Se SeleniumSe
Se TiemanniteHgSe
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
CdCadmium
Cd GoldquarryiteCuCd2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O,F)2 · 10H2O
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SbAntimony
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Ba VésigniéiteBaCu3(VO4)2(OH)2
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CorderoiteHg32+S2Cl2
Hg TiemanniteHgSe
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb HeyitePb5Fe22+(VO4)2O4
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb CalderónitePb2Fe3+(VO4)2(OH)
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
UUranium
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U MetatyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3-5H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Early Devonian - Silurian
393.3 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2776938
Slope Assemblage - Platy limestone, dolomite, and chert

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Roberts Mountains Formation; Masket Shale

Description: Platy limestone, dolomite and chert are characteristic of the auriferous Roberts Mountains Formation in Nye, Elko, Eureka, and Lander Counties and of the Masket Shale and Gatecliff Formation in northern Nye County. This unit lies with depositional contact over the Hanson Creek Formation of unit SOc of the Carbonate shelf sequence (unit OCc in southern Nevada), and is also structurally imbricated with Carbonate shelf sequence rocks (OCc) and other Slope and Basin assemblages rocks (units DCs, DOts, MDst) across its area of exposure. In the Carlin area, rocks assigned to the Popovich Formation and the informal Bootstrap Limestone (Berger and Theodore, 2005; Jory, 2002) are also included. In the Monitor Range, the Roberts Mountains, and the Sulphur Spring Range, unit DSt is mapped as stratigraphically overlain by unit DSc. To what extent this “overlying” dolomite is truly a stratigraphic unit as opposed to an alteration product of this unit (Nichols and Silberling, 1977a) is unclear. A stratigraphic contact with unit MDst in the Carlin area is possible based on recent mapping (Berger and Theodore, 2005; Theodore, Moring, and others, 2003).

Comments: Original map source: Crafford, A.E.J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate; Scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{limestone,dolostone,chert}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Vanderburg, W.O. (1938) Reconnaissance of mining Districts in Eureka County, Nevada, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular IC7022.
Southern Pacific Co. (1964) Minerals for Industry.
Roberts, R.J., et al. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Eureka County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 64.
Bentz, J., Brooks, S., and McFarlane (1982) Field Examination Report, 5/27/82.
Fortune (1982) The Huge Find in Roy Ash's Backyard. (December 27, 1982).
Dames and Moore (1983?) Environmental Assessment of the Carlin Gold Quarry project...
State Division of Mines Inspection (1983) Directory of Nevada Mine Operations Active During Calendar Year 1983.
Bonham, H.F. (1986) Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology map 91.
Rota, J. (1987) Geology of Newmont Gold Company's Gold Quarry Deposit, Eureka County, Nevada, in Elliott, I. and Smee, B., eds., GEOEXPO/86 - Exploration in the North American Cordillera, The Association of Exploration Geochemists, Rexdale, Ontario: 42-50.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (1988) The Nevada Minerals Industry - 1987, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication MI-1987.
Rota, J.C. (1988) The Gold Quarry Mine, History and General Geology, in Schafer, R., et al, Bulk Mineable Precious Metal Deposits of the Western United States, The Geological Society of Nevada, Reno: 49-56.
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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (1989) The Nevada Minerals Industry - 1988, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication MI-1988.
Santti, S. and Soltani, A. (1989) Large Scale Open Pit Gold Mining at Gold Quarry, in Bhappu, R. and Harden, R., eds., Gold Forum on Technology and Practices, "World Gold '89", Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., Littleton, CO: 147-154.
Ekburg, C., Rota, J., and Arkell, B. (1991) Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Maggie Creek subdistrict, Carlin Trend, Eureka County, Nevada, in Raines, G.L., et al, eds., Geology and Ore Deposits of the Great Basin, The Geological Society of Nevada, Reno: 625-633.
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Ryneer, R. (1992) Economic History of the Carlin Trend, in Buffa, R. and Coyner A., Geology and Ore Deposits of the Great Basin - Field Trip Guidebook Compendium, The Geological Society of Nevada, Reno: 838-843.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (1994) The Nevada Minerals Industry - 1993, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication MI-1993.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (1994) The Nevada Minerals Industry - 1993, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication MI-1993.
Jensen, M.C., Rota, J.C., and Foord, E.E. (1995) The Gold Quarry Mine, Carlin-trend, Eureka County, Nevada. Mineralogical Record: 26: 449-469.
Harlan, J.B., D.A. Harris, P.M. Mallette, J.W. Norby, J.C. Rota, and J.J. Sagar (2002) Geology and Mineralization of the Maggie Creek District. in Gold Deposits of the Carlin Trend, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 111: 115-142.
Mineralogical Record (2003) 34(3): 237-240.
Canadian Mineralogist (2004) 42(3): 741-752.
Cooper, M.A., Hawthorne, F.C., Roberts, A.C., Foord, E.E., Erd, R.C., Evans, H.T., Jr., and Jensen, M.C. (2004) Nevadaite, (Cu 2+,⃞,Al,V 3+)6[Al8(PO4)8F8](OH)2(H2O)22, a new phosphate mineral species from the Gold Quarry mine, Carlin, Eureka County, Nevada: Description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist: 42(3): 741-752.
USGS (2005) Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10044714, 10310465, 10125143.
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