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Ouray Mining District (Uncompahgre Mining District), Ouray Co., Colorado, USAi
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38° 2' 30'' North , 107° 40' 3'' West
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"The Ouray mining district is located in the area of about 10 to 15 miles around the town of Ouray. Ouray, which was originally Uncompahgre City, was settled around 1875 after a discovery at the Mineral Farm claim." (http://geosurvey.state.co.us/minerals/HistoricMiningDistricts/OurayHMD/Pages/OuraySilverton.aspx)

Ore deposits range from low-grade, contact-metamorphic through pyritic base-metal bodies containing silver and gold tellurides and native gold to silver-bearing lead-zinc deposits.

Contact-metamorphic deposits and most of the pyritic gold-bearing deposits were found in the central parts of the district. The silver-lead-zinc deposits were found chiefly in the northern and southern sectors of the district.


See also - Gold Hill District and Paquin District
A former Ag-Pb-Cu-Au-Zn-Sb-Ba (baryte) mining area located in the Uncompahgre National Forest. It is a part of the Ouray mining district, includes an area of about 15 mi2 on the northwestern flank of the San Juan Mountains. Discovered in 1874. Ores mined had a gross value of $14 million to $15 million (period values).

Mineralization is generally polymetallic vein deposits (Mineral occurrence model information: Model code 85; USGS model code 22c; Deposit model name: Polymetallic veins; Mark3 model number 46). Geologic units near the site, calculated from the appropriate geologic map, include Laramide intrusive rocks.

Geologic structures: Regional: Late Paleozoic and Late Mesozoic/Early Tertiary folding and faulting.

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66 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Actinolite
Formula: ◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: A. Rosenzweig (1957) Mineralogical Notes on the Silverton Quadrangle, Colorado. in 8th Field Conference New Mexico Geological Society. pp199-202
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Benjaminite ?
Formula: Ag3Bi7S12
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Eckel, E. B. (1997), Minerals of Colorado Ransome, Frederick Leslie (1901) A report on the economic geology of the Silverton quadrangle, Colorado. USGS Bull 182. Tom Rosemeyer (1993) Through the 'Scope: Brookite, Anatase & Rutile from the Silver Link Mine Ouray County, Colorado, Rocks & Minerals, 68:5, pp. 327-330, Published online July 8, 2010: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00357529.1993.9926563
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B. Tom Rosemeyer (1993) Through the 'Scope: Brookite, Anatase & Rutile from the Silver Link Mine Ouray County, Colorado, Rocks & Minerals, 68:5, pp. 327-330, Published online July 8, 2010: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00357529.1993.9926563
Calaverite ?
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308; 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 75:308
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Chamosite var. Thuringite
Formula: (Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308; 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
'Freibergite Subgroup'
Formula: ([Ag6]4+,((Cu,Ag)4 C2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
Reference: Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308
Galena var. Silver-bearing Galena
Formula: PbS with Ag
Reference: Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Irving, J.D. (1905), Ore Deposits of the Ouray District, Colorado, USGS Bulletin 260: 50-77
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: No reference listed
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Eckel, E.B. (1997) Minerals of Colorado. Updated and revised by Cobban, R.R. et al. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, 665 pages.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308
Hematite var. Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
'Hornblende'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308; 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Limonite'
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 70:180-187
Muscovite var. Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Pearceite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Pilsenite
Formula: Bi4Te3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 70:180-187
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Eckel, E.B. (1997) Minerals of Colorado. Updated and revised by Cobban, R.R. et al. Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, 665 pages.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Description: Fig. 14, 15, 16
Reference: Rocks & Min.:62:302 & 75:309.; 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Quartz var. Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Robert Stoufer collection
Quartz var. Jasper
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Quartz var. Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: Unknown
Reference: Eckel, E.B. (1997), Minerals of Colorado.
Quartz var. Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Description: Fig. 14, 15, 16
Reference: Rocks & Min.:62:302-308 & 75:309.; 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts; Engineering & Mining Journal (1900) Vol 70 p 673
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B. Tom Rosemeyer (1993) Through the 'Scope: Brookite, Anatase & Rutile from the Silver Link Mine Ouray County, Colorado, Rocks & Minerals, 68:5, pp. 327-330, Published online July 8, 2010: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00357529.1993.9926563
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308
Siderite var. Manganese-bearing Siderite
Formula: (Fe,Mn)CO3
Reference: Tom Rosemeyer (1993) Through the 'Scope: Brookite, Anatase & Rutile from the Silver Link Mine Ouray County, Colorado, Rocks & Minerals, 68:5, pp. 327-330
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 70:180-187
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308; 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Stibnite ?
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office
Stilpnomelane
Formula: (K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753; Irving, J.D. (1905), Ore Deposits of the Ouray District, Colorado, USGS Bulletin 260: 50-77
'Tennantite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)As4S12S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)Sb4S12S
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 62:302-308
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
'Wad'
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Tom Rosemeyer (1993) Through the 'Scope: Brookite, Anatase & Rutile from the Silver Link Mine Ouray County, Colorado, Rocks & Minerals, 68:5, pp. 327-330

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Aikinite2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
Argentopyrite2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Benjaminite ?2.JA.05eAg3Bi7S12
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Calaverite ?2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
'Freibergite Subgroup'2.GB.05([Ag6]4+,((Cu,Ag)4 C2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var. Silver-bearing Galena2.CD.10PbS with Ag
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pilsenite2.DC.05Bi4Te3
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Stibnite ?2.DB.05Sb2S3
'Tennantite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)As4S12S
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Brookite4.DD.10TiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var. Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var. Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var. Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
var. Manganese-bearing Siderite5.AB.05(Fe,Mn)CO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
var. Thuringite9.EC.55(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Stilpnomelane9.EG.40(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-
'Wad'-

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
Pilsenite2.6.2.5Bi4Te3
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
Argentopyrite2.9.13.2AgFe2S3
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Stibnite ?2.11.2.1Sb2S3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite ?2.12.13.2AuTe2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
'Freibergite Subgroup'3.3.6.3([Ag6]4+,((Cu,Ag)4 C2+2)Sb4S12S0-1
'Tennantite Subgroup'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4 C2+2)Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
1 < ø < 2
Benjaminite ?3.8.10.3Ag3Bi7S12
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Brookite4.4.5.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(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 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined islands
Stilpnomelane74.1.1.1(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
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
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Chamosite
var. Thuringite
-(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
'Chlorite Group'-
Galena
var. Silver-bearing Galena
-PbS with Ag
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Hematite
var. Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Hornblende'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-
Muscovite
var. Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var. Amethyst
-SiO2
var. Jasper-SiO2
var. Milky Quartz-SiO2
var. Rock Crystal-SiO2
Siderite
var. Manganese-bearing Siderite
-(Fe,Mn)CO3
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Chamosite var. Thuringite(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
H Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C Siderite var. Manganese-bearing Siderite(Fe,Mn)CO3
OOxygen
O Quartz var. Milky QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O HübneriteMnWO4
O SideriteFeCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Quartz var. AmethystSiO2
O AnataseTiO2
O BrookiteTiO2
O RutileTiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Quartz var. Rock CrystalSiO2
O UraniniteUO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Hematite var. SpeculariteFe2O3
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Chamosite var. Thuringite(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
O Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O Siderite var. Manganese-bearing Siderite(Fe,Mn)CO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Mg Chamosite var. Thuringite(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Mg Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Chamosite var. Thuringite(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Al Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
SiSilicon
Si Quartz var. Milky QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz var. AmethystSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Quartz var. Rock CrystalSiO2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Chamosite var. Thuringite(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Si Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)Sb4S12S
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S AcanthiteAg2S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S SulphurS8
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S Pearceite[(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S CovelliteCuS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)As4S12S
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
S Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,((Cu,Ag)4 C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
S Galena var. Silver-bearing GalenaPbS with Ag
S BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12
S StibniteSb2S3
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti BrookiteTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn Siderite var. Manganese-bearing Siderite(Fe,Mn)CO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Hematite var. SpeculariteFe2O3
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Actinolite◻Ca2(Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5)Si8O22OH2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Chamosite var. Thuringite(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Fe Stilpnomelane(K,Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe Siderite var. Manganese-bearing Siderite(Fe,Mn)CO3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)Sb4S12S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu Pearceite[(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CopperCu
Cu Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)As4S12S
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,((Cu,Ag)4 C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As Pearceite[(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As Tennantite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)As4S12S
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag SilverAg
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag Pearceite[(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Ag Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,((Cu,Ag)4 C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
Ag Galena var. Silver-bearing GalenaPbS with Ag
Ag BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12
SbAntimony
Sb Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4 C22+)Sb4S12S
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb Pearceite[(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb Freibergite Subgroup([Ag6]4+,((Cu,Ag)4 C22+)Sb4S12S0-1
Sb StibniteSb2S3
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Te PilseniteBi4Te3
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb Galena var. Silver-bearing GalenaPbS with Ag
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Bi PilseniteBi4Te3
Bi BismuthBi
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3
Bi BenjaminiteAg3Bi7S12
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A) In-text Citation No.
Irving, J.D. (1905), Ore Deposits of the Ouray District, Colorado, USGS Bulletin 260: 50-77.
Eckels, E. B. (1997), Minerals of Colorado.
Burbank, W.S., and Luedke, R.G., (2008), Geology and ore deposits of the Uncompahgre (Ouray) mining district, southwestern Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1753, 107 p., 7 pls. in pocket, available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1753.
White, D. E. (1962) Antimony in the United States, USGS MR-20.
Koschmann, A.H., Bergendahl, M.H. (1968) Principal Gold-Producing Districts of the United States: USGS Professional Paper 610, 283 pages.
USGS (2005) Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #60000278.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Yearbook(s) (year(s) = ??).

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