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Nevada City, Nevada City District, Nevada Co., California, USAi
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Nevada City, Nevada City District, Nevada Co., California, USA
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Nevada City, Nevada City District, Nevada Co., California, USA
Paleozoic metasediments in Sierra Nevada Mountains

Nevada City, Nevada City District, Nevada Co., California, USA
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Nevada City, Nevada City District, Nevada Co., California, USA
Paleozoic metasediments in Sierra Nevada Mountains

Nevada City, Nevada City District, Nevada Co., California, USA
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Nevada City, Nevada City District, Nevada Co., California, USA
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39° 15' 42'' North , 121° 0' 54'' West
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27 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Colour: Blue
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 120; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 62.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310643.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Van King
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Description: Common but irregularly distributed in gold veins.
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 118; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 87.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Description: Detected in ore concentrates.
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 117; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 106; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 51, 105.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Description: Occurs in small quantities.
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1911), The Tertiary gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California: USGS pp 73, 226 pp.: 75; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 149.
'Clays'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 1-262
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 52; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 308.
Diopside var: Diallage
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 52; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 308.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Description: An important constituent of gabbro.
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 53; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 307; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 386.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310643.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1096.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 96 localities in this region.
'Gold Amalgam'
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 1-262: 116; Lindgren, Waldemar (1911), The Tertiary gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California: USGS pp 73, 226 pp.: 75; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 149, 205
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310643.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10115795.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310643.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 118; Knaebel, John Ballantine (1931), The veins and crossings of the Grass alley district, California: Economic Geology: 26: 393; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 311.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 78 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Van King
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Description: An abundant accessory mineral in granodiorite; black sands in the area yielded 928 pounds (450 kg) of zircon per ton.
Reference: Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 37; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 392.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Diallage9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Gold Amalgam'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
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
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
Diopside
var: Diallage
-CaMgSi2O6
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Gold Amalgam'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O SideriteFeCO3
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
MgMagnesium
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S CinnabarHgS
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CaCalcium
Ca Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AltaitePbTe
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

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Lindgren, Waldemar (1896a), The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley districts, California: USGS 17th. Annual Report, part 2: 1-262; …(abstract): A.I.M.E. Transactions: 14: 667-668 (1897-98); […(abstract): Zeitschr. Prakt. Geologie, Jahrg. 7: 210-213 (1899)]: 37, 52, 53, 118, 119.
Knaebel, John Ballantine (1931), The veins and crossings of the Grass Valley district, California: Economic Geology: 26: 393.
Johnston, William Drumm (1940), The gold-quartz veins of Grass Valley, California: USGS PP 194, 101 pp.: 39.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1096.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 87, 269, 307, 308, 311, 392, 461.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 386.

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