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Stanislaus Mine, Carson Hill Gold Mining Company Mines (Carson Hill Mines), Melones, Carson Hill Mining District (Melones Mining District), Mother Lode Belt, Calaveras Co., California, USAi
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Stanislaus MineMine
Carson Hill Gold Mining Company Mines (Carson Hill Mines)Group of Mines
Melones- not defined -
Carson Hill Mining District (Melones Mining District)Mining District
Mother Lode BeltBelt
Calaveras Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 1' 17'' North , 120° 30' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tuttletown668 (2011)5.1km
Angels Camp2,677 (2012)6.1km
Vallecito442 (2011)8.1km
Columbia2,297 (2017)9.1km
Jamestown3,433 (2011)10.4km


A former Au-Ni-Te-Hg-Ag mine located in sec. 13, T2N, R13E, MDM, 1.1 km (0.7 mile) NNW of melones (site), and 0.8 km (0.5 mile) S of Carson Hill (town) (on the S slope of Carson Hill (summit), just above Robinson's Ferry). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in dolomite. Local rocks include undivided pre-Cenozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 2 (undivided).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: Occurs as crystals lining vugs.
Reference: Jackson, Abraham Wendell, Jr. (1886), Mineralogical contributions: California Academy of Science, 1st. series, Bulletin 4: 365; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 64, 359.
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Description: Occurs as large masses.
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts: 312; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 105; Dana 7: I: 206; Dana 6: 1095.
'Apatite' ?
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
Calaverite (TL)
Formula: AuTe2
Type Locality:
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts: 312, 314; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 105, 109.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Dana 7:I:206; Dana 6: 1095.; Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Knopf, Adolf (1929), The Mother Lode system of California: USGS Professional Paper 157, 88 pp.: 39; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 125.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Dana 7:I:206; Dana 6: 1095.; Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Küstel, Guido (1865): Tellurite of gold and silver: Mining and Scientific Press: 10: 306; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 279; Genth F.A. (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321; Dana 7: I: 206; Dana 6: 1095.
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Blake, Wm. P. (1868a), The melons tellurides; letter to G. Küstel: Mining & Scientific Press: 16: 178; Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 311, 312; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 66, 105; Dana 7: I: 185, 186.
Melonite (TL)
Formula: NiTe2
Type Locality:
Reference: American Mineralogist (1949): 34: 342; Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 313; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 218; Hillebrand, William Francis (1900), Mineralogical notes: SS Bulletin 167: 60; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 66.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Description: Occurs as crystals, including those penetrating albite crystals.
Reference: Jackson, Abraham Wendell, Jr. (1886), Mineralogical contributions: California Academy of Science, 1st. series, Bulletin 4: 365; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 64, 359.
Nagyágite ?
Formula: [Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
Description: Tentative identification.
Reference: Whitney, J.D. (1865), Geological survey of California, Geology, 1, Report of progress and synopsis of the field work from 1860 to 1864: 263; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 276.
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Küstel, Guido (1865): Tellurite of gold and silver: Mining and Scientific Press: 10: 306; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 279.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Dana 7:I:206; Dana 6: 1095.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Küstel, Guido (1865): Tellurite of gold and silver: Mining and Scientific Press: 10: 306; Blake, Wm. P. (1868a), The melons tellurides; letter to G. Küstel: Mining & Scientific Press: 16: 178; Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 310; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 286; Dana 7:I: 185, 186.;
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Slender needles.
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321; Jackson, Abraham Wendell, Jr. (1886), Mineralogical contributions: California Academy of Science, 1st. series, Bulletin 4: 365; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 71.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Genth, F.A. (1868), Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 2nd. series: 95 (45 ?): 305-321; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 313.
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Genth, F.A. (1868), Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 2nd. series: 95 (45 ?): 305-321; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 313.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 314; Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1868a), Note on three new localities of tellurium minerals in California and on some mineralogical features of the mother vein: California Academy of Natural Sciences Proceedings: 3: 378; Browne, J.R. (1869), Report of J. Ross Browne on the mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains (US Treasury Department), 674 pp., H.H. Bancroft and Co., San Francisco [reprint of 2]: 62; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 109.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Description: Occurs as foliated masses with gold tellurides.
Reference: Küstel, Guido (1866), Communication: Berg- u. hüttenm. Zeit, Band 25: 128; Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 312; Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1868a), Note on three new localities of tellurium minerals in California and on some mineralogical features of the mother vein: California Academy of Natural Sciences Proceedings: 3: 379; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 51, 66.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Calaverite (TL)2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Melonite (TL)2.EA.20NiTe2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Nagyágite ?2.HB.20a[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite' ?-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-

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
Tellurium1.3.4.2Te
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Nagyágite ?2.11.10.1[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite (TL)2.12.13.2AuTe2
Melonite (TL)2.12.14.1NiTe2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
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 Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite' ?-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
Quartz
var: Rock Crystal
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S MilleriteNiS
S Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
NiNickel
Ni MeloniteNiTe2
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni NickelineNiAs
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As NickelineNiAs
AgSilver
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
SbAntimony
Sb Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
TeTellurium
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te MeloniteNiTe2
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te AltaitePbTe
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te TelluriumTe
Te Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
AuGold
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au GoldAu
Au Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb Nagyágite[Pb3(Pb,Sb)3S6](Au,Te)3

References

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Küstel, Guido (1865): Tellurite of gold and silver: Mining and Scientific Press: 10: 306.
Mathewson, J.D. (1865), Vorkommen von Tellurerzen in California: Berg- u. hüttenm. Zeit, Band 24: 274.
Whitney, J.D. (1865), Geological survey of California, Geology, 1, Report of progress and synopsis of the field work from 1860to 1864; […(abstract): American Journal of Science, 2nd. series: 41: 124, 231-246, 351-368]: 263.
Küstel, Guido (1866), Communication: Berg- u. hüttenm. Zeit, Band 25: 128.
Blake, Wm. P. (1868a), The melons tellurides; letter to G. Küstel: Mining & Scientific Press: 16: 178.
Genth F A (1868) Contributions to mineralogy - No. VII, The American Journal of Science and Arts, 95, 305-321
Silliman, Benjamin, Jr. (1868a), Note on three new localities of tellurium minerals in California and on some mineralogical features of the mother vein: California Academy of Natural Sciences Proceedings: 3: 378-382; […Mining and Scientific Press: 16: 9 (1868)]: 378-379.
Browne, J.R. (1869), Report of J. Ross Browne on the mineral resources of the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains (US Treasury Dept.), 674 pp., H.H. Bancroft and Co., San Francisco [reprint of 2]: 62.
Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp. (includes catalog of minerals of California pp. 63-410), and miscellaneous observations on mineral products): 384, 388.
Jackson, Abraham Wendell, Jr. (1886), Mineralogical contributions: California Academy of Science, 1st. series, Bulletin 4: 358-374; […(abstract): Neues Jahrb., 1888: 179-181]: 365.
Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 1095.
Hillebrand, William Francis (1900), Mineralogical notes: USGS Bulletin 167: 60.
Knopf, Adolf (1929), The Mother Lode system of California: USGS Professional Paper 157, 88 pp.; […(abstract): Engineering & Mining Journal: 128: 24 (1929); […Geol. Zentralbl., Band 41: 364-367 (1930)]: 39.
Logan, Clarence August (1934), Mother Lode Gold Belt of California: California Division Mines Bulletin 108, 221 pp.: 133.
Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, 7th. edition, Volume I: 185, 186, 206.
American Mineralogist (1949): 34: 342.
Clark, Wm. B. & P.A. Lydon (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Calaveras County, California: California Division of Mines & Geology County Report 2; [… Geological Society of America Proceedings, 1933: 312-313, 1934].
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 61, 116, 182, 218, 259, 265, 276, 279, 286, 301, 357, 360.
USGS crib list (1981) (November 4, 1981).
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 51, 64, 66, 71, 105, 109, 125, 359.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10040654 & 10211507.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060091311.

USGS MRDS Record:10040654

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