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Cerro Gordo Mine, Cerro Gordo, Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 32' 20'' North , 117° 47' 20'' West
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Lone Pine2,035 (2015)25.7km
Olancha192 (2015)34.6km
Independence669 (2011)46.9km


A former Ag-Pb-Cu-Zn mine located in secs. 12, 13, 23 & 24, T16S, R38E, MDM, at the site of the former town of Cerro Gordo (mining ghost town), 9.5 km (5.9 miles; 9 road miles) NE of Keeler. The property consisted of 550 acres. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters. This mine resulted from the consolidation of the Union and Santa Maria mines.

Mineralization is a replacement deposit (Mineral occurrence model information: Model code: 72; USGS model code: 19a; Deposit model name: Polymetallic replacement; Mark3 model number: 47), hosted in Late Devonian marble. The ore body is lenticular in form, strikes N-NW and dips 70SW at a width of 6.1 meters and a length of 21.34 meters. The predominant rock is white marble. Slate and igneous rock, with dikes of diorite and porphyry occur within the marble. Three periods of mineralization are recognizable in the mine. The earliest was of pyrite; the second was argentiferous galena and sphalerite with some pyrite; and, the last was quartz with subordinate amounts of galena and argentiferous tetrahedrite. There are 6 ore bodies: China stope, Jefferson Diabase dike, La Despreciada, Union and Belshaw. These formed along steep, N-NW fissures in the Devonian marble. Local rocks include Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 3 (SE California Clastic Assemblage).

Local geologic structures include faults, both pre-intrusive and post-intrusive, pre-mineralization and post-mineralization, some with considerable displacement.

Workings include underground openings with a length of 48,279 meters and an overall depth of 274.32 meters. The greatest vertical dimension of the stopes was about 1,000 feet. The mine was developed by a 900 foot shaft with levels at 85, 200, 400, 550, 700 and 900 feet. A 200 foot deep winze was sunk from the 900 foot level extends to the 1000 and 1100 levels. A second winze was sunk 250 feet and gave access to the 1030 and 1150 levels S of the shaft. Total underground workings are about 30 miles in extent.

During the period 1943 to 1945, the Golden Queen Mining Co. shipped 750 to 1,000 tons of ore, which assayed 17.5% Pb and 13.2 ounces/ton Ag. Total production was estimated to be over $17,000,000 (period values). The recorded production since 1906 is over $6,000,000.

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

44 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: USGS Bull 625; USGS Bull 540
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Rogers, Austin Flint (1912b), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 374; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540; Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp.: 115-116; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1964a), Minerals new to California: The Mineralogist (August 1964): 32: 16; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 228, 229.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Inyo County; 15th Report of the State Mineralogist, California Mining Bureau: 74; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 105; Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp.: 115-116; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 225.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Inyo County; 15th Report of the State Mineralogist, California Mining Bureau: 89: 74.
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Description: A common oxidation product in Pb ores.
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp.: 71; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540; Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp.: 114; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 184.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Dana 7:I:409.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
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: 543; Eakle, Arthur Starr (1908), Notes on some California minerals: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 5: 228; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 104-105; Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp: 114; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 298.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS Bull 540
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Colour: Bright green
Reference: Raymond, Rossiter Worthington (1869), The mines of the West, Report to the Secretary of the Treasury, 256 pp., New York: 29; Rogers, Austin Flint (1901), Mineralogical notes: American Journal of Science, 4th. Series: 12: 46; Eakle, Arthur Starr (1908), Notes on some California minerals: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 5: 228; Guild, Frank Nelson (1911), Mineralogische Notizen: Zeitschr. Kristallographie, Band 49: 330; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 234, 298, 299.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Dana 7: II: 250; Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp.: 124; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 125.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Copper Handbook 1911
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Description: Fairly abundant in the upper levels.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 123 (based on a p.c. from Woodhouse).
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: Occurs as cores in massive cuprite.
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 48.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Description: Occurs as massive material surrounding cores of copper.
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 48.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org; USGS Bull 625; USGS Bull 540
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp.: 182; Hanks, Henry Garber (1886), Sixth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 6 part 1, 145 pp.: 110; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 198.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Colour: White, banded white & brown
Reference: Rogers, Austin Flint (1912b), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 381; Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp.: 115; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 46; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 437.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Rogers, Austin Flint (1912b), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 374; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 228, 229.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Rogers, Austin Flint (1912b), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 374; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 105-106; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 228, 229; www.mineralsocal.org.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 232.
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Colour: Pale sea-green tint
Description: Small, imperfect crystals.
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: 298; Rogers, Austin Flint (1901), Mineralogical notes: American Journal of Science, 4th. Series: 12: 46; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 234, 299; www.mineralsocal.org.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Raymond, Rossiter Worthington (1869), The mines of the West, Report to the Secretary of the Treasury, 256 pp., New York: 29; Rogers, Austin Flint (1901), Mineralogical notes: American Journal of Science, 4th. Series: 12: 46; Eakle, Arthur Starr (1908), Notes on some California minerals: University of California, Department of Geological Science Bulletin: 5: 228; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 104-105; Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp: 114; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 234, 298, 299; Dana 7: II: 250.
Liroconite
Formula: Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 245.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Inyo County; 15th Report of the State Mineralogist, California Mining Bureau: 74; Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 105; Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp.: 115-116; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 225; www.mineralsocal.org.
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Mixite
Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Colour: Pale blue
Description: Occurs as needles in radiating clusters.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 267.
Plumbogummite ?
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Description: Reported.
Reference: Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 292.
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Bull 625; USGS Bull 540
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Inyo County; 15th Report of the State Mineralogist, California Mining Bureau: 89: 74.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rogers, Austin Flint (1912b), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 374; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1964a), Minerals new to California: The Mineralogist (August 1964): 32: 16; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 228.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: USGS Bull 625
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Description: Occurs in abundance; unusual stalactitic forms in the limestone footwall.
Reference: Dana 7: II: 250; Rogers, Austin Flint (1912b), Notes on rare minerals from California: Columbia University, School of Mines Quarterly: 33: 374; Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Inyo County; 15th Report of the State Mineralogist, California Mining Bureau: 74; Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 229.; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 340.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: www.mineralsocal.org
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Reference: Waring, Clarence A. (1915), Inyo County; 15th Report of the State Mineralogist, California Mining Bureau: 89: 74; USGS Bull 625; USGS Bull 540
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.: 43; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 384.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Raymond, Rossiter Worthington (1869), The mines of the West, Report to the Secretary of the Treasury, 256 pp., New York: 29; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 388; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 339.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Geocronite2.JB.30aPb14(Sb,As)6S23
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Liroconite8.DF.20Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
Mixite8.DL.15BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Plumbogummite ?8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
3 <ø < 4
Geocronite3.3.1.2Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Liroconite42.2.1.1Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Mixite42.5.1.1BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Plumbogummite ?42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
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
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
H MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MiniumPb3O4
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O TenoriteCuO
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O SideriteFeCO3
O LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
O MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S GalenaPbS
S GreenockiteCdS
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
S BaryteBaSO4
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Cu LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
Cu MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
ZnZinc
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
As LiroconiteCu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 · 4H2O
As MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Sb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb MiniumPb3O4
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb GeocronitePb14(Sb,As)6S23
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
BiBismuth
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Bi MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

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Knopf, Adolf (1918a), A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California; with a section on the stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, by Edwin Kirk; USGS PP 110, 130 pp.; […(abstract): Washington Academy of Science Journal: 9: 414 (1919)]: 114, 115-116.
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Merriam, Charles Warren (1963), Geology of the Cerro Gordo Mining District, Inyo County, California: USGS PP 408, 83 pp.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1964a), Minerals new to California: The Mineralogist (August 1964): 32: 16.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 89, 104, 114, 119, 123, 125, 213, 223, 232, 241, 244, 245, 252, 267, 292, 340, 384, 388.
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USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10076617 & 10211830.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270128.
USGS Bull 625.

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