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Bodie, Bodie Mining District, Bodie Hills, Mono Co., California, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 13' North , 119° 1' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bridgeport575 (2011)19.2km
Mono City172 (2011)22.5km
Lee Vining222 (2011)30.2km
Hawthorne3,269 (2017)48.4km
June Lake629 (2011)48.8km


A Au-Ag producing area.

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Mineral List

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19 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1886), Sixth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 6 part 1, 145 pp.: 135; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 339.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: Occurs as well-defined crystals up to 4 inches (10 cm) diameter with quartz. These crystals are often hollow shells studded internally with fine quartz prisms.
Reference: Brown, R.G. (1907), The vein system of the Standard mine, Bodie, California: A.I.M.E. Bulletin 16: 587-601; A.I.M.E. Transactions: 38: 343-357 (1908); Turner, Henry Ward (1908), The vein system of the Standard Mine, Bodie, California: A.I.M.E. Bulletin 22: 623-624; […A.I.M.E. Transactions: 39: 795-797 (1909)]: 795; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 182.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Description: Occurs as beautiful crystals.
Reference: Whiting, H.A. (1888), Mono County, California: California Mining Bureau. Report 8: 356; Bradley, W.W. (1918), Quicksilver resources of California, with a section on metallurgy and ore dressing: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 78, 389 pp.: 72; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 149.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1881), Annual report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 1, 43 pp.: 25; Hanks, Henry Garber (1884), Fourth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 4, 410 pp.: 190; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 205.; Hollister, V. F., & Silberman, M. L. (1995). Geology of epithermal silver-gold bulk-mining targets, bodie district, Mono County, California. Nonrenewable Resources, 4(2), 129-137.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: Responsible for the color in the "Red Vein."
Reference: Whiting, H.A. (1888), Mono County, California: California Mining Bureau. Report 8: 385; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 216; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Kalinite
Formula: KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Description: Occurs sparingly as coatings on rock.
Reference: Whiting, H.A. (1888), Mono County, California: California Mining Bureau. Report 8: 356; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 293.
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
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
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Description: Occurs as wire and flake with crystallized acanthite in Cu-Au ores.
Reference: Hanks, Henry Garber (1886), Sixth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 6 part 1, 145 pp.: 135; Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 339.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10310698.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Hollister, V. F., & Silberman, M. L. (1995). Geology of epithermal silver-gold bulk-mining targets, bodie district, Mono County, California. Nonrenewable Resources, 4(2), 129-137.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Kalinite7.CC.15KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB(XO4)2·xH2O
Kalinite29.5.4.2KAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
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
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O CalciteCaCO3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CinnabarHgS
S KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K KaliniteKAl(SO4)2 · 11H2O
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Hanks, Henry Garber (1881), Annual report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 1, 43 pp.: 25.
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): 190.
Hanks, Henry Garber (1886), Sixth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 6 part 1, 145 pp. (includes catalog of minerals); […(abstract): Neues Jahrb., 1887, Band 2: 474]: 135.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 205, 339.
Hollister, V. F., & Silberman, M. L. (1995). Geology of epithermal silver-gold bulk-mining targets, bodie district, Mono County, California. Nonrenewable Resources, 4(2), 129-137.
Huston, Ann, and Tilghman, B. N. (1997), Bodie, California, preserving a historic mining landscape: Bodie Park brochure, California Department of Parks and Recration, Resource Management Division, pgs. 41-45.
California State Parks (2003), Guide to the Bodie Consolidated Mining Company records, Bodie State Historic Park, Bridgeport, California: California Department of Parks and Recreation Website.

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