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Commodore Mine, Amethyst vein, Creede District, Mineral Co., Colorado, USAi
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Commodore MineMine
Amethyst veinVein
Creede DistrictMining District
Mineral Co.County
ColoradoState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 52' 13'' North , 106° 55' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.87054,-106.92949
GeoHash:G#: 9wezqy07f
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Creede405 (2011)2.4km
South Fork362 (2017)33.8km
Alpine174 (2011)36.1km
Gerrard278 (2011)36.5km
Lake City367 (2017)38.2km


A former Ag occurrence/mine.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Am Min 64:3-4 pp 446-448
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Am Min 64:3-4 pp 446-448; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Am Min 64:3-4 pp 446-448; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Am Min 64:3-4 pp 446-448
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Ktenasite
Formula: Zn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Quartz var: Agate
Description: Sowbelly agate
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:9.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Description: Sowbelly agate
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Am Min 64:3-4 pp 446-448
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447
'Wad'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:439-447

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Alabandite2.CD.10MnS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Goslarite7.CB.40ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Ktenasite7.DD.20Zn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Serpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
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
Goslarite29.6.11.2ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Ktenasite31.6.3.1Zn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Serpierite31.6.2.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
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
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
var: Rose Quartz-SiO2
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
H GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O HematiteFe2O3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S AcanthiteAg2S
S BaryteBaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S StibniteSb2S3
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S AlabanditeMnS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn AlabanditeMnS
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
ZnZinc
Zn KtenasiteZn(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb StibniteSb2S3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Miocene - Eocene
5.333 - 56 Ma



ID: 3190650
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: San Juan Mountains

Comments: Southern Rocky Mountains

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2990964
Ash-flow tuff of main volcanic sequence

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Description: Includes many named units

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{volcanic}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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American Mineralogist (1979): 64(3-4): 446-448.
Economic Geology (1984): 79: 439-447.
Rocks & Minerals (1984): 59: 9.
Eckel, Edwin B. (1997), Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised.

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