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Rye Patch Mining District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USAi
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Pershing Co.County
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40° North , 118° West (est.)
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29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite ?
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada; H F Bonham report in NBMG files
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: USBM IC-6902
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
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: 1077; NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; USBM IC-6902
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: MacFall, 1951. Gem Hunter's Guide, 1st ed.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
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: 1077; NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; USBM IC-6902
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada; H F Bonham report in NBMG files
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1356
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Gummite'
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Hornblende'
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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: 1077; NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; USBM IC-6902
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Roméite Group'
Formula: A2(Sb5+)2O6Z
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Senarmontite
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada; H F Bonham report in NBMG files
Stephanite ?
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada; H F Bonham report in NBMG files
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada; H F Bonham report in NBMG files
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Antimony1.CA.05Sb
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite ?2.BA.35Ag2S
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite ?2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cervantite4.DE.30Sb3+Sb5+O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
'Roméite Group'4.DH.A2(Sb5+)2O6Z
Senarmontite4.CB.50Sb2O3
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Gummite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite ?2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Stephanite ?3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Senarmontite4.3.9.2Sb2O3
AX2
Cervantite4.4.16.1Sb3+Sb5+O4
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Roméite Group'44.1.1.3A2(Sb5+)2O6Z
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
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
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(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)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Oligoclase
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Beryl
var: Emerald
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Gummite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O SenarmontiteSb2O3
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Roméite GroupA2(Sb5+)2O6Z
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O UraniniteUO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
PPhosphorus
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
SSulfur
S StibniteSb2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S AcanthiteAg2S
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AgSilver
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
SbAntimony
Sb AntimonySb
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
Sb SenarmontiteSb2O3
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb Roméite GroupA2(Sb5+)2O6Z
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
UUranium
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
U UraniniteUO2

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