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Idarado Mine, Telluride, Ouray District (Uncompahgre District), San Miguel Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 54' 50'' North , 107° 42' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.91389,-107.70028
GeoHash:G#: 9wertnp03
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


A former Pb-Cu-Zn occurrence/mine located about 10 km S of Ouray. Features the "Treasury Tunnel." The ultimate closure was 1978. Extends into the Red Mountain District in Ouray County.

Ore is Tertiary telluride conglomerate (Argentine vein).

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Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,039 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


40 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Colour: gray-white metallic with black tarnish
Reference: Crook, Wilson W. and Oswald, Stanley G. (1979) Calaverite from the Idarado Mine. Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter Newsletter: 2(1).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Robert Stoufer collection--personal communication
Dawsonite
Formula: NaAlCO3(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Mines of the Great American Rift, R. W. Holmes & M.B. Kennedy, 1983
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Eskimoite
Formula: Ag7Pb10Bi15S36
Description: May be heyrovskite
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Friedrichite
Formula: Pb5Cu5Bi7S18
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mines of the Great American Rift, R. W. Holmes & M.B. Kennedy, 1983
Gustavite
Formula: AgPbBi3S6
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Mines of the Great American Rift, R. W. Holmes & M.B. Kennedy, 1983; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Heyrovskýite
Formula: Pb6Bi2S9
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: Robert Stoufer collection--personal communication; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Lillianite
Formula: Pb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Manganoan Calcite'
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Neyite
Formula: Ag2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Description: Jo Dandy vein Silver analogue
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Piemontite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; Crook, Wilson W. and Oswald, Stanley G. (1979) Calaverite from the Idarado Mine. Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter Newsletter: 2(1).; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989) The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Review and Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Pyroxmangite
Formula: MnSiO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts; Crook, Wilson W. and Oswald, Stanley G. (1979) Calaverite from the Idarado Mine. Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter Newsletter: 2(1).; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989) The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:34 & 64:144.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Robert Stoufer collection--personal communication
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Mines of the Great American Rift, R. W. Holmes & M.B. Kennedy, 1983; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Vikingite
Formula: Ag5Pb8Bi13S30
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
'Wad'
Reference: Rocks & Min 70:5 pp 298-310
Zoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Zoisite var: Thulite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Aikinite'2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Eskimoite2.JB.40bAg7Pb10Bi15S36
Friedrichite2.HB.05aPb5Cu5Bi7S18
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gustavite2.JB.40aAgPbBi3S6
Heyrovskýite2.JB.40bPb6Bi2S9
Lillianite2.JB.40aPb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Neyite2.JB.25iAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Vikingite2.JB.40aAg5Pb8Bi13S30
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dawsonite5.BB.10NaAlCO3(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Piemontite9.BG.05{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Pyroxmangite9.DO.05MnSiO3
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Zoisite9.BG.10{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
var: Thulite9.BG.10{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorite Group-
Manganoan Calcite-(Ca,Mn)CO3
Wad-

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Heyrovskýite3.3.3.1Pb6Bi2S9
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
Friedrichite3.4.5.5Pb5Cu5Bi7S18
Gustavite3.4.15.3AgPbBi3S6
Lillianite3.4.15.1Pb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
2.5 < ø < 3
Neyite3.5.1.1Ag2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
2 < ø < 2.49
Eskimoite3.6.2.1Ag7Pb10Bi15S36
Vikingite3.6.11.1Ag5Pb8Bi13S30
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Dawsonite16a.3.8.1NaAlCO3(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
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)
Piemontite58.2.1a.11{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=7
Pyroxmangite65.6.1.1MnSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Manganoan Calcite'-(Ca,Mn)CO3
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Milky Quartz-SiO2
'Wad'-
Zoisite
var: Thulite
-{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Zoisite (var: Thulite){Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
C Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O HübneriteMnWO4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Zoisite (var: Thulite){Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al DawsoniteNaAlCO3(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Zoisite (var: Thulite){Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Zoisite (var: Thulite){Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DigeniteCu9S5
S EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
S FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18
S GalenaPbS
S GustaviteAgPbBi3S6
S HeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9
S LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Ca Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Zoisite (var: Thulite){Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mn Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Mn PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18
Cu NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AgSilver
Ag EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
Ag GustaviteAgPbBi3S6
Ag LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
Ag NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
Ag VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
AuGold
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au GoldAu
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
PbLead
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
Pb FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb GustaviteAgPbBi3S6
Pb HeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9
Pb LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Pb NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Pb VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30
BiBismuth
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3
Bi EskimoiteAg7Pb10Bi15S36
Bi FriedrichitePb5Cu5Bi7S18
Bi GustaviteAgPbBi3S6
Bi HeyrovskýitePb6Bi2S9
Bi LillianitePb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2
Bi NeyiteAg2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Bi VikingiteAg5Pb8Bi13S30

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: 2813930
Intra-ash flow andesitic lavas

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

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:{andesite}

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Holmes, R.W. and Kennedy, M.B. (1983) Mines and Minerals of the Great American Rift.
Foord, E.E. and Shawe, D.R. (1989) The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Review and Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Rocks & Minerals (1984) 59: 34.
Rocks & Minerals (1989) 64: 144.
Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70(5): 298-310.
Eckel, Edwin B. (1997) Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised.
Crook, Wilson W. and Oswald, Stanley G. (1979) Calaverite from the Idarado Mine. Friends of Mineralogy Colorado Chapter Newsletter: 2(1). (see link below)

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