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Silver Peak Production Site (Silver Peak Marsh; Clayton Valley), Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Silver Peak Production Site (Silver Peak Marsh; Clayton Valley)Brine Well (Active)
Esmeralda Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 46' 0'' North , 117° 35' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Owned/operated by:
Locality type:
Brine Well (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Silver Peak107 (2011)4.0km
Goldfield268 (2011)31.9km
Dyer259 (2011)43.2km
Tonopah2,478 (2011)46.0km


Non commercial amounts of potash and borate minerals. Major world producer of lithium from brines containing up to 400 ppm of lithium.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; American Mineralogist 1965: 50: 2063-2069
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; American Mineralogist 1965: 50: 2063-2069
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada; American Mineralogist 1965: 50: 2063-2069
Hectorite
Formula: Na0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Syngenite
Formula: K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Description: Man made mineral in evaporating vats.
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Syngenite7.CD.35K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hectorite9.EC.45Na0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2B(XO4)2·xH2O
Syngenite29.3.1.1K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Hectorite71.3.1b.4Na0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
H SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
LiLithium
Li HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
O HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
O SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
FFluorine
F HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Na HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
S SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
K SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca SyngeniteK2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O

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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Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2755532
Playa, lake bed, and flood plain deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Map unit used in all counties for recent lake beds, playas, and flood plains. Polygons from the 1978 State map unit Qp were added where no playa was shown on the county maps.

Comments: Original map source: Crafford, A.E.J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate; Scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

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]

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3186305
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt

Comments: Columbia Plateau

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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]

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

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