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Sylvania District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° North , 117° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Mining District
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Calamine'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'commodity:Clay'
'Diorite'
'Dolostone'
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
'Hornfels'
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
'commodity:Iron'
Formula: Fe
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
'Limestone'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'commodity:Manganese'
Formula: Mn
'Marble'
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
'commodity:Molybdenum'
Formula: Mo
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Mudstone'
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pegmatite'
'Phyllite'
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Quartz-monzonite'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
'Siltstone'
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Talc var: Steatite
Formula: Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
'commodity:Talc'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'commodity:Talc'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Tuff'
'commodity:Tungsten'
Formula: W
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Aikinite'2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bismite'4.CB.60Bi2O3
'Hübnerite'4.DB.30MnWO4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Bismutite'5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Powellite'7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Montmorillonite'9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
var: Steatite9.EC.05Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Calamine'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Diorite'-
'Dolostone'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornfels'-
'Limestone'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Marble'-
'Mudstone'-
'Pegmatite'-
'Phyllite'-
'Quartz-monzonite'-
Siltstone-
Tuff-

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
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Andorite'-AgPbSb3S6
'Calamine'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Diorite'-
'Dolostone'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornfels'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limestone'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Marble'-
'Mudstone'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pegmatite'-
'Phyllite'-
'Quartz-monzonite'-
'Siltstone'-
Talc
var: Steatite
-Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
'Tuff'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O BismiteBi2O3
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HübneriteMnWO4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb AndoriteAgPbSb3S6
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BiBismuth
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3
Bi BismiteBi2O3
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3

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