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Alpha District, Sulphur Spring Range, Eureka Co., Nevada, USAi
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Alpha DistrictMining District
Sulphur Spring RangeMountain Range
Eureka Co.County
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USACountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 39° North , 116° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~117km
Locality type:Mining District


A Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn mining district located on the West slope of Sulphur Spring Range

Deposits oxidized to 200 feet.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: NBMG Bull 64 Geology and Mineral Resources of Eureka County, Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 64 Geology and Mineral Resources of Eureka County, Nevada
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Clive Bailen, geologist on project
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Clive Bailen, geologist on project
Cornubite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cuproroméite
Formula: Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 64 Geology and Mineral Resources of Eureka County, Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Clive Bailen, geologist on project
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Manganese Oxides'
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Reference: Clive Bailen, geologist on project
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: Clive Bailen, geologist on project
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Rolf Luetcke

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Cuproroméite'4.DH.20Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Massicot'4.AC.25PbO
'Minium'4.BD.05Pb3O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Cornubite'8.BD.30Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
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
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornubite41.4.2.1Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
Cuproroméite44.1.1.7Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7
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 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.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O CupriteCu2O
O CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MassicotPbO
O MiniumPb3O4
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
SbAntimony
Sb CuproroméiteCu2Sb2(O,OH)7
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MassicotPbO
Pb MiniumPb3O4

References

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Roberts, Ralph J., Montgomery, Kathleen M. and Lehner, Robert E. (1967), Geology and Mineral Resources of Eureka County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 64.
Castor, S.B. and Ferdock, G.C. (2004), Minerals of Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 31.

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