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Birch Creek Mining District, Lander Co., Nevada, USAi
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Lander Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude:
39° North , 117° West (est.)
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~125km
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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada; Garside NBMG Bull 81 (1973); Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Online Documents OF06-19 - Nevada Uranium and Thorium Occurrences
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Chalcosiderite
Formula: CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Copper Stain'
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Faustite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Graphite
Formula: C
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Reference: Garside NBMG Bull 81 (1973); Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Online Documents OF06-19 - Nevada Uranium and Thorium Occurrences
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Garside NBMG Bull 81 (1973); Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Online Documents OF06-19 - Nevada Uranium and Thorium Occurrences
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander County, Nevada
Tetrahedrite var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: NBMG Bull 80 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lander 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
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite2.GB.05(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Chalcosiderite8.DD.15CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Faustite8.DD.15(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Meta-autunite8.EB.10Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Copper Stain'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Meta-autunite40.2a.1.2Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Chalcosiderite42.9.3.4CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Faustite42.9.3.3(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Copper Stain'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
-(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb Tetrahedrite (var: Argentian Tetrahedrite)(Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

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