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Rochester Mining District, Pershing Co., Nevada, USAi
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40° North , 118° West (est.)
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38 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Ma, C. & Rossman, G.R. (2006): Ganterite, the barium mica Ba0.5K0.5Al2(Al1.5Si2.5)O10(OH)2, from Oreana, Nevada. American Mineralogist, 91, 702-705.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Chalcophanite
Formula: ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Habit: 30 micron crystals
Reference: Ma, C. & Rossman, G.R. (2006)
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada; Ma, C. & Rossman, G.R. (2006): Ganterite, the barium mica Ba0.5K0.5Al2(Al1.5Si2.5)O10(OH)2, from Oreana, Nevada. American Mineralogist, 91, 702-705.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Galena
Formula: PbS
Ganterite
Formula: (Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ma, C. & Rossman, G.R. (2006): Ganterite, the barium mica Ba0.5K0.5Al2(Al1.5Si2.5)O10(OH)2, from Oreana, Nevada. American Mineralogist, 91, 702-705.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: NBMG Bull 89 Geology and Mineral Resources of Pershing County, Nevada
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Silver
Formula: Ag
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Teallite
Formula: PbSnS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:580-609

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Owyheeite2.HC.35Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Teallite2.CD.05PbSnS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite3.AA.15Ag(Cl,Br)
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
Chalcophanite4.FL.20ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Dumortierite9.AJ.10(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Ganterite9.EC.15(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Teallite2.9.10.1PbSnS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Owyheeite3.5.10.1Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Dumortierite54.1.2.1(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
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
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
-Ag(Cl,Br)
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Ganterite-(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'K Feldspar'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O CorundumAl2O3
NaSodium
Na Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S BaryteBaSO4
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TeallitePbSnS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
MnManganese
Mn ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Zn ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ArsenicAs
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
BrBromine
Br Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
SnTin
Sn TeallitePbSnS2
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Ganterite(Ba,Na,K)(Al,Mg)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Pb TeallitePbSnS2
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

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