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Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USAi
Regional Level Types
Brushy Creek MineMine
Greeley- not defined -
Viburnum Trend DistrictMining District
Reynolds Co.County
MissouriState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 32' 17'' North , 91° 7' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bunker400 (2017)11.6km
Centerville188 (2017)18.9km
Viburnum662 (2017)19.7km
Ellington960 (2017)35.8km
Salem4,992 (2017)37.8km


Currently (2008) owned by the Doe-Run Company. This mine is famous for its large gray scalenohedral calcite crystals, many showing phantom crystals, sprinkled with a combination mix of chalcopyrite/marcasite. Also has rarely produced wonderful spinel-law galena crystals.

Regions containing this locality

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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


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Kevin Conroy Collection
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: R&M 73:2 pp 98-117; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: R&M 73:2 pp 98-117; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: R&M 73:2 pp 98-117; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Min News:10(8):10; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: R&M 73:2 pp 98-117; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Econ.Geol.: 83; 355-376; Econ Geol (1992) 87:1897-1905
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: R&M 73:2 pp 98-117

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2

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
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O AragoniteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CoCobalt
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
NiNickel
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Early Ordovician
470 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2742491
Gasconade Dolomite

Age: Early Ordovician (470 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gasconade Dolomite

Description: Coarse - crystalline cherty dolomite with a basal Gunter Sandstone Member.

Comments: IN SOUTHEAST MO-Gasconade Dolomite- (700 ft max) coarsely crystalline cherty dolomite with basal sandstone member; Gunter Sandstone Member- (30 ft. max) quartzose sandstone. Host to barite deposits on the northwest flank of Ozark Uplift. Original map source: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey and Resource Assessment Division, 2005, Bedrock geology, State of Missouri: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{dolostone}, Minor:{sandstone}

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals (1989): 64: 23.
American Mineral Treasures (2008), Lithographie, LLC: 66-73.
Mineral News: 10(8): 10.
Cavender, B. D., Shelton, K. L., & Schiffbauer, J. D. (2016). an Atypical Orebody in the Brushy Creek Mine, Viburnum Trend, MVT District, Missouri: Early Cu-(Ni-Co)-Zn-Rich Ores at the Lamotte Sandstone/bonneterre Dolomite Contact. Economic Geology, 111(1), 259-269.


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