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Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 32' 17'' North , 91° 7' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.53806,-91.12861
GeoHash:G#: 9yxjw3d5j
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


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.

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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
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Reference:  
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
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Linnaeite'2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Siegenite'2.DA.05CoNi2S4
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Wurtzite'2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Dickite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Kaolinite'9.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, Rocks, 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 AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
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 Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S SphaleriteZnS
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
NiNickel
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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