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Turquoise Ridge Mine (Getchell Underground; Hansen Creek pit), Getchell Mine (North Pit; Center pit; South pit), Adam Peak, Potosi Mining District, Osgood Mts, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Turquoise Ridge Mine (Getchell Underground; Hansen Creek pit)Mine
Getchell Mine (North Pit; Center pit; South pit)Mine
Adam PeakPeak
Potosi Mining DistrictMining District
Osgood MtsMountain Range
Humboldt Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 12' 58'' North , 117° 14' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Golconda214 (2011)35.7km
Paradise Valley109 (2011)39.2km
Winnemucca7,887 (2017)49.3km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Powder Hill; Bud Hill; A zone; Shaft zone; N Beds


A Au-Hg-Ag occurrence/mine located in sec. 33, T39N, R42E, MDM, 6.6 km (4.1 miles) NE of Adam Peak and 0.8 km (2,600 feet) SSW of the Getchell Mine proper, on private land (located claim, minerals only). Owned & operated by the First Mississippi Corp. (100.00%), Nevada (1987-1991); by Firstmiss Gold, Inc. 2670145 (100.00%), Nevada (1991-1997); and by the Getchell Gold Corp. (100.00%), Colorado (1997). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters. This mine is on the same property as the Getchell Mine, but not connected.

Mineralization occurred between the Cretaceous and Miocene. Carlin-type gold mine. The ore body strikes N25W and dips 67E at a thickness of 12 meters, a width of 1,000 meters, and a length of 2,100 meters. Ore body No. 1 is disseminated and irregulr and ore body No. 2 is tabular and replacement. The primary mode of origin was hydrothermal. Primary ore control was faulting and secondary was folding. Control was also exercised by fracturing and lithology. Wallrock alteration included silicification, decarbonization, argillic, chloritic and seritization. Local rocks include granitic rocks.

Reserve/resource data: August 1997: The resource at Turquoise Ridge increased by 2.1 million ounces - the total is now 6.4 million ounces Au.

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


45 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: LONGO, Anthony A., TRACKING EVOLVING ORE FLUIDS WITH PYRITE IN CARLIN-TYPE GOLD DEPOSITS AT THE TURQUOISE RIDGE MINE, GETCHELL, NEVADA 2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009) Paper No. 263-7; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: tabular, prismatic
Colour: white
Description: Found in a vug in a quartz vein, with realgar crystals having grown upon the barite crystals.
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
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; GETCHELL DEPOSIT; TURQUOISE RIDGE DEPOSIT; GEOLOGY; RALPH ROBERTS CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING-1998, PROGRAMS AND REPORTS; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
'Chabazite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
'Chlorite Group'
Description: A product of alteration.
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: LONGO, Anthony A., TRACKING EVOLVING ORE FLUIDS WITH PYRITE IN CARLIN-TYPE GOLD DEPOSITS AT THE TURQUOISE RIDGE MINE, GETCHELL, NEVADA 2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009) Paper No. 263-7
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Galkhaite
Formula: (Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Getchellite
Formula: AsSbS3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; GETCHELL DEPOSIT; TURQUOISE RIDGE DEPOSIT; GEOLOGY; RALPH ROBERTS CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING-1998, PROGRAMS AND REPORTS; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Guérinite
Formula: Ca5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Haidingerite
Formula: CaHAsO4 · H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Ilsemannite
Formula: Mo3O8 · nH2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Laffittite
Formula: AgHgAsS3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: LONGO, Anthony A., TRACKING EVOLVING ORE FLUIDS WITH PYRITE IN CARLIN-TYPE GOLD DEPOSITS AT THE TURQUOISE RIDGE MINE, GETCHELL, NEVADA 2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009) Paper No. 263-7; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: A product of alteration.
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: A product of alteration.
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; GETCHELL DEPOSIT; TURQUOISE RIDGE DEPOSIT; GEOLOGY; RALPH ROBERTS CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING-1998, PROGRAMS AND REPORTS; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Pharmacolite
Formula: Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: LONGO, Anthony A., TRACKING EVOLVING ORE FLUIDS WITH PYRITE IN CARLIN-TYPE GOLD DEPOSITS AT THE TURQUOISE RIDGE MINE, GETCHELL, NEVADA 2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009) Paper No. 263-7; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; GETCHELL DEPOSIT; TURQUOISE RIDGE DEPOSIT; GEOLOGY; RALPH ROBERTS CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING-1998, PROGRAMS AND REPORTS; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: GETCHELL DEPOSIT; TURQUOISE RIDGE DEPOSIT; GEOLOGY; RALPH ROBERTS CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING-1998, PROGRAMS AND REPORTS; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; GETCHELL DEPOSIT; TURQUOISE RIDGE DEPOSIT; GEOLOGY; RALPH ROBERTS CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING-1998, PROGRAMS AND REPORTS; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10149626.
Weilite
Formula: Ca(HAsO4)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Galkhaite2.GB.20(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
Getchellite2.FA.35AsSbS3
Laffittite2.GA.35AgHgAsS3
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Arsenolite4.CB.50As2O3
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Ilsemannite4.FJ.15Mo3O8 · nH2O
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Guérinite8.CJ.75Ca5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
Haidingerite8.CJ.20CaHAsO4 · H2O
Pharmacolite8.CJ.50Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Weilite8.AD.10Ca(HAsO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Palygorskite9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Getchellite2.11.1.2AsSbS3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Galkhaite3.4.14.1(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
Laffittite3.4.10.2AgHgAsS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Arsenolite4.3.9.1As2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Miscellaneous
Ilsemannite4.6.3.1Mo3O8 · nH2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 37 - ANHYDROUS ACID PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Weilite37.1.1.2Ca(HAsO4)
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A[HXO4]·xH2O
Haidingerite39.1.5.1CaHAsO4 · H2O
Pharmacolite39.1.1.2Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
(AB)5[HXO4]2[XO4]2.xH2O
Guérinite39.2.2.2Ca5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
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 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
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 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Palygorskite74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
H HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2O
H PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
H WeiliteCa(HAsO4)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HübneriteMnWO4
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O ArsenoliteAs2O3
O GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
O HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2O
O PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
O WeiliteCa(HAsO4)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S RealgarAs4S4
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S OrpimentAs2S3
S StibniteSb2S3
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S CinnabarHgS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GetchelliteAsSbS3
S Galkhaite(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
S LaffittiteAgHgAsS3
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
Ca HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2O
Ca PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Ca WeiliteCa(HAsO4)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
CuCopper
Cu Galkhaite(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As RealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As GetchelliteAsSbS3
As Galkhaite(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
As LaffittiteAgHgAsS3
As ArsenoliteAs2O3
As GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2O
As HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2O
As PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2O
As WeiliteCa(HAsO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag LaffittiteAgHgAsS3
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb GetchelliteAsSbS3
TeTellurium
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
CsCaesium
Cs Galkhaite(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W HübneriteMnWO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg Galkhaite(Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12
Hg LaffittiteAgHgAsS3
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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Silberman, M. L., B. R. Berger, and R. A. Koski (1974), K-Ar Age Relations of Granodiorite Emplacement and Tungsten and Gold Mineralization near the Getchell Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada. Economic Geology: 69(5): 646-656.
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Shanley, F. E. (1977), A Geologic and Economic Analysis of the Disseminated Gold Investment Alternative. MS thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, CAlifornia, 149 pp.
Taylor, B. E., and J. R. O'Neil (1977), Stable Isotope Studies of Metasomatic Ca-Fe-Al-Si Skarns and Associated Metamorphic and Igneous Rocks, Osgood Mountains, Nevada. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 63: 1-49.PP. 1-49.
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Grove, G. R. (1979), A Study of the Fine-Grained Disseminated Gold Ore of the Windfall Mine, Eureka County, Nevada. MA thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, California. 1979, 98 pp.
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USGS Adam Peak, Nevada, quadrangle 7.5 minute topo map.
USGS Dry Hills South, Nevada, quadrangle 7.5 minute topo map.

USGS MRDS Record:10149626

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