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Aura King Mine (Gilliam group Mine), Aura District, Elko Co., Nevada, USAi
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Aura King Mine (Gilliam group Mine)Mine
Aura DistrictMining District
Elko Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 41' 5'' North , 116° 6' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.68478,-116.10174
GeoHash:G#: 9rmmnh3r3
USGS MRDS Record:10045130
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Owyhee953 (2011)29.2km


Structure: Overturned Beds

Deposit: Vein; fissures and shears the aura king mine is in blue sackett gulch. The vein in limestone dips 30deg sw, and has been followed on the strike for 200 feet. It is said to carry high values in gold. ; info.src : 1 pub lit

Rock formation(s): Porter Peak Formation


Ore(s): Fissures And Shears

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Copper Stain'
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Copper Stain'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Copper Stain'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 2742156
Nolan Belt - Phyllite, schist, shale, thin-bedded limestone, chert, and siltstone

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bull Run Dolomite; Edgemont Formation; Dunderberg Shale; Swarbrick Formation; Emigrant Formation; Mule Spring Limestone; Preble Formation; Paradise Valley Chert; Schwin Formation

Description: Shale, thin-bedded limestone, phyllite, hornfels, quartzite, chert, and siltstone are typical of this Cambrian unit which exhibits regional metamorphism suggesting significant burial depths have heated and recrystallized many of these rocks. This unit includes rocks mapped informally as the Bull Run Dolomite and Edgemont Formation in northern Elko County by Ehman (1985); the Crane Canyon sequence in the Toiyabe Range; some regions mapped as Dunderberg Shale; and the Swarbrick Formation in northern Nye County, the Emigrant Formation in southern Nye and Esmeralda Counties, the Mule Spring Limestone in Esmeralda County, the Preble Formation in Humboldt and Pershing Counties (Madden-McGuire, 1991), the Paradise Valley Chert in Humboldt County, and the Schwin Formation (Gilluly and Gates, 1965) in the Shoshone Range in Lander County. In most exposures this unit lies transitionally above the Cambrian-Precambrian quartzite unit CZq. In places this unit is transitional into OCtd. This unit is also in structural contact with DCs, DOts, OCc, OCtd, CZq, the Golconda terrane (GC), and the Dutch Flat terrane (DF). In the Osgood Mountains (Boskie and Schweickert, 2001; Crafford and Grauch, 2002; Madden-McGuire and Marsh, 1991), the Bull Run Mountains (Ehman, 1985), the Toiyabe Range (Means, 1962), and the Miller Mountain area (Oldow, 1984b) these rocks exhibit complex polyphase deformation with a strong west-vergent component. At Edna Mountain near Golconda in Humboldt County, these rocks are unconformably overlain by both Pacl and PIPacl of the Siliciclastic overlap assemblage.

Comments: Original map source: Crafford, A.E.J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate; Scale 1:250,000.

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]

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References

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SMITH, R.M. (1976-56) MINERAL RESOURCES OF ELKO CO. NEV., USGS OPEN-FILE REPORT
GRANGER A.E. ETAL (1957) GEOLOGY & MINERAL RESOURCES OF ELKO CO. NEV. BURRAU OF MINES BULL. 54.
EMMONS W.H., (1910) RECONNASSANCE OF ELKO, LANDER, & EUREKA CO. NEV., USGS BULL. 408.


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