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Mizpah Consolidated Mine (Buena Vista Mine), Dolly Varden District, Elko Co., Nevada, USAi
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Mizpah Consolidated Mine (Buena Vista Mine)Mine
Dolly Varden DistrictMining District
Elko Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 23' 40'' North , 114° 33' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.39464,-114.55893
GeoHash:G#: 9rntc1sez
USGS MRDS Record:10045663
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Alteration: Sericitization Along Fissures Intrusive

Deposit: Veins carried good copper-gold values mizpah consolidated group of 21 claims is located near the summit of the n.spur of the range 1 1/2 miles SE of mizpah springs. Several small veins are exposed in the development work on different claims. A 1300' crosscut adit is the main workings, it is located near the summit, and was driven to cut the northern vein (18"-2' wide) which was reported to carry very good grade cu-au.

Development: 21 claims

Geology: Porphyritic qtz monzonite, hematite veinlets cutting rock

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
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
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 2795255
Felsic phaneritic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Description: Granodiorite, granite, and related rocks make up the largest group of granitic intrusions exposed in Nevada. They are present in every county, and are especially abundant in west-central Nevada in an arcuate belt along the border with California extending north and eastward towards Idaho.

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.

Lithology: Major:{granodiorite,granite}

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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Snow, G.G., (1963), Mineralogy and Geology of the Dolly Varden Mountains, Elko Co., Nv, Unpublished Ph. D. Thesis, University of Utah


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