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FSW claims (Sheeps Lode claim), Ferguson Spring District, Elko Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
FSW claims (Sheeps Lode claim)Group of Claims
Ferguson Spring DistrictMining District
Elko Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 26' 37'' North , 114° 13' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.44382,-114.22614
GeoHash:G#: 9rny0dx46
USGS MRDS Record:10046890
Locality type:Group of Claims
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
West Wendover4,294 (2017)35.3km
Wendover1,400 (2011)36.3km


Structure: NE-Trending Near Vertical Fault

Alteration: Silicification, Iron Staining

Deposit type: Polymetallic replacement

Ore(s): Breccia Zone, Fault Zone, Contact Of Limestone & Shale

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
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
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 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'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)
O BaryteBaSO4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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]

Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3022097
Alluvium, undifferentiated

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Unit is present in all counties. Some counties divided the alluvium into younger and older units, and some did not. For those that did not, or used other generalized terms for Quaternary rocks, the unit Qal has been used for the general undivided alluvium. Additionally, when polygons have been edited and changed to alluvium, Qal was used as the general value; hence it now is present in all counties. Qya-Younger alluvium: Map unit is used in Churchill, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, and Lincoln Counties where geologic information suggests better-defined younger versus older alluvium. It is mostly interchangeable with Qal, except that it implies some specifically younger Quaternary deposits.

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:{coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

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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Brooks, Steve, (1982), Field Examination on 10-8-82


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