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Stormy Creek mine (Wright claim group), Snake Mountains District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 31' 23'' North , 115° 11' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.52320,-115.19840
GeoHash:G#: 9rqh4x544
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Deposit: Mining method is open pit. Mill is located 10.4 km from mine and currently on standby. Milling method is crushing and jigging with a process rate of 908 mt/d. Product is crude barite. Distance shipped is 3000 km to abbeville la; 2000 km to elk city, oklahoma.

Geology: Barite has a syngenetic-diagenetic origin, barium source probably submarine volcanism. General size of ore body is medium. Origin of ore body is submarine volcanism.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'commodity:Barite (Barytes)'
Reference:  
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
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.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
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; 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 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
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]

Pliocene - Miocene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2778401
Younger tuffaceous sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Horse Camp Formation; Esmeralda Formation; Belted Range Tuff; Timber Mountain Tuff; Paintbrush Tuff; Crater Flat Tuff; Muddy Creek Formation; Siebert Tuff

Description: Tuffaceous and other young Tertiary sedimentary rocks. Most of these rocks are sedimentary with a strong volcanic component - a few are tuffaceous with a strong sedimentary component. This unit includes rocks originally mapped as the High Rock sequence in Washoe County; the Horse Camp Formation in northern Nye County; the Esmeralda Formation in Mineral and Esmeralda Counties; older lake beds in Lincoln County; the Belted Range Tuff; the Indian Trail Formation (now abandoned); Timber Mountain, Paintbrush, and Crater Flat Tuffs; Wahmonie and Salyer Formations in southern Nye County; the Siebert Tuff in Esmeralda County; the Muddy Creek Formation in Clark County; and the Thousand Creek and Virgin Valley “beds” in Humboldt County; and other unnamed units. It corresponds to units Ts3 and Tts from the 1978 State map. It is present in all counties.

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:{sedimentary,volcanic}

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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Ph.D. Diss., Univ. Or, Eugene, Or, (1968), 222 Pp.
Nevada. Nv Bureau of Mines and Geol. Bull. 54, (1957), 190
February 24-28, (1980). Soc. Min. Eng. Aime
No. 3, (1982), Pp. 4-5.
And Geol. Bull. 98, (1984), 125 Pp.
V. 13, (1972), 140 Pp.
Nevada. U.S. Geol. Surv. Ofr 76-56, (1976), 194 Pp.
Active During Calendar Year (1982). Dep. Ind. Relations, Nv
Div. Mine Insp., (1983), 60 Pp.
Open File Report 81-4, (1981), 46 Pp.


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