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Belle Isle mine, Tuscarora District, Elko Co., Nevada, USAi
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Belle Isle mineMine
Tuscarora DistrictMining District
Elko Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 19' 3'' North , 116° 13' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.31768,-116.23149
GeoHash:G#: 9rm751duc
USGS MRDS Record:10045609
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Structure: Nw-Striking Faults Conjugate To A Set Of E-Striking Faults

Alteration: Inner Late-Stage Adularization And Early Propylitization

Deposit: Typical bonanza-type epithermal vein deposit

Deposit type: Epithermal vein, Comstock

Development: Majority of production took place prior to 1890

Ore(s): Fault & Fissure Intersections

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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


Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
'Argentite'
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
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; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
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.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
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.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
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.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: 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: 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.
Silver
Formula: Ag
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.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
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.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
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 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Argentite'-Ag2S

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Argentite'-Ag2S

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ArgentiteAg2S
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag ArgentiteAg2S
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
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]

Early Oligocene - Middle Eocene
28.1 - 47.8 Ma



ID: 2724354
Older silicic ash flow tuffs

Age: Paleogene (28.1 - 47.8 Ma)

Description: Welded and nonwelded silicic ash flow tuffs, locally includes thin units of air fall tuff and sedimentary rock. This unit corresponds with the 1978 State map unit Tt1. These rocks are present in northern Nye, Elko, Eureka, and White Pine 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:{felsic volcanic}, Minor:{sedimentary}

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


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