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La Sal Mining District (Paradox Valley Mining District), Montrose Co., Colorado, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° North , 108° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~74km
Locality type:


76 miles west of Placerville. Cu, Ag, V, U.

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37 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Algodonite
Formula: (Cu1-xAsx)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Self collected by Brent Thorne
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: Self collected by Brent Thorne
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Cornetite ?
Formula: Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: self collected 10/21/03; PXRD A. Kampf
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Koutekite
Formula: Cu5As2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Self collected by Brent Thorne
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Novákite
Formula: Cu20AgAs10
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Roscoelite
Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Silver
Formula: Ag
Silver var: Native Amalgam
Formula: (Ag,Hg)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite
Formula: UO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
var: Native Amalgam1.AA.05(Ag,Hg)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Algodonite2.AA.10a(Cu1-xAsx)
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Domeykite2.AA.10bCu3As
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Koutekite2.AA.10dCu5As2
Luzonite2.KA.10Cu3AsS4
Novákite2.AA.15Cu20AgAs10
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Montroseite4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Devilline7.DD.30CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Cornetite ?8.BE.15Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Roscoelite9.EC.15K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p > 3:1
Algodonite2.1.1.1(Cu1-xAsx)
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Domeykite2.2.2.1Cu3As
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Koutekite2.3.1.1Cu5As2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
Novákite2.4.18.1Cu20AgAs10
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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
Luzonite3.2.2.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Devilline31.6.1.1CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Cornetite ?41.3.2.1Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Roscoelite71.2.2a.4K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Silver
var: Native Amalgam
-(Ag,Hg)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
CCarbon
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O UraniniteUO2
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O TenoriteCuO
O CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
SSulfur
S DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S AcanthiteAg2S
S TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S CovelliteCuS
S LuzoniteCu3AsS4
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu DomeykiteCu3As
Cu DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
Cu LuzoniteCu3AsS4
Cu KoutekiteCu5As2
Cu NovákiteCu20AgAs10
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
AsArsenic
As DomeykiteCu3As
As TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
As Algodonite(Cu1-xAsx)
As LuzoniteCu3AsS4
As KoutekiteCu5As2
As NovákiteCu20AgAs10
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Silver (var: Native Amalgam)(Ag,Hg)
Ag NovákiteCu20AgAs10
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg Silver (var: Native Amalgam)(Ag,Hg)
PbLead
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O

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