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Amicon copper prospect, Douglas Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Amicon copper prospectProspect (Abandoned)
Douglas Co.County
WisconsinState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 34' 5'' North , 91° 58' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.56806,-91.97722
GeoHash:G#: cbq8gj2nx
Locality type:Prospect (Abandoned) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Grant (1901) reports striping and blasting in Keweenawan (1.1 billion year old) metabasalts south of South Range in Sec 11 T47N R13W. The work exposed several veins and amygdaloidal zones with calcite, copper, malachite and quartz.

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p. Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

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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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2790923
Chengwatana Volcanic Group

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Chengwatana Volcanic Group

Description: Gray basalt flows, interflow breccia, tuff, and minor sedimentary rocks

Comments: This group has U-Pb zircon ages ranging from about 1094.6 +/- 2.1 Ma from a rhyolite near Lake Nelson, WI (Zartman and others, 1997, U-Th-Pb zircon ages of some Keweenawan Supergroup rocks from the south shore of Lake Superior: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 34, p. 549-561) to 1100-1102 +/- 5 Ma elsewhere in the unit (G. Garrels, Univ. of Arizona, unpublished data, 2000; M. Schmidt, MIT, unpublished data, 2000). Original map source: Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 19

Lithology: Major:{basalt}

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3190266
Mesoproterozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Mid-Continent Rift

Lithology: Bimodal volcanic 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]

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Grant, U. S. (1901), Preliminary report on the copper-bearing rocks of Douglas County, Wisconsin, 2nd Ed.: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bull. VI Economic Series #3, 83 p.
Dutton, C. E. (1972) Sampling of Copper-bearing Keweenawan Rocks of Northwestern Wisconsin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 9.1267, 13p.


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