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New Diggings area mines, Upper Mississippi Valley District, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, USAi
Regional Level Types
New Diggings area minesGroup of Mines
Upper Mississippi Valley DistrictMining District
Lafayette Co.County
WisconsinState
USACountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° North , 90° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~7km
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


New Diggings was settled in 1824 by prospectors looking for lead ore. It "boomed" in the 1840's and again in the early 1900's. Numerous old mines in the Sec 23, 24, 25, 26 T1N R1E were worked for lead and zinc in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most of the mine sites are difficult to find now, although some scattered rock piles still exist (2015).

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16 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: R&M 73:11-12 pp 378-399 Wisconsin Mineral Locality Index
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Marvin,R.F.,Mehnert,H.H.,and Zartman,R.E.,(1988) U.S Geological Survey radiometric ages-Compilation"C",Part1:Mexico,and Wisconsin,Michigan,and North and South Carolina:Isochron/West,v.51,p.3
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Marvin,R.F.,Mehnert,H.H.,and Zartman,R.E.,(1988) U.S Geological Survey radiometric ages-Compilation"C",Part1:Mexico,and Wisconsin,Michigan,and North and South Carolina:Isochron/West,v.51,p.3
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Cordua, W. (1998) Minerals of Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals: 73 (6): 378 - 399

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Sanidine9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Sanidine76.1.1.2K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MilleriteNiS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
KPotassium
K SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS

External Links

Heyl, A., A. F. Agnew, E. J. Lyons & C.H. Behre Jr. (1959), The geology of Upper Mississippi Valley Zinc-Lead District: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 309, 310 p.

Farrey, L (2001) A tour guide to the mines of Lafayette County, Wisconsin, 60 p.

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