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Cherokee mine (Viola Mine), Viola District, Lincoln Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 15' 56'' North , 114° 23' 7'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.2655555556, -114.385277778
Sec 9 T8S R68E. Copper sulfides
Deposit: Discovery year: 1880's vein consists of massive to coarsely crystalline white quartz which carries clots of tetrahedrite, malachite, and chrysocolla with minor amounts of galena, pyrite, and Fe-Mn oxides. Some dark, finely crystalline sulfide-laden lenses also occur in portions of the vein. Tetrahedrite is abundant in the middle and lower sections of the vein, and ripped-up clasts of limestone country rock are common in the lower portion of the exposure. In places the vein contains concentric or undulatory bands of white crystalline calcite. Alternating bands of quartz and calcite are about 0.25-0.50 inch wide, each. Calcite is also deposited along fractures in the quartz veins which parallel the vein strike. Green oxides are common and may be derived from Pb? As? or AgCl? medium grey crystalline limestones of the permian kaibab formation outcrop on the sw side of the vein. The limestones are cut by calcite veins and veinlets.

Development: Amoco had a group of claims nearby in sec 8 in 1983.

Geology: Quartz vein 10-40 feet thick, can be traced for 2 miles. Ore minerals line fractures. High grade streaks are 3-12 inches wide; widths of 16-20 feet are mineralized

Commodities: Silver Copper Lead Zinc Barium-Barite

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10 entries listed. 7 valid minerals.

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