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Exchequer mine, Cherry Creek District, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 56' 13'' North , 114° 53' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.93720,-114.89120
GeoHash:G#: 9rn71w6g1
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: NBMG Bull 85 Geology and Mineral Resources of White Pine County, Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
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
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 2795003
Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Dolomite, limestone, and shale

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bonanza King Formation; Carrara Formation; Dunderberg Shale; Hamburg Dolomite; Nopah Formation; Pioche Shale; Patterson Pass Shale; Chisholm Shale; Highland Peak Formation; Lyndon Limestone; Pole Canyon Limestone; Lincoln Peak Formation; Windfall Formation

Description: Occurs in southern and eastern Nevada. The Bonanza King and Carrara Formations are the primary formations in southern Nye County; the Dunderberg Shale in northern Nye and Lincoln Counties; the Hamburg Dolomite in Eureka County; the Nopah Formation in southern Nye and Esmeralda Counties; the Patterson Pass and Pioche Shales, the Chisholm and Highland Peak Formations, and the Lyndon Limestone in Lincoln County; the Pole Canyon Limestone and the Lincoln Peak and Windfall Formations in northern Nye County; and undifferentiated limestone and dolomite in Lincoln, Clark, White Pine, Eureka, northern Nye, and Elko Counties. This unit is conformably overlain by the Ordovician shelf rocks (OCc), and is depositional on the underlying Proterozoic-Cambrian quartzite of CZq.

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:{dolostone,limestone,shale}

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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