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Smuggler Mine, Balarat Mining District, Boulder Co., Colorado, USAi
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Smuggler MineMine
Balarat Mining DistrictMining District
Boulder Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
40° 10' North , 105° 24' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Jamestown264 (2017)5.8km
Bark Ranch213 (2011)6.4km
Lazy Acres920 (2011)10.0km
Altona501 (2011)10.6km
Allenspark528 (2011)11.1km


Ref.: (in part): Dana 6:11, 1089; Dana 7:I:219, 594.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Coloradoite (TL)
Formula: HgTe
Type Locality:
Description: Mixed with native gold, sylvanite, tellurium, and tellurite. The type description of coloradoite was based on impure specimens from the Keystone and Mountain Lion mines in the Magnolia district and from the Smuggler mine in the Balarat district.
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 158, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997; Dana 7:I:219.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dana 7:I:594 & Dana 6:1089.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Tellurantimony
Formula: Sb2Te3
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Tellurite
Formula: TeO2
Reference: Dana 7:I:594 & Dana 6:1089.
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Reference: Dana 6:11.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Coloradoite (TL)2.CB.05aHgTe
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tellurantimony2.DC.05Sb2Te3
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tellurite4.DE.20TeO2

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Tellurium1.3.4.2Te
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Coloradoite (TL)2.8.2.5HgTe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Tellurantimony2.11.7.3Sb2Te3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Miscellaneous
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Tellurite4.4.6.1TeO2
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

OOxygen
O TelluriteTeO2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
AgSilver
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
SbAntimony
Sb TellurantimonySb2Te3
TeTellurium
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te TelluriumTe
Te TelluriteTeO2
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Te TellurantimonySb2Te3
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
AuGold
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
BiBismuth
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S

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