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Meikle Mine, Goldstrike Mines, Bootstrap District, Elko Co., Nevada, USAi
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Elko Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 59' 49'' North , 116° 22' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.99709,-116.37926
GeoHash:G#: 9rm1pxr1q
Owned/operated by:Barrick Gold Corporation
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Carlin2,302 (2017)39.1km


Part of Barrick's Goldstrike operations in Nevada.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


37 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bassanite
Formula: CaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: MinRec 30:187; Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Crystals to 25cm
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1999) 30:187-196; Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Description: Zebra rock
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Englishite
Formula: K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Fraipontite
Formula: (Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1999) 30:187-196; Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: MinRec 30:187; NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Ilsemannite
Formula: Mo3O8 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1999) 30:187-196
Metastibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Rocks and Minerals, (2003) 78:129-131
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Rocks and Minerals, (2003) 78:129-131; Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record (1999) 30:187-196
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Rocks and Minerals, (2003) 78:129-131; Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Rocks and Minerals, (1999) 74:396-404; Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Szomolnokite
Formula: FeSO4 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Tellurobismuthite
Formula: Bi2Te3
Reference: MinRec 30:187
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: MinRec 30:187; Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration in the Twenty-First Century, Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 9, April 2002, p. 275–298
Voltaite
Formula: K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Kermesite2.FD.05Sb2S2O
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Metastibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tellurobismuthite2.DC.05Bi2Te3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brannerite4.DH.05UTi2O6
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Ilsemannite4.FJ.15Mo3O8 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Bassanite7.CD.45CaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Szomolnokite7.CB.05FeSO4 · H2O
Voltaite7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Englishite8.DH.55K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Fraipontite9.ED.15(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-

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
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
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 = 2:3
Metastibnite2.11.3.1Sb2S3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
Tellurobismuthite2.11.7.2Bi2Te3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Oxysulfides
Kermesite2.13.1.1Sb2S2O
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
ø = 2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
Miscellaneous
Ilsemannite4.6.3.1Mo3O8 · nH2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1UTi2O6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Bassanite29.6.1.1CaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Szomolnokite29.6.2.2FeSO4 · H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Miscellaneous
Voltaite29.9.1.1K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Englishite42.13.8.1K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Fraipontite71.1.2c.4(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
H SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
H BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
O SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
O KermesiteSb2S2O
O BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O BranneriteUTi2O6
O Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Al EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S RealgarAs4S4
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
S SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
S StibniteSb2S3
S KermesiteSb2S2O
S MilleriteNiS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SulphurS8
S BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MetastibniteSb2S3
KPotassium
K VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
K EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca BassaniteCaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca EnglishiteK3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7 · 26H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti BranneriteUTi2O6
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe VoltaiteK2Fe52+Fe33+Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Fe SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
NiNickel
Ni MilleriteNiS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
AsArsenic
As RealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
MoMolybdenum
Mo IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
AgSilver
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb KermesiteSb2S2O
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb MetastibniteSb2S3
TeTellurium
Te TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
BiBismuth
Bi TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
UUranium
U BranneriteUTi2O6

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]

Devonian - Ordovician
358.9 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2761818
Slope Assemblage - Calcareous shale, siltstone, chert, quartzite, and greenstone

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Vinini Formation; Clipper Canyon Group

Description: Calcareous shale, siltstone, sandstone, chert, quartzite, and greenstone in the Vinini Formation in Lander, Eureka, Elko, and northern Nye Counties, and the Clipper Canyon Group in the northern Toquima Range are the core rocks of unit DOts. Difficulties in identifying distinct paleogeographic settings within Ordovician slope facies rocks are discussed in Finney and Perry (1991) and Finney and others (1993). On a regional scale, the distinction between this unit and rocks traditionally mapped as the Valmy Formation (DCs) is the preponderance of shale and siltstone of cratonal derivation that is present in the Vinini rocks but less common in the Valmy rocks. Both rock units contain bedded chert, massive quartzite, and greenstone (Finney and Perry, 1991) in many places. Many lower Paleozoic rocks grouped here likely formed in a basinal rather than slope setting, but the presence of more common siliciclastic horizons of shale, siltstone, and sandstone distinguish them as a regional grouping from the lower Paleozoic Basin assemblage rocks. Whether this is a function of distinct paleogeographic settings of coeval units as interpreted by early workers, or is actually an age distinction of older (Valmy) versus younger (Vinini) Ordovician rocks, as suggested more recently for at least the Roberts Mountains (Finney, Perry, and others, 1993), remains to be determined on a regional scale. Originally thought to be primarily Ordovician, studies and biostratigraphic data have demonstrated that this unit consists of tightly imbricated Devonian, Silurian, and Ordovician rocks (Coles and Snyder, 1985; Noble and Finney, 1999). The distinction between units DOts and DCs as currently mapped on a regional scale is ambiguous in many places. Identifying the numerous occurrences of Devonian and Silurian rocks that are embedded within this unit on a regional scale would significantly enhance our understanding of the complex structural history of these rocks. These rocks are everywhere in structural contact with other Paleozoic rocks including units IPMcl, Pacl, Dc, MDst, DSt, DSc, and Dcd. Stratigraphic correlation has been made between rocks of the Vinini Formation and the Carbonate shelf sequence in Nevada (Finney and Perry, 1991) on the basis of occurrence of quartzite that is coeval with the shelf unit Ocq. While this does suggest a connection between the Ordovician rocks of this composite unit and North America, the quartzite was deposited along a 1,000-mile length of the margin (Ketner, 1986) and thus does not constrain the rocks of unit DOts to deposition along a specific section of the margin. These rocks are unconformably overlain sporadically by units Pacl and PIPacl, and post-Paleozoic cover rocks.

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.

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]

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