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Cucomungo mine (Siskon mine), Tule Canyon District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 21' 9'' North , 117° 37' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.35273,-117.63120
GeoHash:G#: 9qsk7pze6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Sec 2 & 3 T7S R39E
Alteration: The Rocks In The Altered Zone Is Silicified, Sericitized, And Argillized.

Ore(s): Along A Northwest - Trending Altered Zone.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Ferrimolybdite ?
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Ilsemannite ?
Formula: Mo3O8 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Molybdenum'
Formula: Mo
Reference:  
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
'Quartz-monzonite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Ilsemannite' ?4.FJ.15Mo3O8 · nH2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Ferrimolybdite' ?7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Quartz-monzonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
Miscellaneous
Ilsemannite ?4.6.3.1Mo3O8 · nH2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite ?49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Quartz-monzonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
MoMolybdenum
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Mo IlsemanniteMo3O8 · nH2O
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192002
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2979277
Older felsic phaneritic intrusive rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Description: Concentrated in two areas of the State; common in the west-central part of the State along the California border in Mineral, Esmeralda, Lyon, Douglas, and Carson Counties. There is another more widely scattered group in eastern and central Nevada in Elko, Eureka, and White Pine Counties. Scattered occurrences also are present in Humboldt, Churchill, Lander, and Pershing Counties. Compositions are mainly granitic, granodiorite, and quartz monzonite.

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:{granitic,granodiorite,quartz monzonite}

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

References

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Albers, J.P. and Stewart, J.H., (1972), Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada: NBMG Bull. 78, P. 59


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