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Red Bird Mine, Shoshone Creek Canyon, Wild Horse District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 50' 32'' North , 117° 39' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.84249,-117.66433
GeoHash:G#: 9rh6dmp7q
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Located in T23N, R38E, MDM.

Alternative Label Names

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Red Bird Mine, Shoshone Canyon, Wild Horse District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calomel
Formula: (Hg2)2+Cl2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: NBMG Bull 83 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Cinnabar'2.CD.15aHgS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Calomel'3.AA.30(Hg2)2+Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cristobalite'4.DA.15SiO2
'Opal'4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clinoptilolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Calomel9.1.8.1(Hg2)2+Cl2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clinoptilolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O CristobaliteSiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S CinnabarHgS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Calomel(Hg2)2+Cl2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
HgMercury
Hg Calomel(Hg2)2+Cl2
Hg CinnabarHgS

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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Middle Jurassic - Norian
163.5 - 227 Ma



ID: 2764466
Jungo Terrane - Turbiditic, fine-grained, terrigenous clastic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (163.5 - 227 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Grass Valley Formation; Happy Creek Volcanic Complex; Osobb Formation; Winnemucca Formation; Raspberry Formation

Description: The Jungo terrane, also called the Lovelock assemblage or Fencemaker allochthon (Oldow, Satterfield, and Silberling, 1993), consists of complexly deformed, thick basinal, turbiditic, fine-grained, terrigenous clastic rocks, mainly Norian, but also as young as Pliensbachian (Late Triassic and Early Jurassic) age. It crops out in southern Washoe, Churchill, Humboldt, and Pershing Counties. These rocks represent the basinal facies component of the Auld Lang Syne Group (Burke and Silberling, 1973; Lupe and Silberling, 1985). The Jungo terrane has no known basement and is structurally detached from coeval shelf facies (Silberling, Jones, and others, 1992). It is locally overlain unconformably by Middle or Upper Jurassic peritidal sedimentary rocks (Jcg) intruded by a gabbroic igneous assemblage (Silberling, 1991). Rocks included with the Jungo terrane were originally mapped as the Grass Valley Formation of the Auld Lang Syne Group in Humboldt and Pershing Counties; some rocks were mapped as the Happy Creek Volcanic “series” (now the Happy Creek Volcanic Complex) in Humboldt County, the Nightingale sequence in southern Washoe County, the Osobb Formation of the Auld Lang Syne Group in Churchill County, and the Winnemucca and Raspberry Formations of the Auld Lang Syne Group (Compton, 1960) in the Santa Rosa Range in Humboldt County.

Lithology: Major:{siliciclastic}

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]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3184762
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 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]

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References

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NBMG Special Publication 31, Minerals of Nevada.
NBMG Bulletin 83, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada.


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