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Fireball Ridge prospects, Truckee District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 52' 27'' North , 119° 5' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.87433,-119.08877
GeoHash:G#: 9r56f4fhy
Locality type:Group of Prospects
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Deposit: Mineralization is in parallel quartz veins occurring along range front fault.

Development: The area had been recently staked when examined in 1985, but there was no paper on the claims and no visible activity at the time. There was also evidence of an earlier generation of activity A drill site was in the floor of the canyon near exposed veins. There was ongoing prospect exploration in 1988.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 83 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Dacite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Diorite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Lavendulan
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Reference:  
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 83 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 83 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Churchill County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Rhyolite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  
'commodity:Tungsten'
Formula: W
Reference:  
Tyrolite
Formula: Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Arseniosiderite'8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
'Clinoclase'8.BE.20Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
'Conichalcite'8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
'Cornwallite'8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
'Lavendulan'8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
'Olivenite'8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
'Pharmacosiderite'8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
'Scorodite'8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
'Tyrolite'8.DM.10Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Dacite'-
'Diorite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Rhyolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Clinoclase41.3.1.1Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornwallite41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Tyrolite42.4.3.1Ca2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Dacite'-
'Diorite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Rhyolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
NaSodium
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Ca TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
FeIron
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
AsArsenic
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
As ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As TyroliteCa2Cu9(AsO4)4(CO3)(OH)8 · 11H2O
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3186305
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt

Comments: Columbia Plateau

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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 - Triassic
145 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 2865244
Metavolcanic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (145 - 251.902 Ma)

Description: Metamorphosed (generally greenschist-facies) andesite and dacite flows and breccias, flow-banded rhyolite and rhyodacite, welded tuff, local hypabyssal intrusive rocks, and minor amounts of volcaniclastic sandstone and conglomerate (Greene, Stewart, and others, 1991). This unit includes the Peavine sequence in Washoe County, and other unnamed metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks in Lyon, Douglas, Carson, and Churchill Counties. These rocks are considered distinct from the other metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks in adjacent Mesozoic terranes. They are included in unit JTRsv on the 1978 State map.

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:{metaandesite,metadacite,metarhyolite}, Minor:{hypabyssal,metasandstone,metaconglomerate}

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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Long, K.R., DeYoung, J.H., Jr., and Ludington, S.D., 1998, Database of significant deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States; Part A, Database description and analysis; part B, Digital database: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-206, 33 p., one 3.5 inch diskette.
Willden, R., and Speed, R. C., 1974, NBMG Bull. 83, p. 85-86, pl. I.
NBMG MI-87; MI-88; NBMG Map 91, 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Interaction Co. Rept., 1989?; Reno Land Status, 1975; Amer. Mines (1989), 1989


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