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Lincoln mine, Gold Butte District, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Lincoln mineMine
Gold Butte DistrictMining District
Clark Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 19' 51'' North , 114° 11' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.33110,-114.18387
GeoHash:G#: 9qqy9tvgf
USGS MRDS Record:10103563
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
Moapa Valley6,924 (2011)37.7km
Meadview1,224 (2011)38.0km
Bunkerville1,303 (2011)49.4km

Sec 33 T18S R70E. Copper
Structure: Ore Cut Off By A Tight Fault At The Bottom Of The Incline, N 10 W And 45 W.

Deposit type: Kipushi Cu-Pb-Zn (BC name is Carbonate-hosted Cu)

Geology: Ores occur in a narrow zone below a chert bed in small open water courses in the limestone. Limonite and green copper carbonate are irregularly distributed through coarsely crystalline calcite. Chalcocite surrounds minute remnants of chalcopyrite and bornite.

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3 valid minerals.

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Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; 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
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List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
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List of minerals for each chemical element

H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S

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]

323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 3178917
Redwall Limestone

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Redwall Limestone

Description: Medium-gray, fine to coarsely- crystalline, cherty and fossiliferous limestone. Includes, in ascending order, the Horseshoe Mesa, Mooney Falls, Thunder Springs, and Whitmore Wash Members defined by McKee (1963) and McKee and Gutschick (1969). Lower part of Redwall and upper part of underlying Temple Butte Formation commonly dolomitized. Typically forms single massive cliff. Distinctive banded chert horizon (Thunder Springs Member), about 45 m above base of formation forms marker bed, contains 5-10 cm thick bands of white to gray chert that weather dark gray or yellow. Because of dolomitization, base is mapped at bottom of chert horizon in Thunder Springs Member. Equivalent to Monte Cristo Limestone (Mm) in upper plate of Muddy Mountain and Dry Lake thrusts. In Wilson Ridge area occurs as isolated and highly altered remnants but inferred to be Redwall Limestone on the basis of rugose horn coral and crinoid fossils (Feuerbach, 1986). Thickness ranges from 240 m at Frenchman Mountain to about 200 m in the eastern part of the quadrangle

Reference: Beard, L.S., R.E. Anderson, D.L. Block, R.G. Bohannon, R.J. Brady, S.B. Castor, E.M. Duebendorfer, J.E. Faulds, T.J. Felger, K.A. Howard, M.A. Kuntz, and V.S. Williams. Preliminary Geologic Map of the Lake Mead 30' X 60' Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1010 version 1.0. [151]

323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 2730199
Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Limestone

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Monte Cristo Limestone; Joana Limestone; Mercury Limestone; Bristol Pass Limestone; Rogers Spring Limestone

Description: This unit is present in southern Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties. Unit includes the Monte Cristo Limestone, and Lower Mississippian rocks referred to as the Joana, Mercury, Bristol Pass, and Rogers Spring Limestones. It generally lies depositionally above Devonian carbonate rocks and beneath Pennsylvanian carbonate and clastic rocks. In the Meadow Valley Mountains in southern Lincoln County it is also shown sitting on a thin horizon of Pilot Shale and overlain by a thin Mississippian clastic unit assigned to unit IPMcl.

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:{limestone}

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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Longwell, C. R., Pampeyan, E. H., Bowyer, B., Roberts, R. J., (1965) , Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark Co. Nev. Bureau of Mines, Bull. 62 , P.
Hill, J. M., (1916) , Notes on Some Mining Districts in Eastern Nevada, USGS Bull. 648 , P. 49 - 50 .

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