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Whitmore property (Greenhorn mine), Gold Butte District, Clark Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 9' 2'' North , 114° 13' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.15056,-114.22664
GeoHash:G#: 9qqv8tn8q
Locality type:Property
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Sec 32 T20S R70E. Gold copper
Geology: Possible gold and copper ore in quartz vein in sheared granite

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
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.
Chalcopyrite
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.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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.
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
'Granite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Granite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Granite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
OOxygen
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3177368
Gold Butte Granite

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gold Butte Granite

Description: Described by Volborth (1962) as rapakivi granite. Coarse-grained porphyritic to locally equigranular biotite and biotite-hornblende granite. Contains 5 to 50 percent phenocrysts of potassium feldspar 1to 3 cm across; Fryxell and others (1992) mapped phenocryst content as decreasing generally westward. Mafic mineral content about 10 to 20 percent. Preferred alignment of tabular phenocrysts and biotite define faint igneous foliation. Locally gneissic. Age of 1.45 ± 0.25 Ga has been reported by Silver and others (1977; no location information available)

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2784907
Proterozoic basement rocks - Felsic phaneritic intrusive rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Description: This porphyritic rapakivi granite is present only in Clark County where it intrudes Proterozoic gneiss and schist (Xm).

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:{granite}

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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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. 185


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