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Boston mine, Searchlight District, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Boston mineMine
Searchlight DistrictMining District
Clark Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 28' 39'' North , 114° 53' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.47760,-114.89901
GeoHash:G#: 9qq3c6mpg
USGS MRDS Record:10246317
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Searchlight539 (2011)2.3km
Cal-Nev-Ari244 (2011)19.2km
Katherine103 (2011)41.7km
Laughlin7,323 (2011)45.4km
Bullhead City39,445 (2017)47.4km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Boston Searchlight Mine


Sec 25 26 T28S R63E. Copper gold

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
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
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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]

Miocene - Eocene
5.333 - 56 Ma



ID: 2754725
Felsic phaneritic intrusive rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)

Description: Tertiary felsic intrusive rocks are widely scattered in every county across the State. They are generally described as granitic rocks, granodiorite, monzonite, quartz monzonite, alaskitic granite, quartz diorite, dacite, and rhyodacite in the places where they are shown separately on county maps.

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.

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
NEV BUR MINES BULL 62 (1965) P.201
USGS BULL 906-D (1939), P. 183-184.


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