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Azurite Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Azurite MineMine
Goodsprings DistrictMining District
Spring MtsMountain Range
Clark Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 49' 33'' North , 115° 33' 40'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.82611,-115.56112
GeoHash:G#: 9qmgf3fyn
USGS MRDS Record:10111424
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)6.5km
Goodsprings229 (2011)11.5km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)28.3km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)36.3km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)38.4km


Sec 26 T24S R57E Cu, Ag, Au, Zn, Pb.
Structure: Large-Scale Overthrusts NW Trending Breccia Zones. Considerable Folding

Tectonics: Basin And Range

Deposit: Mineralized breccia zone

Deposit type: Polymetallic replacement

Geology: Bitumen probably once dessimated throughout limestone, then segregated near the veins. Some arsenic was probably present in original ore. Granodiorite dikes are nearby

Rock formation(s): Anchor Limestone;Bullion Dolomite


Ore(s): Breccia Zones; Ore Follows Faults

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
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.
'Calamine'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Chalcocite
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.
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
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Eucairite
Formula: AgCuSe
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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.
Moschellandsbergite ?
Formula: Ag2Hg3
Description: May be schachnerite
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Schachnerite ?
Formula: Ag1.1Hg0.9
Description: May be moschellandsbergite
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Tocornalite
Formula: (Ag,Hg)I
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Moschellandsbergite ?1.AD.15dAg2Hg3
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Schachnerite ?1.AD.15aAg1.1Hg0.9
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Eucairite2.BA.50AgCuSe
Group 3 - Halides
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Tocornalite3.AA.10(Ag,Hg)I
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Calamine'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Moschellandsbergite ?1.1.8.1Ag2Hg3
Schachnerite ?1.1.8.2Ag1.1Hg0.9
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Eucairite2.4.6.2AgCuSe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Tocornalite9.1.6.1(Ag,Hg)I
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
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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, Mixtures, etc.
'Calamine'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

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
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CoCobalt
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu EucairiteAgCuSe
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu CupriteCu2O
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
AsArsenic
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
SeSelenium
Se EucairiteAgCuSe
AgSilver
Ag Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
Ag EucairiteAgCuSe
Ag SilverAg
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
Ag MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
IIodine
I Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
I IodargyriteAgI
PtPlatinum
Pt PlatinumPt
HgMercury
Hg Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
Hg SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
Hg MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6

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]

Mississippian
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2785179
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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Knopf, Adolph, (1915), a Gold-platinum-palladium Lode in Southern Nevada, in Contributions to Economic Geology: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 620, P. 12.
Hewett, D.F., (1931), Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 162, P. 118-120.
Longwell, C.R., Pampeyan, E.H., Bowyer, Ben, and Roberts, R.J., (1965), Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines Bulletin 62, P. 102-108.


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