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Copperside Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 49' 27'' North , 115° 32' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.82444,-115.54778
GeoHash:G#: 9qmgf9ssm
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Sec 26 T24S R57E. Cu, Ag, Au.
Structure: Large Scale Overthrusting. Parallel Fracture Zones

Geology: The two main ore shoots underlie well defined hanging walls. The ore formed lenses parallel to the bedding, made up now of oxidized minerals.

Ore(s): Permeability Of The Limestone

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of 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.
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.
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
'Copper Stain'
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Limestone'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Heterogenite'4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Bismutite'5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Beaverite-(Cu)'7.BC.10Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
'Natrojarosite'7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Plumbojarosite'7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Copper Stain'-
'Limestone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Beaverite-(Cu)30.2.5.7Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Copper Stain'-
'Limestone'-
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
FeIron
Fe Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CoCobalt
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
PbLead
Pb Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
BiBismuth
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3

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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Hewett, (1931) , Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quad., USGS Prof. Paper 162 P. 112-113.
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. 189 .


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