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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 56' 9'' North , 115° 28' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.93610,-115.46778
GeoHash:G#: 9qmukmyyv
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Sec 22 T23S R58E. Pb, Zn, Cu.
Structure: Large Scale Overthrusting Contact Thrust Fault

Deposit: No recorded production, but some ore was shipped. ; info.src : 1 pub lit

Geology: Cuprodescloizite forms - mamillary crusts around rock fragments

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Commodity List

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


Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
'Cuprodescloizite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Descloizite var: Cuprian Descloizite
Formula: Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Reference:  
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
var: Cuprian Descloizite8.BH.40Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Cuprodescloizite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Cuprodescloizite'-
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite
-Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Descloizite (var: Cuprian Descloizite)Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O Descloizite (var: Cuprian Descloizite)Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
VVanadium
V Descloizite (var: Cuprian Descloizite)Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
CuCopper
Cu Descloizite (var: Cuprian Descloizite)Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
ZnZinc
Zn Descloizite (var: Cuprian Descloizite)Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb Descloizite (var: Cuprian Descloizite)Pb(Zn,Cu)VO4OH
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)

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: 2979933
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


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