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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 57' 41'' North , 115° 32' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.96166,-115.53640
GeoHash:G#: 9qmudfsgy
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Sec 12 T23S R57E. Zn, Pb, Cu, Au, Ag.
Structure: Several Thrust And Normal Faults, Part Of Overturned Syncline

Alteration: Limestone Dolomitized Locally

Deposit type: Polymetallic replacement

Rock formation(s): Yellowpine Limestone Member, Monte Cristo Limestone


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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


14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
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.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
'Calamine'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS Bul 540
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: USGS Bul 540
Galena
Formula: PbS
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.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: USGS Bul 540
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
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:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Reference:  
'Limestone'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: USGS Bul 540
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; USGS Bul 540; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
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.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
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:Uranium'
Formula: U
Reference:  
'commodity:Zinc'
Formula: Zn
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Greenockite'2.CB.45CdS
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aurichalcite'5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Hydrozincite'5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Smithsonite'5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Calamine'-
'Limestone'-
'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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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.
'Calamine'-
'Limestone'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GreenockiteCdS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS

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: 2773375
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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Hewett, D.F., (1931), Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quad: USGS P.P., 162, P. 123-126.
Longwell, C.R., Et.Al, (1965), Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark Co; NBMG Bull. 62, P. 195.
Garside, L.J., (1973), Radioactive Mineral Occurrences in Nevada: NBMG Bull. 81, P. 28.
Albritton, C.C., Et.Al, (1954), Geologic Controls of Lead and Zinc Deposits in Goodsprings (yellowpine) District, Nevada: USGS Bull. 1010, P. 41-49.
Tingley, J.V., (1983), Field Exam., NBMG, 28 Apr 83


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