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Root Mine (Bonanza Hill Mine), Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Root Mine (Bonanza Hill Mine)Mine
Goodsprings DistrictMining District
Spring MtsMountain Range
Clark Co.County
NevadaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 46' 41'' North , 115° 32' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.77806,-115.54473
GeoHash:G#: 9qmgd9nyk
USGS MRDS Record:10037233
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)9.0km
Goodsprings229 (2011)11.7km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)32.4km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)38.7km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)42.3km


Sec 13 T25S R57E. Pb, Zn, Ag, Cu, Au.
Structure: SE Limb Of Anticline Trending NE; Numerous Joints And Shear Zones, Fault With 100 - 200 Ft. Of Displacement.
Deposit type: Polymetallic replacement

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19 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
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: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
Fornacite
Formula: Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
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.
Hemihedrite
Formula: Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Southern California Micromounters Symposium 29 Jan 2010, Redlands, CA
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.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Perroudite
Formula: Hg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Reference: Southern California Micromounters Symposium 29 Jan 2010, Redlands, CA
Phosphohedyphane
Formula: Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Colour: colorless, gray green, yellow
Reference: Am.Min. 91, 1909-1917(2006)
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. SEM-EDS analyzed.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. SEM-EDS analyzed.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Perroudite2.FC.20cHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Beaverite-(Cu)7.BC.10Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Fornacite7.FC.10Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Hemihedrite7.FC.15Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Phosphohedyphane8.BN.05Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Chlor-sulfides
Perroudite2.15.5.1Hg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
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 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Beaverite-(Cu)30.2.5.7Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 36 - COMPOUND CHROMATES
Miscellaneous
Hemihedrite36.1.1.2Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Fornacite43.4.3.2Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Phosphohedyphane-Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
S SphaleriteZnS
S PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Cl PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
CrChromium
Cr HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Cr FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
AsArsenic
As FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
BrBromine
Br PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
IIodine
I PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
HgMercury
Hg PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(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]

Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2770762
Alluvium, undifferentiated

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Unit is present in all counties. Some counties divided the alluvium into younger and older units, and some did not. For those that did not, or used other generalized terms for Quaternary rocks, the unit Qal has been used for the general undivided alluvium. Additionally, when polygons have been edited and changed to alluvium, Qal was used as the general value; hence it now is present in all counties. Qya-Younger alluvium: Map unit is used in Churchill, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, and Lincoln Counties where geologic information suggests better-defined younger versus older alluvium. It is mostly interchangeable with Qal, except that it implies some specifically younger Quaternary deposits.

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:{coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

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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