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Ruth Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Ruth MineMine
Goodsprings DistrictMining District
Spring MtsMountain Range
Clark Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 50' 10'' North , 115° 29' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.83611,-115.48667
GeoHash:G#: 9qmgu5c0m
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Goodsprings229 (2011)4.7km
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)13.3km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)24.5km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)30.4km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)34.3km


A former Pb-Ag mine located in sec. 29, T24S, R58E, MDM.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 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]
Chervetite
Formula: Pb2(V2O7)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
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]
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Plattnerite
Formula: PbO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Plattnerite4.DB.05PbO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chervetite8.FA.15Pb2(V2O7)
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
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
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Plattnerite4.4.1.6PbO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Chervetite38.5.5.1Pb2(V2O7)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O ChervetitePb2(V2O7)
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O PlattneritePbO2
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V ChervetitePb2(V2O7)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb ChervetitePb2(V2O7)
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb PlattneritePbO2
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
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: 2785190
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, D. (1931) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada, USGS Professional Paper 162.
USGS GNIS database (GNIS).
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada, Bulletin 62.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Minerals of Nevada, Special Publication 31.

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