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Tam O'Shanter Mine (Big and Little Devil), Goodsprings Mining District, Spring Mountains, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 42' 30'' North , 115° 28' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Goodsprings229 (2011)14.5km
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)18.1km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)38.2km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)41.4km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)47.4km


Sec 4 T26S R58E. Pb, Zn, Ag, Cu.
Structure: Large Scale Thrust Faults. Tam O'Shanter Thrust.

Deposit type: Polymetallic replacement

Geology: Ore material was hard granular cerusite associated with ferruginous chert and plumbojarosite, in breccia zone parallel to the bedding. Radioactivity associated with oxidized copper minerals underground fragments of banded smithsonite found in the dump, pyromorphite on fractures in the ferruginous chert.

Ore(s): Permeability Of Breccia Zone.

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(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.
'Calamine'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)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.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
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.
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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Calamine'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
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.
'Calamine'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

References

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Hewett, (1931) , Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quad., USGS Prof. Paper 162 P. 164 .
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 .

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USGS MRDS Record:10037240

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