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Copperopolis Mine, Quartzburg District (Comer District), Grant Co., Oregon, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 33' 27'' North , 118° 40' 48'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.55762,-118.68015
GeoHash:G#: 9rgt7r7yb
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate


Steeply dipping replacement body of quartz, tourmaline, and chalcopyrite.

Ref: Oregon Metal Mines Handbook: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Bulletin 14-B, Page 113, 1941.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Copperopolis Mine, Quartzburg District , Grant Co., Oregon, USA

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: K. Starnes, personal ID, 1983
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: K. Starnes, personal ID, 1983
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: K. Starnes, personal ID, 1983
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: K. Starnes, personal ID, 1983
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: K. Starnes, personal ID, 1983

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
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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Mesozoic - Paleozoic
66 - 541 Ma



ID: 1556840
Baker Terrane; Dixie Butte member

Age: Phanerozoic (66 - 541 Ma)

Description: Dixie Butte Meta-andesite; 7000ft thick; lava flows; greenstone; andesite; mixed crystals

Lithology: Major:: {andesite flows, green, gray, red; plagioclase relict augite phenocrysts; facies: greenschist} Minor:: {andesite tuff, green, gray, red; plagioclase phenocrysts; facies: greenschist}; Minor:: {dacite tuff, pale green; facies: greenschist}; Minor:: {basalt flows, dark gray; facies: greenschist}; Minor:: {andesite dikes, plagioclase phenocrysts; facies: greenschist}; Minor:: {siliceous dikes, facies: greenschist}; Minor:: {dacite flows, pale green; facies: greenschist}

Reference: R.L. Smith, W.P. Roe (compilers). Oregon Geologic Data Compilation, release 6. State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. [20]

Triassic - Permian
201.3 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3190958
Paleozoic-Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 298.9 Ma)

Comments: Blue Mountains

Lithology: Conglomerate,chert,sandstone,shale,carbonate

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]

Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 2880514
Sedimentary and volcanic rocks, partly metamorphosed

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dixie Butte Meta-andesite

Description: Undifferentiated sedimentary and volcanic rocks some of which are highly deformed and locally metamorphosed to amphibolite and schist. Occurs mostly in Strawberry and Aldrich Mountains of the Blue Mountains province. Includes undivided Paleozoic rocks and Paleozoic volcanic rocks of Brown and Thayer (1966) and Dixie Butte Meta-andesite of Brooks and others (1984)

Comments: The southwest quarter of the Bates 15' quadrangle (OR092) was renamed Dixie Butte quadrangle.

Lithology: Major:{mixed clastic,volcanic}, Minor:{greenstone,metasedimentary,amphibolite}

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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