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Northern Belle pit, Candelaria Silver Mine, Candelaria District, Mineral Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 32' 17'' North , 118° 26' 4'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Pit
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Mining of pit consumed portions of Northern Belle and other unnamed mines. Northern Belle pit is a portion of the Candelaria Silver Mine.

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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


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Collected by Paul Adams. EDS and XRD analyzed.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Montgomeryite
Formula: Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Reference: Collected by Paul Adams. EDS and XRD analyzed.
Overite
Formula: CaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Reference: Collected by Paul Adams. EDS and XRD analyzed.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Collected by Paul Adams.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Rhodochrosite'5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Cacoxenite'8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
'Fluorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
'Libethenite'8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Montgomeryite'8.DH.25Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
'Overite'8.DH.20CaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
'Turquoise'8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
'Variscite'8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
'Wavellite'8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Montgomeryite42.11.8.1Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Overite42.11.1.1CaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
H OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
O OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MgMagnesium
Mg MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Mg OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Al MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Al OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
P OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca MontgomeryiteCa4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Ca OveriteCaMgAl(PO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl

References

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Moller, S. A. (1988), Geology and mineralization in the Candelaria District, Mineral County, Nevada: Geological Society of Nevada, Symposium on bulk minable precious metal deposits of the Western United States, Reno, Nevada, April 6-8 1987, Proceedings: 135-158.


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