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Mount Diablo pit, Candelaria Silver Mine, Candelaria Mining District, Mineral Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Mount Diablo pitPit
Candelaria Silver MineMine
Candelaria Mining DistrictMining District
Mineral Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° North , 118° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~78km
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


Mining of this pit excavated the underground workings of Mount Diablo and other mines. Part 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


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Chalcophanite
Formula: ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: K. Starnes, personal ID, 1990
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Collection of Kelly Starnes 1990
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Greenockite2.CB.45CdS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chalcophanite4.FL.20ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Greenockite2.8.7.2CdS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
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 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S GreenockiteCdS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S AcanthiteAg2S
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn ChalcophaniteZnMn34+O7 · 3H2O
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
CdCadmium
Cd GreenockiteCdS
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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 mineable precious metal deposits of the Western United States, Reno, Nevada, April 6-8 1987, Proceedings: 135-158.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 31, Minerals of Nevada.


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