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Yucca Mountain, Nye Co., Nevada, USAi
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36° 56' 29'' North , 116° 27' 17'' West
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Beatty1,010 (2011)27.3km


A mountain range.

Crater Flat group tuff in part. Drill cores.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

32 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Aurorite
Formula: (Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Celsian
Formula: Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Erionite'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Kenyaite ?
Formula: Na2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'K Feldspar'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Description: Both CT and A varieties.
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Perrierite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol. (1995) 90:2081-2090; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology NBMG Open-File Report 96-3 By Stephen B. Castor, Christopher D. Henry, Lisa A. Shevenell
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine, October 2006, Vol. 70(5), pp. 485–498
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine, October 2006, Vol. 70(5), pp. 485–498
Ranciéite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Aurorite4.FL.20(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Cryptomelane4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hollandite4.DK.05aBa(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Lithiophorite4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Ranciéite4.FL.40(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Todorokite4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Tridymite4.DA.10SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydromagnesite5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Kutnohorite5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Celsian9.FA.30Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Kenyaite ?9.HA.10Na2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Perrierite-(Ce)9.BE.70Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Sepiolite9.EE.25Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Miscellaneous
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
AB3X7
Aurorite7.8.2.2(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Hollandite7.9.1.1Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
AB4X9
Ranciéite7.10.1.1(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Perrierite-(Ce)56.2.8.3Ce4MgFe3+2Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Sepiolite74.3.1b.1Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Tridymite75.1.2.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Celsian76.1.1.4Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Kenyaite ?78.7.7.1Na2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Aurorite(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn34+O7 · 3H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
H SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
H KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O Aurorite(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn34+O7 · 3H2O
O HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O HematiteFe2O3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
O CristobaliteSiO2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O GahniteZnAl2O4
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
O SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O TridymiteSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Na KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Mg SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
SiSilicon
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Si SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Si TridymiteSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Aurorite(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn34+O7 · 3H2O
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Ca Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
MnManganese
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn Aurorite(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn34+O7 · 3H2O
Mn HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn Ranciéite(Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AgSilver
Ag Aurorite(Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn34+O7 · 3H2O
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
BaBarium
Ba HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Ba CelsianBa(Al2Si2O8)
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Ba BaryteBaSO4
CeCerium
Ce Perrierite-(Ce)Ce4MgFe23+Ti2(Si2O7)2O8

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3186305
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt

Comments: Columbia Plateau

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3116557
Rhyolite of Fluorspar Canyon

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Timber Mountain Group

Description: Pre-caldera rhyolite lava and nonwelded tuff that predate eruption of Rainier Mesa Tuff. Contains common quartz and sanidine, sparse plagioclase, and rare biotite. Locally consists of thick nonwelded tuff deposits. Distinguished by high quartz content, reverse magnetic polarity, and rare accessory monazite, and from petrographically similar mafic-poor Rainier Mesa Tuff by lower lithic content. Maximum thickness about 200 m. Includes tuff of Holmes Road, a distinctive interlayered brown and pink to white phreatomagmatic deposit. Isotopic age 11.62 ± 0.03 Ma (Fridrich, Sawyer, Fleck, and Lanphere, unpublished data). Includes Rhyolite of Pinnacles Ridge, on the divide between Beatty Wash and Yucca Wash

Reference: Carr, M.D., D.A. Sawyer, K. Nimz, F. Maldonado, WC Swadley. Digital Bedrock Geologic Map Database of the Beatty 30 X 60-Minute Quadrangle, Nevada and California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-291. [141]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2784558
Younger rhyolitic flows and shallow intrusive rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cañon Rhyolite; Jarbidge Rhyolite

Description: Rhyolitic flows, domes, plugs, breccias, quartz latite, rhyodacite, quartz porphyry dikes, and other shallow intrusive rocks. This unit includes rocks mapped as the Cañon Rhyolite on the Washoe North map, the Jarbidge Rhyolite and phenorhyolitic and phenodacitic flows and domes on the Elko County map, and other unnamed units. It has a distribution similar to Tt3, with exposures in the northern and southern parts of the State, but only crops out in a few places in the central region. It corresponds to unit Tr3 on the 1978 State map, and also includes a few rocks mapped as Trt on the 1978 State map. This unit is exposed in every county except White Pine.

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:{rhyolite,hypabyssal quartz latite,dacite}

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]

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References

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Minerals of Nevada, NBMG Special Publication 31.
Castor, S.B., Henry, C.D., and Shevenell, L.A. (1996) Volcanic rock-hosted uranium deposits in northwestern Nevada and southeastern Oregon—Possible sites for studies of natural analogues for the potential high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 96–3, p. 12–26.
Bish, D.L., Vaniman, D.T., Chipera, S.J., and Carey, J.W. (2003) The distribution of zeolites and their effects on the performance of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, U.S.A. American Mineralogist, 88, 1889-1902.
Mineralogical Magazine (2006) 70(5) (October): 485–498.

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