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Sterling Mine (Ambrose pit; Panama Mine; 144 Zone; Mary-Goldspar claim block [to the north [2004]]; Ambrose open pit; NBMG sample sites 1013 & 1014), Bare Mountain District (Fluorine District), Bare Mountain, Nye Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Sterling Mine (Ambrose pit; Panama Mine; 144 Zone; Mary-Goldspar claim block [to the north [2004]]; Ambrose open pit; NBMG sample sites 1013 & 1014)Mine (Heap Leaching)
Bare Mountain District (Fluorine District)Mining District
Bare MountainMountain
Nye Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 49' 44'' North , 116° 38' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Owned/operated by:
Locality type:
Mine (Heap Leaching) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Beatty1,010 (2011)13.8km


The mine is located about 8 air miles southeast of Beatty, 120 miles north of Las Vegas.

Regions containing this locality

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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:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Peggy L. Smith, J.V. Tingley (1983) NBMG OFR 83-12; Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Peggy L. Smith, J.V. Tingley (1983) NBMG OFR 83-12; Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Peggy L. Smith, J.V. Tingley (1983) NBMG OFR 83-12; Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Peggy L. Smith, J.V. Tingley (1983) NBMG OFR 83-12
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CerussitePbCO3
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S StibniteSb2S3
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 2794892
Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Dolomite, limestone, and shale

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Bonanza King Formation; Carrara Formation; Dunderberg Shale; Hamburg Dolomite; Nopah Formation; Pioche Shale; Patterson Pass Shale; Chisholm Shale; Highland Peak Formation; Lyndon Limestone; Pole Canyon Limestone; Lincoln Peak Formation; Windfall Formation

Description: Occurs in southern and eastern Nevada. The Bonanza King and Carrara Formations are the primary formations in southern Nye County; the Dunderberg Shale in northern Nye and Lincoln Counties; the Hamburg Dolomite in Eureka County; the Nopah Formation in southern Nye and Esmeralda Counties; the Patterson Pass and Pioche Shales, the Chisholm and Highland Peak Formations, and the Lyndon Limestone in Lincoln County; the Pole Canyon Limestone and the Lincoln Peak and Windfall Formations in northern Nye County; and undifferentiated limestone and dolomite in Lincoln, Clark, White Pine, Eureka, northern Nye, and Elko Counties. This unit is conformably overlain by the Ordovician shelf rocks (OCc), and is depositional on the underlying Proterozoic-Cambrian quartzite of CZq.

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:{dolostone,limestone,shale}

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]

Late Cambrian - Middle Cambrian
485.4 - 511 Ma



ID: 3111616
Papoose Lake Member, Bonanza King Formation

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 511 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Papoose Lake Member

Description: Dark-gray limestone and light gray dolomite with thin zones of
yellowish-orange silty limestone and dolomite. Spotty dolomitization of lower massive limestone beds produces distinctive birdseye texture. Most of unit is medium to thick beds of fine-grained limestone and dolomite alternating in thin,
discontinuous interlayers and interlaminations, which give rock a mottled appearance. Also contains sparse thick beds of massive, finely crystalline, white limestone or dolomite, particularly near base of unit in western part of quadrangle.
Resistant unit; forms ridges and cliffs. Basal contact is conformable and gradational to Carrara Formation. Thickness 360 to 580 m

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
MRDS file: 10310381.

USGS MRDS Record:10310381

Documents

Title (click to view)YearAuthor
Sterling Property Technical Report2017Norwest Corporation

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