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Rifle Mine (Oriole Claims; Rifle Creek Mine; North Star Claims), East Rifle Creek area, Garfield Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 39' 55'' North , 107° 41' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.66555,-107.68734
GeoHash:G#: 9x53tsbkx
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


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Rocky Mountains, North America

Mountain Range - 2,037 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


26 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Bayleyite
Formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Corvusite
Formula: (Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Eskebornite ?
Formula: CuFeSe2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Liebigite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Metarossite
Formula: Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Rammelsbergite ?
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Roscoelite
Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Siderotil
Formula: FeSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 320
Swartzite
Formula: MgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Selenium'1.CC.10Se
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Clausthalite'2.CD.10PbSe
'Eskebornite' ?2.CB.10aCuFeSe2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Rammelsbergite' ?2.EB.15aNiAs2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Carnotite'4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
'Corvusite'4.HE.20(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
'Metarossite'4.HD.10Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
'Montroseite'4.FD.10(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
'Pascoite'4.HC.05Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Tyuyamunite'4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Bayleyite'5.ED.05Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Liebigite'5.ED.20Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
'Swartzite'5.ED.10MgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Siderotil'7.CB.20FeSO4 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Montmorillonite'9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Roscoelite'9.EC.15K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Selenium1.3.4.1Se
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Eskebornite ?2.9.1.2CuFeSe2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Rammelsbergite ?2.12.2.12NiAs2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Montroseite6.1.1.4(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Bayleyite15.3.3.1Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Liebigite15.3.2.1Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Swartzite15.3.3.2MgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Siderotil29.6.7.2FeSO4 · 5H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Group 47 - VANADIUM OXYSALTS
Normal Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts
Metarossite47.1.1.2Ca(V2O6) · 2H2O
Anhydrous Vanadium Oxysalts Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Pascoite47.2.1.1Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Hydrated Normal Vanadium Oxysalts
Corvusite47.3.2.2(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Roscoelite71.2.2a.4K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
H LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
H MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
H PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
H RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
H SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
CCarbon
C BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
C SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
OOxygen
O BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
O MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
O PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
O SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
NaSodium
Na Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
AlAluminium
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
K RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Ca MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Ca SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
V MetarossiteCa(V2O6) · 2H2O
V Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
V PascoiteCa3(V10O28) · 17H2O
V RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2O
Fe EskeborniteCuFeSe2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
NiNickel
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu EskeborniteCuFeSe2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se EskeborniteCuFeSe2
Se SeleniumSe
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
U SwartziteMgCa(UO2)(CO3)3 · 12H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O

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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Late Jurassic - Late Triassic
145 - 237 Ma



ID: 2896690
Morrison, Curtis, Entrada, and Glen Canyon Fms

Age: Mesozoic (145 - 237 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Morrison Formation; Curtis Formation; Entrada Sandstone; Glen Canyon Formation

Description: Curtis is absent along Grand Hogback

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,mudstone,claystone}, Minor:{siltstone,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]

Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 3185972
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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]

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