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Helen B. Smith mine, Contact District, Elko Co., Nevada, USAi
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Helen B. Smith mineMine
Contact DistrictMining District
Elko Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 46' 49'' North , 114° 49' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.78053,-114.82927
GeoHash:G#: 9rqmdvzvh
USGS MRDS Record:10270750
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Jackpot1,195 (2011)25.9km


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Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: NBMG Open File Report 79-3
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CovelliteCuS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2795097
Older felsic phaneritic intrusive rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Description: Concentrated in two areas of the State; common in the west-central part of the State along the California border in Mineral, Esmeralda, Lyon, Douglas, and Carson Counties. There is another more widely scattered group in eastern and central Nevada in Elko, Eureka, and White Pine Counties. Scattered occurrences also are present in Humboldt, Churchill, Lander, and Pershing Counties. Compositions are mainly granitic, granodiorite, and quartz monzonite.

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:{granitic,granodiorite,quartz monzonite}

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]

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

References

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USGS BULL 847-A, (1935), PP.34-35,PL.1,2.
NEV BUR OF MINES RPT. #2, (1962), P.10.


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