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Comet Mine (Gar Mine; Telstar Group), Elkhorn Mining District (Coolidge Mining District; Wise River Mining District), Beaverhead Co., Montana, USAi
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Comet Mine (Gar Mine; Telstar Group)Mine
Elkhorn Mining District (Coolidge Mining District; Wise River Mining District)Mining District
Beaverhead Co.County
MontanaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude:
45° North , 112° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~131km
Locality type:


An underground mine working a vein/shear zone in granite of the Cretaceous Pioneer Batholith.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Description: Originally added to Mindat as "celadonite."
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:340-355
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:340-355
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:340-355
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:340-355
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gobla, M.J. (2012) Montana mineral locality index. Rocks & Minerals, 87, #3, 208-240.
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Reference: Ref: Montana Bureau of Mines and Gology Special Publication 75, 1977
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:340-355

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
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

HHydrogen
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
OOxygen
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CerussitePbCO3
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S BaryteBaSO4
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6

References

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Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 75 (1977).

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