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Yerington District, Singatse Range, Lyon Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 56' 48'' North , 119° 16' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.94681,-119.28098
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


A Cu-Ag-Au mining area. The first production was in 1906 and the last was in 1945.

Mineral occurrence model information: Model code: 59; USGS model code: 18b; Deposit model name: Skarn Cu; Mark3 model number: 8. Controls for ore emplacement included lithologic contact (contact of carbonate rocks with intrusions).

Regional geologic structures include a batholith.

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Unknown Yerington Nevada. by Marcus Voigt




Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

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

Actinolite

Albite

Anapaite

Andalusite

Andradite

'Andradite-Grossular Series'

Anhydrite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Atacamite

Aurichalcite

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

'Biotite'

Bornite

Brochantite

Cacoxenite

Calcite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

var: Leuchtenbergite

'Clinochrysotile'

Clinoclase

Clintonite

Conichalcite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Cornetite

Cornubite

Covellite

Cuprite

Cyanotrichite

Delafossite

Diopside

Dolomite

Enstatite

Epidote

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Gahnite

'Garnet'

Goethite

Gold

Grossular

Gypsum

Hedenbergite

Hematite

'Heulandite'

Ilmenite

Jarosite

Kryzhanovskite

Langite

Lechatelierite

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Ludwigite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marialite

Molybdenite

Molybdite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Neotocite

Nontronite

Olivenite

Opal

Orpiment

'Orthobrochantite'

Paratacamite

'Petrified Wood'

Piemontite

Pseudomalachite

Pyrite

'Pyroxene Group'

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

var: Rose Quartz

Rutile

'Scapolite'

Scorodite

Spangolite

Spinel

'Stilbite'

Strengite

Sulphur

Szaibélyite

Talc

Tangeite

Tenorite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Turquoise

Tyuyamunite

Uvarovite

Variscite

Vesuvianite

Volborthite

Wavellite

Wollastonite

Zircon

Zoisite

var: Thulite


87 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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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Holocene - Pleistocene
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2964088
Alluvium, undifferentiated

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Unit is present in all counties. Some counties divided the alluvium into younger and older units, and some did not. For those that did not, or used other generalized terms for Quaternary rocks, the unit Qal has been used for the general undivided alluvium. Additionally, when polygons have been edited and changed to alluvium, Qal was used as the general value; hence it now is present in all counties. Qya-Younger alluvium: Map unit is used in Churchill, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, and Lincoln Counties where geologic information suggests better-defined younger versus older alluvium. It is mostly interchangeable with Qal, except that it implies some specifically younger Quaternary deposits.

Lithology: Major:{coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

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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Localities in this Region


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References

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Knopf, Adolph (1918) Geology and ore deposits of the Yerington district, Nevada, USGS Professional Paper 114.
Harris, N.B. and Einaudi, M.T. (1982) Economic Geology: 77: 877-898.
USGS (2005) Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #60001104.

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