Silver Coin Mine, Valmy, Iron Point District, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 55' 44'' North , 117° 19' 26'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.92889,-117.32389|
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103 valid minerals. 8 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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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|Devonian - Furongian|
358.9 - 497 Ma
|Basin Assemblage - Shale, chert, quartzite, greenstone, and limestone|
Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 497 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Valmy Formation; Palmetto Formation; Sonoma Range Formation
Description: Includes the Valmy Formation in Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, and Pershing Counties; Devonian to Upper Cambrian mudstone, shale, chert, siltstone, and gray quartzite in Elko County (Leslie, Isaacson, and others, 1991); Devonian to Ordovician slate, chert, limestone, and sandstone in Mineral County; Devonian to Upper Cambrian rocks in Eureka County (Finney, Perry, and others, 1993); some rocks originally mapped as the Palmetto Formation in Esmeralda County (Albers and Stewart, 1972; Ferguson and Cathcart, 1954); and the Sonoma Range Formation (Ferguson, Muller, and Roberts, 1951) in the Sonoma Range in Humboldt County (later included with the Valmy Formation). The distinctions between these rocks and rocks of the Slope assemblage (DOts) are (1) a more complex and varied history of deformation; (2) less well-defined internal stratigraphic characteristics, which may be a function of structural complexity; (3) fewer shale, siltstone, and sandstone interbeds; (4) less carbonate; and (5) in the Roberts Mountains at least, the Ordovician rocks of this unit are older than the Slope assemblage Ordovician rocks. Like unit DOts, no basement is preserved with these rocks, making it difficult to determine where they were originally laid down, and how far they have been transported. This unit includes Devonian, Silurian, Ordovician, and uppermost Cambrian rocks imbricately faulted and folded together. In a few places, Silurian rocks are defined regionally and broken out separately (Ss), but for the most part they are included in this unit. Likewise, significant exposures of Devonian rocks have been included in unit MDst, but many more are not differentiated from this unit. A great variety of depositional settings are present in ocean basins, and this diversity is represented in these rocks (Watkins and Browne, 1989). While these rocks share a common deformation history indicative of east-directed transport from folding and thrusting along regional structures in different areas of Nevada, these rocks have been subject to additional distinct tectonic events during the Mesozoic and the Paleozoic resulting in significant spatial variability in the structure of these rocks (Evans and Theodore, 1978; Oldow, 1984b).
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. 
Castor, S.B. and Ferdock, G.C. (2004) Minerals of Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 31.
Thomssen, D. and Wise, W. (2004) Special list: Silver Coin Mine, Iron Point district, Edna Mountains, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA. International Micromounter's Journal: 13(2): 7-8.
Wise, Dr. William S. (2004) Presentation to Northwest Micro Mineral Study Group on 1 May 2004, Update on Mineralogy of the Silver Coin Mine, Iron Point District, Edna Mountains, Humboldt Co., Nevada.
Chukanov, N.V., I.V. Pekov, S. Möckel, A.E. Zadov & V.T. Dubinchuk (2006) Zinclipscombite ZnFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 – a new mineral. Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society,: 135(6): 13–18.
Kampf, Anthony R., P. M. Adams, U. Kolitsch and I. M. Steele (2009) Meurigite-Na, a new species, and the relationship between phosphofibrite and meurigite, American Mineralogist: 94: 720-727.
Mills, S. J., Kampf, A.R., Sejkora, J., Adams, P.M., Birch, W.D., Plášil, J. (2011) Iangreyite: a new secondary phosphate mineral closely related to perhamite. Mineralogical Magazine: 75: 327-336.
Mills, S.J., Sejkora, J., Kampf, A.R., Grey, I.E., Bastow, T.J., Ball, N.A., Adams, P.M., Raudsepp, M. and Cooper, M.A. (2011) Krásnoite, IMA 2011-040. CNMNC Newsletter No. 10, October 2011, page 2557.
Mineralogical Magazine (2011) 75: 2549-2561.
Kampf, A.R., Adams, P.M., Housley, R.M., Rossman, G.R. (2014) Fluorowardite, NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)2F2·2H2O, the fluorine analogue of wardite from the Silver Coin mine, Valmy, Nevada. American Mineralogist, 99, 804-810.
Kampf, A.R., Adams, P.M., Nash, B.P., Marty, J. (2015) Ferribushmakinite, Pb2Fe^3+(PO4)(VO4)(OH), the Fe^3+ analogue of bushmakinite from the Silver Coin mine, Valmy, Nevada. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 661-669.
Kampf, A.R., Adams, P.M., Mills, S.J., Nash, B.P. (2016) Crimsonite, PbFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2, the phosphate analogue of carminite from the Silver Coin mine, Valmy, Nevada, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 925-935.
Kampf, A.R., Adams, P.M., Barwood, H., Nash, B.P. (2017) Fluorwavellite, Al3(PO4)2(OH)2F·5H2O, the fluorine analogue of wavellite. American Mineralogist: 102: 909-915.