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Travona Mine (Asteroid Mine; Travonia Mine), Butte, Butte Mining District (Summit Valley Mining District), Silver Bow Co., Montana, USAi
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Travona Mine (Asteroid Mine; Travonia Mine)Mine
Butte- not defined -
Butte Mining District (Summit Valley Mining District)Mining District
Silver Bow Co.County
MontanaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 0' 24'' North , 112° 32' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Butte34,190 (2011)0.9km
Walkerville700 (2017)3.1km
Butte-Silver Bow (Balance)33,525 (2013)14.5km
Warm Springs3,000 (2013)26.8km
Anaconda9,417 (2011)33.4km


Ref: Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana, R. H. Sales, 1914

The site of the first silver strike in Butte originally named the Asteroid by Willam Farlin in 1874. Farlin further developed the mine operations via a $30,000 loan taken out from W.A. Clark's Deerloge bank to build the Dexter Mill. Farlin eventually defaulted on the loan giving Clark his first Butte property upon which his fame as one of the three Butte "Copper Kings" was founded. The mine name is commonly misspelled "Travonia" by Butte residents, this mispelling becoming the official name of the street which runs adjacent the mine yard in which the head frame can still be seen.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana, R. H. Sales, 1914
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Manganese at Butte, Montana; J.T. Pardee 1918; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana, R. H. Sales, 1914
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ore Deposits at Butte, Montana, R. H. Sales, 1914; 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
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
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 RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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