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Carissa Mine (Carissa Lode), South Pass City, South Pass-Atlantic City Mining District, Fremont Co., Wyoming, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 28' 27'' North , 108° 47' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lander7,686 (2017)40.2km
Boulder Flats408 (2011)48.8km


Located at sec. 21, T. 29 N., R. 100 W. A gold mine started 1867. One of the two best mines in the district. 500 foot deep shaft with 5 levels and 2400 feet of drifts.

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


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Hausel, W., & Love, J. D. (1991). Field Guide to the Geology and Mineralization of the South Pass Region, Wind River Range, Wyoming. In Mineral Resources of Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association Forty-Second Field Conference Guidebook, Laramie, Wyo., Sept. 14-18, 1991 (Vol. 42, p. 181). Wyoming Geological Association.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 76:387
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Hausel, W., & Love, J. D. (1991). Field Guide to the Geology and Mineralization of the South Pass Region, Wind River Range, Wyoming. In Mineral Resources of Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association Forty-Second Field Conference Guidebook, Laramie, Wyo., Sept. 14-18, 1991 (Vol. 42, p. 181). Wyoming Geological Association.
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Native
Reference: Rocks & Mins.:11:219 & 76:387.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office; Hausel, W., & Love, J. D. (1991). Field Guide to the Geology and Mineralization of the South Pass Region, Wind River Range, Wyoming. In Mineral Resources of Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association Forty-Second Field Conference Guidebook, Laramie, Wyo., Sept. 14-18, 1991 (Vol. 42, p. 181). Wyoming Geological Association.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Hausel, W., & Love, J. D. (1991). Field Guide to the Geology and Mineralization of the South Pass Region, Wind River Range, Wyoming. In Mineral Resources of Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association Forty-Second Field Conference Guidebook, Laramie, Wyo., Sept. 14-18, 1991 (Vol. 42, p. 181). Wyoming Geological Association.
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 76:387
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Emmons and Becker (1885) Statistics and Technology of the precious Metals. Census reports Tenth census. June 1, 1880, Volume 13 By United States. Census office. 10th census, 1880, United States. Census Office; Hausel, W., & Love, J. D. (1991). Field Guide to the Geology and Mineralization of the South Pass Region, Wind River Range, Wyoming. In Mineral Resources of Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association Forty-Second Field Conference Guidebook, Laramie, Wyo., Sept. 14-18, 1991 (Vol. 42, p. 181). Wyoming Geological Association.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 76:387
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Hausel, W., & Love, J. D. (1991). Field Guide to the Geology and Mineralization of the South Pass Region, Wind River Range, Wyoming. In Mineral Resources of Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association Forty-Second Field Conference Guidebook, Laramie, Wyo., Sept. 14-18, 1991 (Vol. 42, p. 181). Wyoming Geological Association.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Hausel, W., & Love, J. D. (1991). Field Guide to the Geology and Mineralization of the South Pass Region, Wind River Range, Wyoming. In Mineral Resources of Wyoming: Wyoming Geological Association Forty-Second Field Conference Guidebook, Laramie, Wyo., Sept. 14-18, 1991 (Vol. 42, p. 181). Wyoming Geological Association.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S RealgarAs4S4
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S OrpimentAs2S3
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As RealgarAs4S4
As OrpimentAs2S3
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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