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Chalk Mountain Mine, Chalk Mountain, Chalk Mountain District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 19' North , 118° 7' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.31667,-118.11667
GeoHash:G#: 9qup8jqh4
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A mine located 1.1 km (3,500 feet) SSE of Chalk Mountain (coordinates of record).

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

West Side Mine, Chalk Mountain, Chalk Mountain District, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: USBM Inf Circ 7093 (1939) ; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [MinRec 13: 219-221]; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: [MinRec 13: 219-221]; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: USBM Inf Circ 7093 (1939) ; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: XRD Canadian Museum of Nature
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: [Min Rec (1982) 13 (4), 219-222]
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Ron Layton Collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: [MinRec 13: 219-221]; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: USBM Inf Circ 7093 (1939)
Mcguinnessite
Formula: (Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: [MinRec 13: 219-221]
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2
Vanadinite var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Reference: [MinRec 13:219-221]
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: [MinRec 13: 219-221]; J.V. Tingley and J. Quade (1987) Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada:. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology OFR 87-2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite3.AA.15Ag(Cl,Br)
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydromagnesite5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Mcguinnessite5.BA.10(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Mcguinnessite16a.3.1.4(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
-Ag(Cl,Br)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Cl Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
VVanadium
V Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
AsArsenic
As Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
BrBromine
Br Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3186305
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt

Comments: Columbia Plateau

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Middle Jurassic - Middle Triassic
163.5 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 2836897
Walker Lake Terrane - Pamlico-Lodi assemblage - Carbonate and volcanogenic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (163.5 - 247.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dunlap Formation; Excelsior Formation; Gabbs Formation; Sunrise Formation; Luning Formation

Description: The Pamlico-Lodi assemblage differs stratigraphically from the Luning-Berlin assemblage in that the Triassic carbonate sequences are interstratified with volcanic and volcanogenic rocks, not continentally derived epiclastic chert, conglomerate, sandstone, and argillite (Oldow, Satterfield, and Silberling, 1993; Silberling and John, 1989). The uppermost part of the sequence is a regionally extensive carbonate shelf like the Luning-Berlin assemblage. This is conformably overlain by quartz arenite and poorly sorted coarse clastic rocks faunally dated as Early Jurassic that grade upward into volcanogenic sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Oldow, 1984a; Oldow and Bartel, 1987). The Pamlico-Lodi assemblage has a polyphase folding history similar to the Luning-Berlin assemblage that was caused by northwest-southeast directed thrusting that displaced the rocks tens of kilometers toward the southeast (Oldow, 1984a). Compared with the Luning-Berlin assemblage to the east, however, rocks of the Pamlico-Lodi assemblage manifest much more shortening from this first deformation of southeast-directed tectonic transport (Speed, Silberling, and others, 1989). This assemblage is exposed in Churchill, Mineral, and northern Nye Counties. It includes rocks mapped as Dunlap, Excelsior, Gabbs, Sunrise, and Luning Formations.

Comments: Original map source: Crafford, A.E.J., 2007, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 249, 1 CD-ROM, 46 p., 1 plate; Scale 1:250,000.

Lithology: Major:{carbonate,arenite,clastic}, Minor:{volcanic}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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U. S. Bureau of Mines (1939), Information Circular 7093.
Jensen, M. (1982), Endlichite & Descloizite from the Chalk Mountain mine, Churchill County, Nevada. Mineralological Record: 13(4): 219-222.
Tingley, J.V. and J. Quade (1987), Mineral resource inventory - U.S. Navy master land withdrawal area, Churchill County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report OFR 87-2.
Rocks and Minerals (1999) (November).
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 31, Minerals of Nevada.

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    • Churchill Co.
      • Chalk Mountain District

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