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Chalk Mountain Mine, Chalk Mountain, Chalk Mountain Mining District, Clan Alpine Mountains, Churchill Co., Nevada, USAi
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Chalk Mountain MineMine
Chalk MountainMountain
Chalk Mountain Mining DistrictMining District
Clan Alpine MountainsMountain Range
Churchill Co.County
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39° 19' North , 118° 7' West
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A mine located 1.1 km (3,500 feet) SSE of Chalk Mountain (coordinates of record).

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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

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
Colour: clear
Description: As rough octahedrons on quartz crystal matrix associated with cerussite.
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
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
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. Arsenic-bearing 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

Gallery:

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
Anglesite7.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. Arsenic-bearing 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, Mixtures, etc.
Chlorargyrite
var. Bromian Chlorargyrite
-Ag(Cl,Br)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Vanadinite
var. Arsenic-bearing Vanadinite
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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.
U.S. Bureau of Mines Ic (7093), 1940, P. 18-19.
Nev. Bureau of Mines and Geol. Report 2, (1962), P. 4.
Nev. Bureau of Mines and Geol. Bulletin 81, (1974), P. 18.
Nev. Bureau of Mines and Geol. Bulletin 83, (1974), P. 64.
Nev. Div. Mine Inspection, (1982), Directory of Nevada Mine
Operations Active During Calendar Year (1982), P. 2.
U.S. Navy, (1991), Fig. 4-4, P. 50.

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  • Nevada
    • Churchill Co.
      • Clan Alpine Mountains
        • Chalk Mountain Mining District

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