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Copper Queen-Lucky Boy Mine (Copper Queen Mine), Summit 2347 meters, Nelson Range, Lee Mining District, Inyo Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Copper Queen-Lucky Boy Mine (Copper Queen Mine)Mine
Summit 2347 meters- not defined -
Nelson RangeMountain Range
Lee Mining DistrictMining District
Inyo Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 32' 32'' North , 117° 38' 57'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lone Pine2,035 (2015)37.8km
Olancha192 (2015)43.2km


A Cu occurrence/mine located in secs. 17 & 20, T16S, R40E, MDM, 1.7 km (1.0 mile) SSE of Summit 2347 meters (coordinates of record), on National Park Service wilderness land (Death Valley National Park/Death Valley Wilderness). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Local rocks include Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 16 (Northern Mojave Desert).

Workings include a few horizontal shafts (sic) containing secondary Cu minerals.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Death Valley National Park, California/Nevada, USANational Park

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: B.Am.-bay area mineralogists
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: B.A.M.-bay area mineralogists
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 50-51; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 94.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: B.A.M.-bay area mineralogists
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 46-50, 54; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 89.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: B.A.M.-bay area mineralogists
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: B.A.M.-bay area mineralogists
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 47, 49-51; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 225.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: B.A.M.-bay area mineralogists

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

References

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McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 46-51, 54
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 89, 94, 225, 232 (map 6-5).
California Division of Mines and Geology Open File Report 88-2 (1988): No. 190, Pl. 2B.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10212448.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060271799.

USGS MRDS Record:10212448
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