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Rat's Nest claim (Rat's Nest mine), Challis, Bay Horse District, Custer Co., Idaho, USAi
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Rat's Nest claim (Rat's Nest mine)Claim
Challis- not defined -
Bay Horse DistrictMining District
Custer Co.County
IdahoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 20' 50'' North , 114° 4' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Challis1,043 (2017)21.7km


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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Fluorescent Zeolites and Associated Minerals from the Rat's Nest Mine, Challis, Idaho: John Cornish, Jan 7, 2005
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Lanny Ream (2001) Mineral News, 17, #8, 5.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Fluorescent Zeolites and Associated Minerals from the Rat's Nest Mine, Challis, Idaho: John Cornish, Jan 7, 2005
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Reference: Idaho Minerals (2004) L. Ream 2nd ed
Heulandite-Na
Formula: (Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
Description: All Heulandite analyses from this site indicate Heulandite-Ca
Reference: Fluorescent Zeolites and Associated Minerals from the Rat's Nest Mine, Challis, Idaho: John Cornish, Jan 7, 2005
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Fluorescent Zeolites and Associated Minerals from the Rat's Nest Mine, Challis, Idaho: John Cornish, Jan 7, 2005
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: Idaho Minerals (2004) L. Ream 2nd ed
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: John Cornish collection
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: John Cornish collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Fluorescent Zeolites and Associated Minerals from the Rat's Nest Mine, Challis, Idaho: John Cornish, Jan 7, 2005
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Ream, Lanny R. 2004. Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, Revised and Updated
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ream, Lanny R. 2004. Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, Revised and Updated
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ream, Lanny R. 2004. Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, Revised and Updated
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Reference: David Eicher
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Fluorescent Zeolites and Associated Minerals from the Rat's Nest Mine, Challis, Idaho: John Cornish, Jan 7, 2005

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Heulandite-Ca9.GE.05(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Heulandite-Na ?9.GE.05(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Heulandite-Ca77.1.4.1(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Heulandite-Na ?-(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
NaSodium
Na Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Na Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Al Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
SiSilicon
Si Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
KPotassium
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
K Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Ca Heulandite-Na(Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)36O72 · 22H2O
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6

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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Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 2096965
Challis Volcanics, volcaniclastic rocks

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Challis Volcanics

Lithology: Major:: {rhyodacite?, rhyolite}

Reference: Zientek, M.L., P.D. Derkey, R.J. Miller, J.D. Causet et al. Spatial Databases for the Geology of the Northern Rocky Mountains - Idaho, Montana, and Washington. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1235 Version 1.0. [25]

Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 2779903
Sedimentary rocks (Eocene)

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Wasatch Formation; Challis Magmatic Complex

Description: Fluvial, lacustrine, and air-fall deposits of conglomerate, volcanic sandstone, mudstone, and tuff near Challis, conglomerate north of Sandpoint, and conglomerate and sandstone of the Wasatch Formation in extreme southeastern Idaho. (Eocene Challis Magmatic Complex and Related Sedimentary Rocks).

Comments: Original map source: Lewis, Reed S., Link, Paul K., Stanford, Loudon R., and Long, Sean P., Geologic Map of Idaho, 2012, Idaho Geological Survey, Geologic Map 9 (M-9); Scale 1:750,000.

Lithology: Major:{conglomerate,sandstone,mudstone}

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]

Permian - Late Cambrian
251.902 - 501 Ma



ID: 3190831
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 501 Ma)

Comments: Central Idaho Black Shale Mineral Belt

Lithology: Limestone,argillite,siltstone,shale,sandstone

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Ream, Lanny (2001) Mineral News: 17(8): 5.
Ream, Lanny R. (2004) Idaho Minerals, 2nd edition, revised and updated.
Cornish, John, (2005) Fluorescent Zeolites and Associated Minerals from the Rat's Nest Mine, Challis, Idaho (January 7, 2005): 2.

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