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Boss Mine, Goodsprings District, Spring Mts, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 49' 9'' North , 115° 34' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.81917,-115.57028
GeoHash:G#: 9qmgf0smc
USGS MRDS Record:10047002
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Sandy Valley2,051 (2011)5.6km
Goodsprings229 (2011)12.4km
Blue Diamond290 (2011)29.4km
Enterprise108,481 (2011)37.4km
Summerlin South24,085 (2012)39.5km


Sec 27 T24S R57E. Shenandoah Peak.
Structure: Keystone Thrust, Broad Anticlinal Arch Ironside Fault; Minor Faults

Alteration: Hydrothermal, Dolomitization And Recrystallization Of Country Rock; Quartz Monzonite Is Kaolinized. Strong Supergene Leaching

Tectonics: Basin And Range

Commodity: Anomalous radioactivity noted in limonite lenses surrounded by chrysocolla halos. Platinum-group metals are found in plumbojarosite. It has been speculated the sperrylite is present, but it has never been observed. Pipelike masses of cellular quartz impregnated with chalcopyrite and pyrite contained Au, Pt, Pd. Additional unnamed ti minerals also reported present

Deposit: All the ore was restricted to a single continuous oreshoot along northwest or hanging wall side of northeast-trending fault zone, exposed on the 100 ft level As elliptical pipes, 25 ft diameter. This record has bveen revised to include information from record numbers w001563 and m045353, which have been deleted.

Deposit type: Polymetallic replacement

Development: Pge discovered in 1914 by h.k. Riddall. Previous owner boss gold mining co.

Geology: Sill lies 1500 ft northeast of mine. Black to greenish talcy material contained the richest values. Zoning of deposit shows PGE at core. Ti ore body is located along minor fault separating base of monte cristo formation from valentine member of sultan limestone. Small amount of rutile and octahedrite found in orebody but not in wall rocks.

Rock formation(s): Valentine Member Of Sultan Formation;Monte Cristo Formation


Ore(s): Fractures, Faults, Faults In A Pipe Of Cellular Quartz. Limestone Is Brecciated

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59 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Argentojarosite
Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Occurs as about a 20% mixture with Plumbojarosite.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 568.
Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Fizélyite
Formula: Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Florencite'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Gilalite
Formula: Cu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Iridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Iridium var: Osmiridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada
Litharge
Formula: PbO
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Nissonite
Formula: Cu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Palladium
Formula: (Pd,Pt)
Reference: [Hewett, D (1931) Geology and Ore Depositsof the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada; USGS PP 162]
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Phosphohedyphane
Formula: Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Collected and analyzed by Joy Desor.
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Occurs mixed with Beaverite.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 568, 569.
Potarite
Formula: PdHg
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Iridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
var: Osmiridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
Palladium1.AF.10(Pd,Pt)
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Potarite1.AD.25PdHg
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Fizélyite2.JB.40aAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Heterogenite4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
Litharge4.AC.20PbO
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Beyerite5.BE.35Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Argentojarosite7.BC.10AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Beaverite-(Cu)7.BC.10Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hydroniumjarosite7.BC.10(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arseniosiderite8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Nissonite8.DC.05Cu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
Phosphohedyphane8.BN.05Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Gilalite9.HE.05Cu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Florencite'-
'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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Iridium1.2.1.2(Ir,Os,Ru)
Palladium1.2.1.4(Pd,Pt)
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Potarite1.2.4.4PdHg
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Fizélyite3.4.15.8Ag5Pb14Sb21S48
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Litharge4.2.4.1PbO
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Beyerite16a.2.3.1Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Argentojarosite30.2.5.5AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Beaverite-(Cu)30.2.5.7Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Nissonite42.7.5.1Cu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Gilalite78.4.4.1Cu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Florencite'-
Hydroniumjarosite-(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Iridium
var: Osmiridium
-(Ir,Os,Ru)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Phosphohedyphane-Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H NissoniteCu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
H GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
C BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O NissoniteCu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
O GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O TenoriteCuO
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O LithargePbO
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O AnataseTiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O RutileTiO2
O PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg NissoniteCu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
PPhosphorus
P NissoniteCu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
P PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CovelliteCuS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S CinnabarHgS
S Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DigeniteCu9S5
S FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S StibniteSb2S3
ClChlorine
Cl PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CoCobalt
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu NissoniteCu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 5H2O
Cu GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu CupriteCu2O
ZnZinc
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
RuRuthenium
Ru Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
PdPalladium
Pd PotaritePdHg
Pd Palladium(Pd,Pt)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ArgentojarositeAgFe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Ag FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Sb StibniteSb2S3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
OsOsmium
Os Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
IrIridium
Ir Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
PtPlatinum
Pt PlatinumPt
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg PotaritePdHg
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb Beaverite-(Cu)Pb(Fe23+Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb FizélyiteAg5Pb14Sb21S48
Pb LithargePbO
Pb PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bi BismuthBi

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Mississippian
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2785179
Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Limestone

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Monte Cristo Limestone; Joana Limestone; Mercury Limestone; Bristol Pass Limestone; Rogers Spring Limestone

Description: This unit is present in southern Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties. Unit includes the Monte Cristo Limestone, and Lower Mississippian rocks referred to as the Joana, Mercury, Bristol Pass, and Rogers Spring Limestones. It generally lies depositionally above Devonian carbonate rocks and beneath Pennsylvanian carbonate and clastic rocks. In the Meadow Valley Mountains in southern Lincoln County it is also shown sitting on a thin horizon of Pilot Shale and overlain by a thin Mississippian clastic unit assigned to unit IPMcl.

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:{limestone}

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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Knopf, Adolph, (1915), a Gold-platinum-palladium Lode in Southern Nevada, in Contributions to Economic Geology: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 620, P. 1-12.
Mudd, S.W., (1915), the Boss Mine, Goodsprings, Nev.: Mining and Scientific Press, V. 110, P. 297-298.
Crampton, F.A., (1916), Platinum at the Boss Mine, Goodsprings, Nev.: Mining and Scientific Press, V. 112, P. 479-482.
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Hewett, D.F., (1931), Geology and Ore Deposits of Goodsprings Quadrangle, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 162, P. 114-118.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II- 568, 569-___.
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