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Cuprite Mining District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Cuprite Mining DistrictMining District
Esmeralda Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude:
37° North , 117° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~100km
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Standard Detailed 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

18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Buddingtonite
Formula: (NH4)(AlSi3)O8
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Felzer, Benjamin, Hauff, Phoebe, and Goetz, A.F.H., (1994) Quantitative reflectance spectroscopy of buddingtonite from the Cuprite mining district, Nevada: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 99, no. B2, p. 2887-2895.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Copper Stain'
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Buddingtonite9.FA.30(NH4)(AlSi3)O8
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Copper Stain'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
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
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Buddingtonite76.1.2.1(NH4)(AlSi3)O8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Copper Stain'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NNitrogen
N Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O TenoriteCuO
O CupriteCu2O
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Buddingtonite(NH4)(AlSi3)O8
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SulphurS8
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S CinnabarHgS
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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