|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 7' 11'' North , 116° 31' 47'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||41.11990,-116.52983|
|USGS MRDS Record:||10045525|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Alteration: Silica Replacement-Formation Of Opalite
Deposit: Located two miles east of the butte mine. Developement consists of several shallow shafts pits and short adits ; info.src : 1 pub lit; 4 4 p.60; 4 p.60 some cinnabar occurs in and extends out from joints in white, opalized rhyolite
Deposit type: Hot-spring Hg
Geology: Some cinnabar occurs in and extends out from joints in white opalized rhyolite
Ore(s): Joints And Open Spaces In Massive Rhyolite
Regions containing this locality
|North America Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
2 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Cinnabar|
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
| ⓘ Opal|
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 106 Geology and Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts|
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
|ⓘ||Opal||4.DA.10||SiO2 · nH2O|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 2 - SULFIDES|
|AmXp, with m:p = 1:1|
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics|
|ⓘ||Opal||126.96.36.199||SiO2 · nH2O|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|H||ⓘ Opal||SiO2 · nH2O|
|O||ⓘ Opal||SiO2 · nH2O|
|Si||ⓘ Opal||SiO2 · nH2O|
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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2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt
Comments: Columbia Plateau
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. 
5.333 - 23.03 Ma
|Younger rhyolitic flows and shallow intrusive rocks|
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)
Description: Rhyolitic flows, domes, plugs, breccias, quartz latite, rhyodacite, quartz porphyry dikes, and other shallow intrusive rocks. This unit includes rocks mapped as the Cañon Rhyolite on the Washoe North map, the Jarbidge Rhyolite and phenorhyolitic and phenodacitic flows and domes on the Elko County map, and other unnamed units. It has a distribution similar to Tt3, with exposures in the northern and southern parts of the State, but only crops out in a few places in the central region. It corresponds to unit Tr3 on the 1978 State map, and also includes a few rocks mapped as Trt on the 1978 State map. This unit is exposed in every county except White Pine.
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.
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.