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Occidental Mine, Occidental lode, Comstock District, Storey Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Occidental MineMine
Occidental lodeLode
Comstock DistrictMining District
Storey Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 17' 11'' North , 119° 37' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.28653,-119.63176
GeoHash:G#: 9qfzmxyu9
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Virginia City855 (2011)3.0km
Dayton8,964 (2011)6.4km
Carson City54,521 (2017)18.0km
Stagecoach1,874 (2011)24.2km
Indian Hills5,627 (2011)25.9km


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Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NBMG Bull 70 Geology and Mineral Resources of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada
'K Feldspar'
Reference: NBMG Bull 70 Geology and Mineral Resources of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: NBMG Bull 70 Geology and Mineral Resources of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Bull 70 Geology and Mineral Resources of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O QuartzSiO2
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3186305
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Columbia River Basalt

Comments: Columbia Plateau

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3026520
Younger andesite and intermediate flows and breccias

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kate Peak Formation; Alta Formation; Wahmonie Formation; Salyer Formation; Gilbert Andesite

Description: Includes some rocks mapped as the Kate Peak and Alta Formations on the Washoe South map; Wahmonie and Salyer Formations on the Nye South map; Gilbert Andesite on the Esmeralda map; pyroxene, hornblende phenoandesite, and phenodacite on the Elko map; and other unnamed units. It corresponds to the unit Ta3 on the 1978 State map. It is present everywhere except Eureka and White Pine Counties.

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:{andesite,dacite}

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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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Geology and Mineral Resources of Washoe and Storey Counties, Nevada, Bulletin 70.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Minerals of Nevada, Special Publication 31.


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