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Champion mine, Diamond District, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 44' 7'' North , 115° 51' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.73548,-115.85007
GeoHash:G#: 9rjd5c8ec
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Deposit: Quartz veins containing argentiferous galena As pockets and bunches. Workings total - 500 feet champion mine, an early c(1870) location in the diamond district (wheeler, 1872). The ore is argentiferous galena in veins that trend n-s (igid). A smelter was erected at this mine, which was the principal property, in 1873; a small amount of bullion was produced, with the district being abandoned shortly thereafter, (lincoln, 1923). The ore occurs As pockets and bunches in veins in ls. Some fc & sb present with pb carbonate (igid). ; info.src : 1 pub lit

Deposit type: Polymetallic veins

Development: A smelter was erected at this mine in 1873. A small amount of bullion was produced and the property was abandoned shortly thereafter.

Geology: Quartz veins

Ore(s): Fault Zones

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Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'commodity:Antimony'
Formula: Sb
Reference:  
'Carbonate'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Iron'
Formula: Fe
Reference:  
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Reference:  
'Limestone'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Carbonate'-
'Limestone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Carbonate'-
'Limestone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
FeIron
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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]

Early Devonian - Silurian
393.3 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 2772670
Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Dolomite

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Laketown Dolomite; Lone Mountain Dolomite

Description: Unit corresponds with sequence 5 of Cook and Corboy (2004) and includes the Laketown and Lone Mountain Dolomites and equivalent unnamed rocks. In White Pine County these rocks are grouped with the underlying unit SOc, but otherwise are mapped in Elko, Eureka, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties. Disconformities and discontinuities are commonplace along both upper and lower contacts (Langenheim and Larson, 1973). Unit DSc is depositionally overlain by unit Dcd, except where those rocks are grouped with unit Dc. In general, unit DSc overlies unit SOc. In Clark County and parts of Elko County, unit SOc is not differentiated from unit OCc, and therefore DSc lies directly on OCc. In the Sulphur Spring Range, DSc depositionally overlies unit DSt, and in the Roberts Mountains it grades laterally and vertically down into unit DSt. The Lone Mountain Dolomite has been shown to be both primary and secondary dolomite (Nichols and Silberling, 1977a). Therefore the boundaries mapped between unit DSc and both underlying DSt and overlying Dcd are not primary depositional features in all cases, especially in the Roberts Mountains.

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:{dolostone}

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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Roberts, R.J., Et Al, (1967), Geology and Mineral Resources of Eureka County, Nevada NBMG Bull. 67
Wheerler, G.M., (1872), Preliminary Report of Explorations in Nevada and Arizona, V.2,
Lincoln, F.C., (1923), Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada.


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