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Sandstorm mine, Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 44' 20'' North , 117° 13' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.73912,-117.22563
GeoHash:G#: 9qswsqnyk
USGS MRDS Record:10046691
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


Structure: Faults

Alteration: Silicification, Kaolinization, Alunitization, Pyritization

Deposit: Sandstorm-kendall ledge is a zone of strongly silicified rhyolite with pay shoots in irregular masses of softer kaolinitic and limonitic material. Some irregular pipes and chimneys in silicified zones

Ore(s): Zones Of Transverse Fissuring, Breccia-Pipe-Like Bodies; Caldera Ring Fracture Zone

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'commodity:Bismuth'
Formula: Bi
Reference:  
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
'Dacite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Rhyolite'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  
'Tuff'
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 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Famatinite'2.KA.10Cu3SbS4
'Luzonite'2.KA.10Cu3AsS4
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Bismoclite'3.DC.25BiOCl
'Iodargyrite'3.AA.10AgI
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bismite'4.CB.60Bi2O3
'Diaspore'4.FD.10AlO(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Alunite'7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Montmorillonite'9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Dacite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Rhyolite'-
'Tuff'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Famatinite3.2.2.2Cu3SbS4
Luzonite3.2.2.1Cu3AsS4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Dacite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Rhyolite'-
'Tuff'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O BaryteBaSO4
O BismiteBi2O3
O BismocliteBiOCl
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S FamatiniteCu3SbS4
S LuzoniteCu3AsS4
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Cu LuzoniteCu3AsS4
AsArsenic
As LuzoniteCu3AsS4
AgSilver
Ag IodargyriteAgI
SbAntimony
Sb FamatiniteCu3SbS4
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
BiBismuth
Bi BismiteBi2O3
Bi BismocliteBiOCl
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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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]

Early Miocene - Oligocene
15.97 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2749548
Intermediate rhyolitic flows and shallow intrusive rocks

Age: Cenozoic (15.97 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sandstorm Formation

Description: Includes rocks mapped as the rhyolite of Big Sand Springs Valley on the Nye North map, the Sandstorm Formation in Esmeralda County, rhyolite flow domes in the Sheep Creek Range in Lander County, and other units. It corresponds to unit Tr2 on the 1978 State map. It is present in Nye, Lincoln, Churchill, Esmeralda, Eureka, Mineral, Elko, Humboldt, and Lander 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:{rhyolite,hypabyssal rhyolite}

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

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