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Quo Vadis Mine (Farmers group of claims), Alunite Mining District, Clark Co., Nevada, USAi
Regional Level Types
Quo Vadis Mine (Farmers group of claims)Mine
Alunite Mining DistrictMining District
Clark Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 57' 2'' North , 114° 59' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Henderson285,667 (2017)10.0km
Boulder City15,551 (2017)15.2km
Whitney38,585 (2015)16.8km
Paradise223,167 (2011)21.1km
Winchester27,978 (2011)22.7km


Gold and silver. Active from 1915-1923 and minor production in 1935-36.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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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: NBMG Bull 62 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Clark County, Nevada; Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
Creaseyite
Formula: Pb2Cu2Fe3+2(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
Reference: Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
Fornacite
Formula: Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Habit: cubic
Colour: black
Description: Collected by Dick Thomssen 29 Jan 04 and identified by him.
Reference: Richard W. Thomssen; Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Habit: hexagonal prismatic
Colour: yellow to orange
Description: Collected by Dick Thomessen 29 Jan 04 and identified by him.
Reference: Richard W. Thomssen; Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
Murdochite
Formula: PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Colour: dark green
Description: Collected by Dick Thomssen 29 Jan 04 and identified by him.
Reference: Richard W. Thomssen; Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Wad'
Reference: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Habit: hexagonal prisms
Colour: colorless
Description: Collected by Dick Thomssen and identified by him.
Reference: Richard W. Thomssen; Robert M. Housley (2005) Recent rare mineral finds in southern California and Nevada desert mines. Abstracts from the 2005 Desert Symposium. California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Murdochite3.DB.45PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Fornacite7.FC.10Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Creaseyite9.HH.15Pb2Cu2Fe3+2(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-

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 = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
Miscellaneous
Murdochite4.6.5.1PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Fornacite43.4.3.2Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Creaseyite78.7.2.1Pb2Cu2Fe3+2(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H CreaseyitePb2Cu2Fe23+(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O QuartzSiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CreaseyitePb2Cu2Fe23+(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al CreaseyitePb2Cu2Fe23+(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
SiSilicon
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si CreaseyitePb2Cu2Fe23+(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
CrChromium
Cr FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CreaseyitePb2Cu2Fe23+(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
CuCopper
Cu MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Cu FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CreaseyitePb2Cu2Fe23+(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
BrBromine
Br MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Pb CreaseyitePb2Cu2Fe23+(Si4.67Al0.33)O15.33(OH)3 · H2O

References

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Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (1983), "A Mineral Inventory of the Esmeralda-Stateline Resource Area, Las Vegas District, Nevada," NBMG Open File Report 83-11: 138.
Nbm Bull., Stager, H.K. (in Prep Jan (1984))

USGS MRDS Record:10014356
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