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Disaster Peak property (Nevada Cinnabar Group; Bretchell Mercury Deposit), Disaster Mining District, Montana Mountains, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USAi
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Disaster Peak property (Nevada Cinnabar Group; Bretchell Mercury Deposit)Property
Disaster Mining DistrictMining District
Montana MountainsMountain Range
Humboldt Co.County
NevadaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 58' 4'' North , 118° 8' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
McDermitt172 (2011)35.8km


Alteration: Silicification; Argillic

Deposit: Discovered in 1939; owned in 1944 by Harry Bretchelland G.F. Schaefer. It was originally developed in 1940 and 1941 by Stive Crutcharray and P. Apesteguy. Development consisted of a NE-trending, 95-ft adit and a 32-ft adit 25 ft. Above, nine unpatented lode claims ; info.src : 1 pub lit nine unpatented lode claims

Geology: Cinnabar in silicified volcanic rocks

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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


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hectorite
Formula: Na0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
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
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hectorite9.EC.45Na0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Hectorite71.3.1b.4Na0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
LiLithium
Li HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HectoriteNa0.3(Mg,Li)3(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CinnabarHgS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Bailey, E.H., and Phoenix, D.A., (1944), Quicksilver Deposits in Nevada; Univ. Nev. Bull. Vol 38, No. 5; Min. Ser 41.
Yates, R.G., (1942); Quicksilver Deposits of the Opalite District, Malheur Co. Ore, Humboldt Co., Nev: USGS. Bull 931-n.
Benson, W.T., (1956), Investigation of Mercury Deposits in Nevada and Malheur Co., Ore; USBM. Rept. Inv. 5285.

Other Databases

USGS MRDS Record:10040533

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