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Deer Creek mine, Deer Creek District, Converse Co., Wyoming, USAi
Regional Level Types
Deer Creek mineMine
Deer Creek DistrictMining District
Converse Co.County
WyomingState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 40' 21'' North , 106° 2' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.67276,-106.04123
GeoHash:G#: 9xsdfbr4u
USGS MRDS Record:10132903
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Meadow Acres198 (2011)21.0km
Casper Mountain401 (2011)24.3km
Glenrock2,598 (2017)25.1km
Brookhurst185 (2011)26.0km
Evansville2,931 (2017)27.9km


Deposit: Analyses of chrome ore from deer creek in spencer, 1916, p.7 "samples 1 & 2 sent to illinois steel co.; 3, concentrates furnished by colorado fuel & iron co." 1 2 3 no. 2 used in chromic oxide 42.36 35.16 44.81 iron 20.29 20.87 alumina 17.16 11.20 lime 1.68 magnesia 12.67 13.52 silica 5.72 8.64 3.7 record 101-resource from marzel page 61. Last input sept. 3, 1975

Regions containing this locality

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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


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Clinochlore var: Chromian Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Reference: Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Volkonskoite
Formula: Ca0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
var: Chromian Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Volkonskoite9.EC.40Ca0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Volkonskoite71.3.1a.4Ca0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Chromian Clinochlore-Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
H VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
O VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Mg VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Al VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Si VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
CrChromium
Cr Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Cr VolkonskoiteCa0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4

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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Early Jurassic - Late Triassic
174.1 - 237 Ma



ID: 3185972
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (174.1 - 237 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

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]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3183379
Gneissic granite intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Very coarse-grained, generally pinkish granite, consisting of biotite, microcline, plagioclase, and quartz. Description modified from Gable and others (1988)

Reference: Hunter, J., A.J. Ver Ploeg, C.S. Boyd. Geologic Map of the Casper 30’ X 60’ Quadrangle, Natrona and Converse Counties, Central Wyoming. Wyoming State Geological Survey Map Series 65. [152]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 2805308
Granite gneiss

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Layered to massive, locally migmatitic; metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks locally common. Includes Webb Canyon Gneiss in Teton Range.

Comments: Original map source: Green, Gregory N., and Drouillard, Patricia H., 1994, The Digital Geologic Map of Wyoming in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-0425, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
River Basin-wyoming. Wyo. Geological Survey Bull.23, (1932).
Mountains. USGS Bull.626, P.78, (1916).
Produced (1080) tons 40% Chrom-oxd Upto 1932
Rocks & Minerals 76:391


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