Goldstrike mine

gold mine of asbestos in Eureka county, NV

Geologic information

Name of siteGoldstrike mine
Developmentgold mine
StateNV
CountyEureka
Geographic location:-116.3644, 40.9708
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Fibrous mineralActinolite ""as medium green, acicular to fibrous crystals to 1.5 cm"" (Castor and Ferdock, 2004, p. 128). Tremolite ""reported as byssolite in dark-green, filiform to needlelike crystals"" (Castor and Ferdock, 2004, p. 440).
Associated mineralsplagioclase
pyroxene
hornblende
biotite
potassium feldspar
quartz
calcite
pyrite
apatite
magnetite
sphene
chlorite
Host rock typesdiorite, skarn
Geologic map unit-116.3644, 40.9708
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Reference information

Evans, J.G., 1974, Geologic map of the Rodeo Creek NE quadrangle, Eureka County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1116, scale 1:24,000, 1 sheet.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/gq1116]
Anonymous, 1989, Goldstrike mine: Mining Magazine, v. 161, October 1989, p. 269-272.
Smith, M.R., and Sharon, R.P., 1994, Engineering geology of Barrick Goldstrike Mines' Betze pit: Mining Engineering, v. 46, no. 1, p. 29-33.
Castor, S.B., and Ferdock, G.C., 2004, Minerals of Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 31, 512 p., 1 plate.