Sphalerite Occurrence Z55

Occurrence in Carroll county in Indiana, United States with commodities Zinc, Lead, Sulfur

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080657
MRDS ID W031992
Record type Site
Current site name Sphalerite Occurrence Z55

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -86.66387, 40.60836 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Indiana Carroll

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
2nd Principal 025N 002W 19 SE4 OF SE4 Indiana

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Primary
Sulfur Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • MINOR ELEMENTS IN 5 SPHALERITE SAMPLES ARE AS FOLLOWS: Z55; GA .02 0%, FE .044%, CD .53%, CU .0043%, GE .0062% AND MN .0003%, Z56; GA .02 6%, FE .048%, CD .57%, CU .0055%, GE .0011% AND MN .0002%, Z57; GA .01 9%, FE .032%, CD .23%, CU .0065%, GE .015% AND MN .0004%, Z68; GA .000 7% FE .47, CD 3.5%, CU .042%, GE ND, Z69; G

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Sphalerite Ore
Dolomite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Dolomitization, Dissolution

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Wabash, Reefs Make Up A Significant Part Of This Formation Large Barrie R-Like Banks Occur Around The Basins. Smaller Reefs Dot The State. Ree F Facies Are Porous Dolomite. Reefs Are Associated With Mississippi-Va Lley Type Deposits Elsewhere (Shaffer, 1981)
    Rock description Wabash, Reefs Make Up A Significant Part Of This Formation Large Barrie R-Like Banks Occur Around The Basins. Smaller Reefs Dot The State. Ree F Facies Are Porous Dolomite. Reefs Are Associated With Mississippi-Va Lley Type Deposits Elsewhere (Shaffer, 1
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Silurian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Silurian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -86.66387, 40.60836

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Cincinnati Arch, A Stable Paleozoic Platform Between Subsiding Mich Igan And Illinois Basins. Trends Nw/Se.

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Porosity

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W031992

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SHAFFER, NELSON R., 1981, POSSIBILITY OF MISSISSIPPI VALLEY-TYPE MI NERAL DEPOSITS IN INDIANA, INDIANA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SPECIAL REPORT 21 , 49P

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MISSISSIPPI VALLEY-TYPE MINERAL DEPOSIT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-82 Sutphin, David M. U.S. Geological Survey