Sphalerite Occurrence Z80

Occurrence in Madison county in Indiana, United States with commodities Zinc, Sulfur

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10080661
MRDS ID W031996
Record type Site
Current site name Sphalerite Occurrence Z80

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -85.8525, 40.07289 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Indiana Madison

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
2nd Principal 019N 006E 28 NW4 OF NE4 Indiana

Comments on the location information

  • Quarry was better located using quarry location shown on topo map in USGS GNIS. Location now falls within the stated county.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Sulfur Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Dolomite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Dolomitization

Analytical data

Result MINOR ELEMENT PERCENTS IN SPHALERITE: GA= .0022, FE= .040, CD= .10 , CU= N/A, GE= ND, MN= N/A.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Muscatatuck Group, Unconformably Overlies Silurian
    Rock description Muscatatuck Group, Unconformably Overlies Silurian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Middle Devonian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Middle Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -85.8525, 40.07289

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Cincinnati Arch; Nw/Se Thru North-Central Indiana.
Local Just West Of Fortville Fault

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 W031996

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MISSISSIPPI VALLEY-TYPE MINERAL DEPOSIT

Reporter information

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