Abstract

Seventeen representative samples of supergene sulphates from old workings on the Comstock Lode are described. They range from simple minerals such as gypsum and epsomite to complex aggregates of four or more distinct species. All are well known species except a mineral of the copper (chalcanthite) or magnesium sulphate pentahydrate group, with about half the magnesium replaced by copper, zinc, ferrous iron, and manganese. Four new analyses of Comstock Lode mine waters are given.

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