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Catron Co., New Mexico, USA

For many years Dick Jones, a dealer in Casa Grande, Arizona collected fluorite from a locality in Pine Canyon, Grant Co., NM. and labeled it as being from Catron Co., New Mexico. This was done to hopefully prevent others from finding the locality and competing with him. Most of it if not all was in the form of octahedral crystals that were covered with drusy quartz which he would etch off with hydrofluoric acid, and then put out in the sun to change the color to pink and red. He sold thousands of these specimens over many years. All specimens of this material should be relabeled as from Pine Canyon, Grand Co., New Mexico, USA. Raymonde De Mark, one of our New Mexican experts say that he has never seen any fluorite from Catron Co. that even looked like a good specimen.
[Rock Currier 2012]

Mineral List

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Acanthite
Actinolite
Albite
var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Alunogen
Anatase
Andradite
Anorthite
var: Labradorite

Augite
Azurite
Baryte
Beryl
Beudantite
'Biotite'
Bismuthinite
Bixbyite
Bornite
Bromargyrite
Calcite
Carnotite
Cassiterite
var: Wood Tin
Cerianite-(Ce)
'Chabazite'
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Clinoclase
'Copper Stain'
Covellite
Cristobalite
Cryptomelane
Cuprite
Dickite
Diopside
Durangite
Emmonsite
Epidote
Fluorite
Forsterite
Galena
Gold
Greenockite
Gypsum
Halite
'Halloysite'
Hematite
var: Martite
var: Specularite
'Heulandite'
Hidalgoite
'Iddingsite'
Ilmenite
Jalpaite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

Khademite
Lannonite (TL)
'Limonite'
Mackayite
Magnesioferrite
Magnetite
Malachite
Mckinstryite
Mirabilite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

'Obsidian'
'Olivine'
Opal
Paratellurite
'Petrified Wood'
Phlogopite
Poughite
Pseudobrookite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Agate

var: Amethyst
var: Chalcedony
var: Iris Agate
var: Jasper
var: Moss Agate
Rajite (TL)
Rhodochrosite
Sanidine
Saponite
Silver
'Smectite Group'
Sphalerite
Spinel
Sternbergite
Stromeyerite
Sulphur
Tellurite
Tellurium
Tellurobismuthite
Tetrahedrite
Titanite
Todorokite
Topaz
Tridymite
Tyuyamunite
'Wad'
Wilcoxite (TL)


112 entries listed. 83 valid minerals. 3 type localities (valid minerals).

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