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New Mexico, USA
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New Mexico covers a wide variety of geologic terranes. The eastern third of the state is high plains, with significant oil and gas fields in the southeastern portion of the state. The Rio Grande River runs north south through the middle of the state in the Rio Grande Rift Valley. The northern third of the rift is bounded on the east and west by the Southern Rocky Mountains. The western third of the state is divided into a northern half of the Colorado Plateau, the Mogollon-Datil volcanic field and in the southwest the Basin and Range province.

The state has been an important producer of copper, uranium, potash and molybdenum, with significant production of lead, zinc, gold and silver.


Courtesy USGS

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Actinolite
Adamite
Aegirine
Aenigmatite
'Aeschynite'
'Agardite'
Agardite-(La)
Agardite-(Y)
Akaganeite
Alabandite
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Cleavelandite
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
Allophane
Almandine
Altaite
'Alum Group'
Aluminite
Alunite
Alunogen
Amarantite
Amblygonite
Amphibole Supergroup
var: Uralite
Analcime
Anatase
'Ancylite'
Andalusite
var: Viridine
Andersonite
Andradite
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
var: Barytoanglesite
Anhydrite
Ankerite
Annabergite
Anorthite
var: Bytownite
var: Labradorite
'Anorthoclase'
Anthophyllite
Antigorite
Antlerite
Apachite
'Apatite'
Aphthitalite
Apjohnite
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
Arcanite
Arfvedsonite
Argentojarosite
Arsenbrackebuschite
Arsenic
Arsenogoyazite
Arsenopyrite
Arsentsumebite
'Asbestos
var: Mountain Leather'

Aschamalmite
Atacamite
Augite
Aurichalcite
Austinite
var: Cuprian Austinite
Autunite
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Barnesite
Baryte
Barytocalcite
Bassanite
Bassetite
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bayleyite
Beaverite-(Cu)
Becquerelite
Beidellite
'Bentonite'
Beraunite
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Red Beryl
β-Uranophane
Betekhtinite
Beudantite
Beusite
Beyerite
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
Bischofite
Bismite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bismutotantalite
Bityite
Bixbyite
'Blanchardite'
Blödite
Borax
Bornite
Bournonite
Brannerite
Braunite
Brenkite
Brindleyite
Brochantite
Brockite
Bromargyrite
Brookite
Brucite
Burkeite
Bustamite
Butlerite
Cacoxenite
'Calamine'
Calaverite
Calcite
var: Iceland Spar
var: Manganoan Calcite
var: Travertine
Caledonite
Cancrinite
Cannizzarite
'Carbonite (of Heinrich)'
Carminite
Carnallite
Carnotite
Cassiterite
var: Wood Tin
Catapleiite
Celadonite
Celestine
var: Barian Celestine
var: Calciocelestine
Cerianite-(Ce)
Cerussite
'Chabazite'
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
var: Ducktownite
Chalcophanite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcosiderite
Chamosite
var: Thuringite
Chernikovite
'Chernovite-(Ce)'
Chernovite-(Y)
'Chert'
'Chevkinite'
Chevkinite-(Ce)
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chloritoid
Chondrodite
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
var: Alexandrite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
Clausthalite
'Clay'
Clinochlore
var: Pennine
Clinoclase
Clinoenstatite
Clinohumite
var: Titanclinohumite
'Clinoptilolite'
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
'Coal
var: Jet'

Cobaltite
Coffinite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite-(Mn)
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Colusite
Conichalcite
Copiapite
Copper
'Copper Stain'
Cordierite
Corkite
Cornetite
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Coronadite
Corundum
Corundum
var: Sapphire

Corvusite
Cosalite
Covellite
Crandallite
Creaseyite
Crednerite
Creedite
Cristobalite
Cryolite
Cryptomelane
Cubanite
Cummingtonite
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
Cuproroméite
Cuprosklodowskite
Cuprotungstite
Curite
Cyanotrichite
Danalite
Darapskite
Delafossite
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite
Diamond
Diaspore
Dickite
Digenite
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
Dioptase
Djurleite
Dolomite
Doloresite
Domeykite
Dravite
Dufrénite
Duftite
Dumortierite
Dundasite
'Dunhamite'
Durangite
Elbaite
Elpidite
'Elsmoreite Group
var: Jixianite'

Emmonsite
Emplectite
Enargite
'Endellite'
Enstatite
Epididymite
Epidote
Epsomite
'Erionite'
Erythrite
Erythrosiderite
Euclase
Eucryptite
Eudialyte
Euxenite-(Y)
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferberite
'Fergusonite'
Ferrimolybdite
Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeite (TL)
Ferro-hornblende
Ferro-katophorite
Ferroselite
Fibroferrite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorite
var: Yttrofluorite
'Fluoro-katophorite'
Foitite
Fornacite
Forsterite
var: Peridot
Fraipontite
Freibergite
Friedrichite
'Gadolinite'
Gahnite
Gaidonnayite
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
Galenobismutite
Galileiite (TL)
'Garnet'
Gasparite-(Ce)
Geerite
Gehlenite
'Geode'
Georgechaoite (TL)
Gersdorffite
Gibbsite
Gittinsite
Glauberite
Glaucodot
Glauconite
Goethite
Gold
Goldmanite (TL)
Gonnardite
Gonyerite
Goslarite
Graftonite
Grantsite (TL)
Graphite
Greenockite
Greigite
Grossular
Groutite
'Gummite'
Gypsum
var: Alabaster
var: Selenite
Häggite
Halite
'Halloysite'
Halotrichite
Hammarite
Harmotome
Hastingsite
Hausmannite
Haüyne
Hawleyite
Hedenbergite
Helvine
Hematite
var: Martite
var: Specularite
Hemimorphite
Hendersonite (TL)
Hercynite
Hessite
Hetaerolite
'Heulandite'
Hewettite
Hexahydrite
Hidalgoite
Hinsdalite
Hollandite
Holmquistite
'Hornblende'
Hübnerite
Humite
Huntite
Hydrobasaluminite
'Hydrogrossular'
Hydromagnesite
Hydroniumjarosite
'Hydrophilite'
Hydrozincite
'Hypersthene'
Ice
Idaite
'Iddingsite'
Ilmenite
'Ilsemannite'
Ilvaite
Iodargyrite
Iranite
Iridium
var: Platiniridium

Iron
var: Kamacite
Jalpaite
Jarosite
Johannite
Johannsenite
Johnsomervilleite
Jordisite
Kainite
Kaolinite
Kentbrooksite
Kentrolite
Kenyaite
Kettnerite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Khademite
Kieserite
Kirschsteinite
Kogarkoite
Kolfanite
Ktenasite
Kupletskite
Kyanite
Langbeinite
Langite
Lannonite (TL)
Laumontite
Laurionite
Lazulite
Lead
'Lechatelierite'
Lemoynite
Leonite
Lepidocrocite
Lepidolite
'Lepidomelane'
Leucite
Leucophosphite
'Leucoxene'
'Lévyne'
Libethenite
Liebigite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Lithiophilite
Lithiophorite
Löllingite
Lonsdaleite
Lorenzenite
Lovozerite
Löweite
Ludlamite
Lüneburgite
Mackayite
Maghemite
Magnesiocopiapite
Magnesioferrite
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnesite
Magnetite
Majorite
Malachite
Mallardite
'Manganese Oxides'
'var: Manganese Dendrites'
Manganite
Manganoneptunite
Manganosite
Marcasite
Marialite
'Maskelynite'
Massicot
Matildite
Maxwellite (TL)
Mckinstryite
Meionite
Melanotekite
Melanterite
Mendozite
Merwinite
Mesolite
Meta-autunite
Metahewettite
Metarossite
Metatorbernite
Metatyuyamunite (TL)
Meurigite-K (TL)
'Mica Group'
Microcline
var: Amazonite
Microlite Group
Millerite
Mimetite
Minium
Mirabilite
Miserite
Mixite
Molybdenite
Molybdite
Molybdofornacite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monohydrocalcite
'Montanite'
Montebrasite
Monticellite
Montmorillonite
Montroseite
'Moonstone'
Mordenite
Mosandrite
Mottramite
Murdochite
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
var: Illite
var: Lithian Muscovite
var: Sericite
Nacrite
Nagyágite
Nantokite
Narsarsukite
Natroalunite
Natrojarosite
Natrolite
Natrozippeite
Neotocite
Nepheline
Népouite
Neptunite
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
Nimite
Niter
Nitratine
Nitrocalcite
Nontronite
Nordstrandite
Nosean
Nováčekite-I
Nuffieldite
'Obsidian'
'var: Mahogany Obsidian'
Offretite
Okenite
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Opal
var: Fiorite
var: Moss Opal
var: Opal-AN
var: Precious Opal
var: Wood Opal
Ordoñezite
Orthoclase
Otavite
Ottrélite
Palygorskite
Parabutlerite
Paragonite
Parakeldyshite
Paramontroseite
Paranatrolite
Paraschoepite
Paratellurite
Pargasite
'Parisite'
Pascoite
Pearceite
Pectolite
Pentlandite
Periclase
'Perthite'
'var: Cryptoperthite'
Petalite
Petarasite
'Petrified Wood'
Petzite
Phenakite
'Phillipsite'
Phlogopite
Phosgenite
Phosphofibrite
Phosphorrösslerite
Phosphuranylite
Pickeringite
Picromerite
Piemontite
Pigeonite
Pilsenite
Plancheite
Plattnerite
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite (TL)
Polybasite
Polycrase-(Y)
Polyhalite
Polylithionite
Poughite
Powellite
Prehnite
Prosopite
Proustite
Pseudobrookite
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
Pucherite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
var: Cupriferous Pyrite
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrochlore Group
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrophanite
Pyrophyllite
Pyrostilpnite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyroxmangite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Agate-Jasper
var: Amethyst
var: Brecciated Agate
var: Carnelian
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Dendritic Agate
var: Fire Agate
var: Fortification Agate
Quartz
var: Herradura Diamonds

var: Iris Agate
var: Jasper
var: Moss Agate
var: Plume Agate
var: Rock Crystal
var: Sard
var: Smoky Quartz
Rabejacite
Rajite (TL)
Rammelsbergite
Ramsdellite (TL)
Ranciéite
Rasvumite
'Rauvite'
Realgar
Reedmergnerite
Reevesite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
var: Fowlerite
Rickardite
Riebeckite
Ringwoodite
Romanèchite
'Roméite Group
var: Stibiconite'

Rosasite
Roscoelite
Rosenbuschite
Rossite
Rutherfordine
Rutile
var: Niobian Rutile
Sabugalite
Safflorite
Saléeite
Samarskite-(Y)
Sanidine
Santafeite (TL)
Saponite
Sarcopside
'Scapolite'
Scheelite
Schoepite
Schorl
Schröckingerite
Scolecite
Scorodite
Scrutinyite (TL)
Searlesite
Selenium
Sepiolite
Sérandite
'Serpentine Group'
'var: Ricolite'
Serpierite
Shattuckite
Sherwoodite
Siderite
var: Manganoan Siderite
Siderotil
Siegenite
Sillimanite
Silver
Sincosite
Sklodowskite
Skutterudite
var: Smaltite
'Smectite Group'
Smithsonite
Sodalite
Soddyite
Spangolite
Sperrylite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
Spodumene
Spurrite
Stannite
Staurolite
Stellerite
Stephanite
Sternbergite
'Stevensite'
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stishovite
Stolzite
Strengite
Stromeyerite
Strontianite
Sulphur
Svanbergite
Sylvanite
Sylvite
Syngenite
Tachyhydrite
Taenite
Talc
var: Steatite
Tangeite
'Tantalite'
Tantalite-(Mn)
Tellurite
Tellurium
Tellurobismuthite (TL)
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tetradymite
Tetrahedrite
'Tetranatrolite'
Tetrataenite
Thaumasite
Thenardite
Thermonatrite
'Thomsonite'
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorbastnäsite
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
Thorogummite
'Thunder Egg'
Tilasite
Tilleyite
Timroseite
Titanite
Todorokite
Topaz
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
Treasurite
Tremolite
Tridymite
'Trinitite'
Tripuhyite
Troilite
Trona
Tschermigite
Tsumebite
Tsumoite
'Tundrite'
Tungstite
Turquoise
Tyuyamunite
Umohoite
'Unnamed (CuSb2O6)'
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
Uranophane
Uranopilite
'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'
Uvarovite
'Uvite'
Valleriite
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Vanthoffite
Variscite
Vaterite
Vermiculite
Vesuvianite
var: Cyprine
Vikingite
Villiaumite
Vivianite
Volborthite
Voltaite
'Wad'
Wakefieldite-(Y)
Wavellite
Weeksite
Weissite
Wilcoxite (TL)
Willemite
Witherite
Wittichenite
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Woodhouseite
Wulfenite
Wurtzite
Xanthoconite
'Xenotime'
Xenotime-(Y)
Yakhontovite
Yarrowite
Yttrotantalite-(Y)
Zellerite
Zeolite Group
Zincite
Zincmelanterite
'Zinkosite'
Zippeite
Zircon
var: Cyrtolite
Zirkelite
Zoisite
var: Thulite


846 entries listed. 626 valid minerals. 17 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

Chronic, H. (1987): Roadside geology of New Mexico. Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT, 255 pp.

Northrop, S. A. (1996): Minerals of New Mexico. 3rd ed., revised by F. A. LaBruzza, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 346 pp.

Lindren, Graton and Gordon (1910) The Ore Deposits of New Mexico. USGS PP 68

Virginia T. McLemore, David M. Sutphin, Daniel R Hack and Tim C. Pease (1996) Mining history and mineral resources of the Mimbres Resource Area, Doña Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, and Grant Counties, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report - 424

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