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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)

Aguilarite

Akaganeite

Åkermanite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

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

var: Fassaite

var: Ferroaugite

Aurichalcite

Austinite

var: Cuprian Austinite

Autunite

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Barnesite

Baryte

Barytocalcite

Bassanite

Bassetite

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bayldonite

Bayleyite

'Beaverite-(Cu)'

Becquerelite

Beidellite

'Bentonite'

Beraunite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Red Beryl

Betekhtinite

Beudantite

Beusite

Beyerite

Bindheimite

'Biotite'

Birnessite

Bischofite

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bismutoferrite

Bismutotantalite

Bityite

Bixbyite

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

Calderónite

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'

Chabazite-Ca

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

var: Ducktownite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

var: Thuringite

Cheralite

Chernikovite

'Chernovite-(Ce)'

Chernovite-(Y)

Chevkinite-(Ce)

'Chevkinite Group'

Chlorapatite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorargyrite Group'

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chondrodite

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

var: Alexandrite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Clausthalite

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

Clinoclase

Clinoenstatite

Clinohumite

var: Titanclinohumite

'Clinoptilolite'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

Coffinite

'Columbite'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Columbite-(Mn)

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Colusite

Conichalcite

Copiapite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Cordierite

Corkite

Cornetite

Cornubite

Cornwallite

Coronadite

Corundum

var: Sapphire

Corvusite

Cosalite

Cotunnite

Covellite

Crandallite

Creaseyite

Crednerite

Creedite

Cristobalite

Cryolite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cuproroméite

Cuprosklodowskite

Cuprotungstite

Curite

Cyanotrichite

'Cyrtolite'

Danalite

Darapskite

Daubréelite

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

Enstatite

Epididymite

Epidote

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Erionite-Ca

Erythrite

Erythrosiderite

Euclase

Eucryptite

Eudialyte

Euxenite-(Y)

Fayalite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Cryptoperthite'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

Ferrimolybdite

Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeite (TL)

Ferro-hornblende

Ferro-katophorite

Ferroselite

Fibroferrite

Florencite-(Ce)

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

Georgechaoite (TL)

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Gittinsite

'Glass'

Glauberite

Glaucodot

Glauconite

Goethite

Gold

Goldmanite (TL)

Gonnardite

Gonyerite

Goslarite

Graftonite

Grantsite (TL)

Graphite

var: Cliftonite

Greenockite

Greigite

Grossular

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

Groutite

'Gummite'

Gypsum

var: Alabaster

var: Selenite

Häggite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å

Halotrichite

Hammarite

Harmotome

Hastingsite

Hausmannite

Haüyne

Hawleyite

Haxonite

Hedenbergite

Helvine

Hematite

var: Martite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hendersonite (TL)

Hercynite

'Herradura Diamonds'

Hessite

Hetaerolite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

Hewettite

Hexahydrite

Hidalgoite

Hinsdalite

Hochelagaite

Hollandite

Holmquistite

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Humite

Huntite

Hydrobasaluminite

Hydromagnesite

Hydroniumjarosite

'Hydrophilite'

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

Ice

Idaite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Ilsemannite

Ilvaite

Iodargyrite

Iranite

Iridium

var: Platiniridium

Iron

var: Kamacite

var: Martensite

Isocubanite

Jadeite

Jalpaite

Jarosite

Johannite

Johannsenite

Johnsomervilleite

Jordisite

Kainite

Kaolinite

Kasolite

Kentbrooksite

Kentrolite

Kenyaite

Kettnerite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Khademite

Kieserite

Kirschsteinite

Kogarkoite

Kolfanite

Ktenasite

Kupletskite

Kyanite

'Labuntsovite Supergroup'

Langbeinite

Langite

Lannonite (TL)

Laumontite

Laurionite

Låvenite

Lazulite

Lead

Lechatelierite

Lemoynite

Leonite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucophosphite

Leucoxene

'Lévyne'

Lévyne-Ca

Libethenite

Liebigite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lithiophilite

Lithiophorite

Löllingite

Lonsdaleite

Lorenzenite

Lovozerite

Löweite

Ludlamite

Lüneburgite

Mackayite

Mackinawite

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

Merrillite

Merwinite

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metahewettite

Metarossite

Metatorbernite

Metatyuyamunite (TL)

'Meteoritic Iron'

Meurigite-K (TL)

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Microlite Group

Millerite

Mimetite

'Mimetite-Pyromorphite Series'

'Mimetite-Vanadinite Series'

Minium

Mirabilite

Miserite

Mixite

Molybdenite

Molybdite

Molybdofornacite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monazite-(Nd)

Monohydrocalcite

Montanite

Montebrasite

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Montroseite

'Moonstone'

Mordenite

Mosandrite-(Ce)

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

'Nickel-iron'

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

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Otavite

Ottrélite

Palygorskite

Parabutlerite

Paragonite

Parakeldyshite

Paramontroseite

Paranatrolite

Paraschoepite

Paratellurite

Pargasite

'Parisite'

Pascoite

Pearceite

Pectolite

Pentlandite

Periclase

Perite

Petalite

Petarasite

'Petrified Wood'

Petzite

Phenakite

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-Ca

Phlogopite

Phosgenite

Phosphofibrite

Phosphorrösslerite

Phosphuranylite

Pickeringite

Picromerite

Piemontite

Pigeonite

Pilsenite

Plancheite

Plattnerite

'Plessite'

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

var: Iris Agate

var: Jacinto de Compostela Quartz

var: Moss Agate

var: Plume Agate

var: Rock Crystal

var: Sard

var: Smoky Quartz

Rabejacite

Rajite (TL)

Rammelsbergite

Ramsdellite (TL)

Ranciéite

Raspite

Rasvumite

Rauvite

Realgar

Reedmergnerite

Reevesite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

var: Fowlerite

Rickardite

Riebeckite

Ringwoodite

Romanèchite

Rosasite

Roscoelite

Rosenbuschite

Rossite

Rutherfordine

Rutile

var: Niobian Rutile

Sabugalite

Safflorite

Saléeite

Samarskite-(Y)

Sanidine

Santafeite (TL)

Saponite

Sarcopside

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schoepite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Schröckingerite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Scrutinyite (TL)

Searlesite

Selenium

Sepiolite

Sérandite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'var: Ricolite'

Serpierite

Shattuckite

Sherwoodite

Siderite

var: Manganoan Siderite

Siderotil

Sidwillite

Siegenite

'Silica'

Sillimanite

Silver

Sincosite

Sklodowskite

Skutterudite

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sodalite

Soddyite

Spangolite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spodumene

Spurrite

Stannite

Staurolite

Stellerite

Stephanite

Sternbergite

Stevensite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stilbite-Ca

Stishovite

Stolzite

'Stolzite-Wulfenite Series'

Strengite

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

Sulphur

Svanbergite

Sylvanite

Sylvite

Syngenite

Tachyhydrite

Taenite

Talc

var: Steatite

Tangeite

'Tantalite'

Tantalite-(Fe)

Tantalite-(Mn)

Tellurite

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite (TL)

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

'Tetranatrolite'

Tetrataenite

Thaumasite

'Thénardite'

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

Tuperssuatsiaite

Turquoise

Tyuyamunite

'UM1981-27-SiO:HU'

'UM1982-17-SiO:CaTiU'

'UM1982-19-SiO:TiU'

Umohoite

'Unnamed (Cu-Sb Oxide)'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranophane

Uranophane-β

Uranopilite

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Uvarovite

'Uvite'

Valleriite

Vanadinite

var: Arsenatian Vanadinite

Vanthoffite

Variscite

Vaterite

Vermiculite

Vesuvianite

var: Cyprine (of Berzelius)

Vikingite

Villiaumite

Vivianite

Volborthite

Voltaite

'Wad'

Wadsleyite

Wakefieldite-(Y)

Wavellite

Weeksite

Weissite

Wilcoxite (TL)

Willemite

Witherite

Wittichenite

'Wöhlerite Group'

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Woodhouseite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xanthoconite

'Xenotime'

Xenotime-(Y)

Xilingolite

Yakhontovite

Yarrowite

Yofortierite

Yttrotantalite-(Y)

Zellerite

Zemannite

'Zeolite Group'

Zincite

Zincmelanterite

Zincospiroffite

Zinkosite

Zippeite

Zircon

Zirconolite

Zirkelite

Zoisite

var: Thulite


669 valid minerals. 17 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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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