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Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA



Detailed Mineral List:
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: New Mexico mines and minerals ... By Fayette Alexander Jones
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Photo: © Charles Creekmur. Azurite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Pseudomorphs after galena.
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O (x < 1)
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: Hemimorphite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: personally collected; self collected
Photo: Rosasite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Description: reddish brown 1 mm pseudo rhombohedral crystals (ferroan variety)
Reference: M Massis collection
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63


16 entries listed. 16 valid minerals.
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