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Asiatic Mine (Brooklyn; MS 16857a; Alabama; MS 16857a; Kearsarge; MS 16857a; Merrimac; MS 16857a; Oregon; MS 16857a; Montgomery; MS 16857a; Olimpia; MS 16857a), Decatur West District (Stunner District), Conejos Co., Colorado, USAi
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Asiatic Mine (Brooklyn; MS 16857a; Alabama; MS 16857a; Kearsarge; MS 16857a; Merrimac; MS 16857a; Oregon; MS 16857a; Montgomery; MS 16857a; Olimpia; MS 16857a)Mine
Decatur West District (Stunner District)Mining District
Conejos Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 22' 38'' North , 106° 37' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
South Fork362 (2017)32.6km
Gerrard278 (2011)33.4km
Alpine174 (2011)34.8km
Pagosa Springs1,756 (2017)36.2km
Del Norte1,604 (2017)41.1km



Patented Claims: Asiatic 1-4 Placer; MS 16857a; Illinois; MS 16857a; Louisiana
Commodities (Major) - Gold
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Occurrence
Deposit Model: 85: Polymetallic veins
Host Rock Unit: Summitville Andesite, Intrusive Rocks--Quartz Latite Porphyry
Structure: San Juan Volcanic Field, Platoro Caldera, Summitville Caldera, Alamosa River Stock, Sheepshead Vent-Dome
Host Rock: Andesite, Quartz Latite
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mtns)
Asiatic Mill Site; MS 16857b;

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
AgSilver
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
TeTellurium
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Miocene - Eocene
5.333 - 56 Ma



ID: 3190650
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: San Juan Mountains

Comments: Southern Rocky Mountains

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Oligocene
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2813928
Intra-ash flow andesitic lavas

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., 1992, The Digital Geologic Map of Colorado in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-0507, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{andesite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Deposit:: LIPMAN, P.W., 1974, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE PLATORO CALDERA AREA, SOUTHEASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USA
Deposit:: PATTON, H.B., 1917, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE PLATORO-SUMMITVILLE MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO: CGS BULL. 13.


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