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Durango Girl Mine (Patented Claims: Durango Boy; MS 16438; Durango Girl; MS 16525; New Hope; MS 16525), La Plata District (California District), La Plata Co., Colorado, USAi
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Durango Girl Mine (Patented Claims: Durango Boy; MS 16438; Durango Girl; MS 16525; New Hope; MS 16525)Mine
La Plata District (California District)Mining District
La Plata Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 25' 2'' North , 107° 59' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.41722,-107.99805
GeoHash:G#: 9wehy7w5n
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Durango18,006 (2017)18.9km
Mancos1,380 (2017)26.9km
Rico255 (2017)30.8km
Bayfield2,567 (2017)41.3km
Ignacio720 (2017)46.6km


REF:Deposit:: ECKEL, E.B., AND OTHERS, 1949, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE LA PLATA DISTRICT, COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 219, P. 73-76, 115-117.
Deposit:: EMMONS, W.H., 1905, THE NEGLECTED MINE AND NEAR-BY PROPERTIES, DURANGO QUADRANGLE, COLORADO: USGS BU
Commodities (Major) - Gold, Silver; (Trace) - Antimony, Vanadium, Mercury, Copper, Tellurium
Deposit Type: Vein
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 85: Polymetallic veins
Host Rock Unit: Dolores Formation
Structure: San Juan Uplift, Four Corners Platform, La Plata Dome
Host Rock: Sandstone, Shale
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mtns)

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
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.
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
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.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
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.
Roscoelite
Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
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
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Roscoelite9.EC.15K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

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
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Roscoelite71.2.2a.4K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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 DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
VVanadium
V RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AgSilver
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag HessiteAg2Te
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
AuGold
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
Hg CinnabarHgS

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 2718363
Cutler Fm

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cutler Formation

Description: Arkosic sandstone, siltstone, and conglomerate

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:{arkose,siltstone,conglomerate}, Minor:{clastic}

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]

Permian - Devonian
251.902 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3190426
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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


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