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Rico Mining District (Pioneer Mining District), Montezuma Co., Colorado, USAi
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Rico Mining District (Pioneer Mining District)Mining District
Montezuma Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 41' 34'' North , 108° 1' 48'' West
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REF:The locality also extends into the following counties: Dolores
MCKNIGHT, 1974, P. 6; HENDERSON, 1926, P. 117; USBM MINERAL YEARBOOKS 1969-1981; COLORADO DIVISION OF MINES ANNUAL OPERATOR REPTS.
Commodities (Major) - Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper; (Minor) - Sulfur - Iron Pyrite, Cadmium, Gold, Sulfur - Sulfuric Acid; (Trace) - Aluminum, Manganese, Iron
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 72: Polymetallic replacement
Structure: Rico Dome, Calico Peak Anticline; Principal Named Faults: Alaskite, Blackhawk, Futurity, Hidden, Honduras, Knob Hill, Last Chance, Nellie Bly, Princeton, Sandstone Mountain, Silver Creek, Smelter, South Park, Spruce Gulch, 210 Drift, Yellow Jacket

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List

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14 valid minerals.

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.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
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 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O HübneriteMnWO4
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4

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