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Buckhorn Mine (Adelia; Baltic; Oceanic; Buckhorn; Atlantic; Queen of Sheba; Celtic; Adriatic), Crystal Hill District, Saguache Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
Buckhorn Mine (Adelia; Baltic; Oceanic; Buckhorn; Atlantic; Queen of Sheba; Celtic; Adriatic)Mine
Crystal Hill DistrictMining District
Saguache Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 56' 43'' North , 106° 18' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saguache480 (2017)21.5km
Center2,204 (2017)27.7km
Del Norte1,604 (2017)29.9km
Moffat116 (2011)35.5km
Alpine174 (2011)37.6km



Commodities (Major) - Gold, Silver; (Trace) - Molybdenum, Copper, Lead
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Hornblende-Plagioclase Gneiss And Alaskitic Granite Gneiss
Structure: San Juan Volcanic Field, Rio Grande Rift, Biedell-Klondike Fault, Esperanza Fault Zone, Biedell Stock
Host Rock: Quartz Latite, Porphyry
Tectonic Structure: Central Cordillera (Southern Rocky Mtns)

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
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.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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.
'Wad'
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 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Beidellite9.EC.40(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wad'-

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 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Beidellite71.3.1a.1(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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: 2960406
Middle Tertiary intrusive rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 56 Ma)

Description: Intermediate to felsic compositions

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:{mafic hypabyssal,felsic hypabyssal}

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]

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]

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

References

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Deposit:: OSTERWALD, E.J., 1977, THE BEIDELL AND SANDERSON VOLCANIC CENTERS, SAGUACHE COUNTY, CO
Deposit:: LARSEN, E.S., JR., AND CROSS, WHITMAN, 1956, GEOLOGY AND PETROLOGY OF THE SAN JUAN REGION, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO: USGS PROF. PAPER 258, P. 83-86.


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