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Erie Mine, Bonanza Mining District (Kerber Creek Mining District; Blake Mining District), Saguache Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
Erie MineMine
Bonanza Mining District (Kerber Creek Mining District; Blake Mining District)Mining District
Saguache Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 18' 59'' North , 106° 7' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Poncha Springs777 (2017)22.3km
Maysville135 (2011)25.3km
Saguache480 (2017)25.5km
Salida5,467 (2017)26.7km
Smeltertown120 (2011)27.5km


REF:Deposit:: PATTON, H.B., 1916, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BONANZA DISTRICT, SAGUACHE COUNTY, COLORADO: COLORADO GEOL. SURVEY BULL. 9, 136 P.
Deposit:: BURBANK, W.S., 1932, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE BONANZA MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO: USGS PROF.
Commodities (Major) - Silver, Copper, Lead; (Minor) - Zinc, Gold
Development Status: Past Producer
Host Rock Unit: Metasedimentary Schist
Structure: Sawatch Range, San Juan Volcanic Field, Rio Grande Rift, Bonanza Caldera
Host Rock: Andesite
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


8 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:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
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.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
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
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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

CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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