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Las Cuevas Mine, San Luis Potosí, Mexicoi
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Las Cuevas MineMine
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Name(s) in local language(s):Las Cuevas
Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 22° North , 100° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~245km
Locality type:Mine


Largest fluorite mine in Mexico. 7% of the world's fluorite production. Apparently the largest single fluorite deposit in the world (González-Partida et al., 2019).

Located 40 km east of the city of San Luis Potosi.




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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte ?
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
'Bitumen'
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: (2003) Fluid characteristics of the world-class, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosı´, Mexico) Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79:537-543
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: Levresse G., Gonzalez-Partida E., Tritlla J., Camprubi A., Cienfuegos-Alvarado E., Morales-Puente P., 2003. Fluid characteristics of the World-clas, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosi, Mexico). Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 78-79, 537-543.
Reference: (2003) Fluid characteristics of the world-class, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosı´, Mexico) Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79:537-543
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
Jarosite ?
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: (2003) Fluid characteristics of the world-class, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosı´, Mexico) Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79:537-543
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
Montmorillonite ?
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: (2003) Fluid characteristics of the world-class, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosı´, Mexico) Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79:537-543
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F., 1980, Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte ?7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite ?7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite ?9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte ?28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite ?30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite ?71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(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.
'Bitumen'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Manganese Oxides'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O BaryteBaSO4
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Ruiz, Joaquin, Kesler, Stephen E., Jones, Lois M., and Sutter, John F. (1980): Geology and Geochemistry of the Las Cuevas Fluorite Deposit, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Economic Geology, 75: 1200-1209.
G. Levresse, E. Gonzalez-Partida, J. Tritlla, A. Camprubı, E. Cienfuegos-Alvarado, P. Morales-Puente (2003) Fluid characteristics of the world-class, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosı, Mexico). Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79: 537-543.
González-Partida, E.; Camprubí, A.; Carrillo-Chávez, A.; Díaz-Carreño, E.H.; González-Ruiz, L.E.; Farfán-Panamá, J.L.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E.; Morales-Puente, P.; Vázquez-Ramírez, J.T. (2019): Giant Fluorite Mineralization in Central Mexico by Means of Exceptionally Low Salinity Fluids: An Unusual Style among MVT Deposits. Minerals, 9, 35.


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