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Leonera Mine, Jalpa, Jalpa Municipality, Zacatecas, Mexicoi
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Leonera MineMine
Jalpa- not defined -
Jalpa MunicipalityMunicipality
ZacatecasState
MexicoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
21° North , 103° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~23km
Locality type:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Leonora Mine
Other Languages:
Spanish:
Mina la Leonera, Zacatecas, México


N-S striking, steeply west-dipping veins cutting a basement of metamorphic rocks including schist, serpentine and limestone overlain by trachyte porphyry and diorite. Upper levels oxidized to bromian chlorargyrite and native silver, deeper levels dominated by acanthite, stephanite and pyrargyrite wity local jalpaite. Grades ranged from tens to thousands of ounces per ton.


Note: Mis-spelled as 'Leonora mine' in Panczner

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Mineral List


8 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.
Jalpaite (TL)
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Type Locality:
Reference: Berg- und hüttenm. Zeitung (1858) 17, 85-86; Panczner(1987):241.Ref.: Panczner(1987); Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, 1882, Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Jalpaite (TL)2.BA.45Ag3CuS2
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Jalpaite (TL)2.4.4.1Ag3CuS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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 CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S JalpaiteAg3CuS2
S AcanthiteAg2S
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CuCopper
Cu JalpaiteAg3CuS2
AgSilver
Ag JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag SilverAg
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A) In-text Citation No.
Panczner, W.D. (1987) Minerals of Mexico p241
Hoffay, T., in Kimball, et al, (1882) Engineers report of the Leonera and Huerta Silver Mines: Blakely, Marsh & Co, Chicago, 15p.

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