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Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Geologic Plan and Section, Naica Mine

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Naica mine, Mina de Toledo gallery entrance, 1911

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Naica mine, ore loading bridge for railway wagons, 1911

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Geologic Plan and Section, Naica Mine

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Naica mine, Mina de Toledo gallery entrance, 1911

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Naica mine, ore loading bridge for railway wagons, 1911

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Geologic Plan and Section, Naica Mine

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Naica mine, Mina de Toledo gallery entrance, 1911

Naica Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 51' North , 105° 34' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 27.85000,-105.56667
GeoHash:G#: 9suymvbwn
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Mine Information: Naica began operations in 1794 and was taken over by Grupo Peñoles in 1952. The underground mine is serviced by a number of shafts, declines, and spiral ramps. Processes are highly automated. Ore is crushed underground and transported to the surface by conveyer.

Water is the big challenge for the mine; 60,000 l/min is pumped out to avoid flooding. The groundwater is 110 m below the surface: current [2013] production is 740m below that.

Geology: The mine is situated on a structural dome measuring about 12 km by 7 km. Country rock is a thickly bedded Cretaceous limestone. The ore deposits occur in reef-facies carbonates of the Aurora Formation, which is about 800m thick. Overlying the Aurora limestones are calcareous shales of the Benavides Formation and limestones of the Lorna de Plata Formation. Hydrothermally altered Tertiary felsites occur as thin discontinuous dikes and sills that localize the ore and cut the limestone. Here, the Aurora Formation limestone has been metamorphosed to white/light grey marble.

The deposit consists of mantos and chimneys, but unlike most replacement massive sulfide deposits in Mexico where mantos and chimneys are distinguished by their geometry, at Naica the difference is by ore silica content. True skams consisting of calc-silicates with disseminated sulfides make up the mantos, whereas the opposite is true for the chimneys. Many of the mantos are cored by felsite dikes which seem to be replaced by mineralization. There is a clear relationship between the silicate-rich mantos and the silicate-poor chimneys; the chimneys originate from mantos.

The area is cut by 3 main faults, and the ore is found between these structures. Generally, the chimneys are controlled by the fractures and the mantos seem to be localized by the dikes. While mineralization is largely structurally controlled, the geometry of certain chimneys indicates that some limestone horizons are more favorable for mineralization. Post-mineralization faults are sometimes lined with large (up to a few feet) gypsum crystals.

Sulfide minerals are mostly pyrite, galena and sphalerite with lesser amounts of chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrrhotite, matildite, cosalite, and molybdenite. Scheelite occurs in economic concentrations. Fluorite, quartz, adularia and calcite seem to be in part contemporaneous with the sulfides but also occur as crystals in vugs in the sulfide and silicate ore. The ores are gold, silver, lead, zinc, and much smaller amounts of copper.



In 2000, a cave was encountered while driving a communication tunnel. The cave hosts selenite crystals up to 14m x 2m in length and width, respectively. These crystals formed underwater where the hot and calcium carbonate and sulfides saturated fluids transported through the Naica fault, mixed with colder fluids originating from the surface. It is estimated that the crystals have been growing for about one million years.

Alternative Label Names

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Naica Mine
Naica Mine, Naica Mun De Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

88 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Bustamite
Formula: CaMn2+(Si2O6)
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.;
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rock Currier
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Kobellite
Formula: Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Nuffieldite
Formula: Cu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Rhodonite ?
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Rhodonite var: Fowlerite ?
Formula: (Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Yves Masson
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Tintinaite
Formula: Pb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Panczner(1987): 98-351.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report
Zoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Querol, F., 1986 Internal Penoles Mineralogical Report

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Boulangerite'2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
'Bournonite'2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cinnabar'2.CD.15aHgS
'Cosalite'2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Kobellite2.HB.10aPb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Nuffieldite2.JB.25gCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Tintinaite2.HB.10aPb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
Ullmannite2.EB.25NiSbS
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Todorokite4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aurichalcite'5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
'Copiapite'7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hydroniumjarosite7.BC.10(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Conichalcite'8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
'Andradite'9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Bustamite'9.DG.05CaMn2+(Si2O6)
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Ilvaite9.BE.07CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Palygorskite9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Rhodonite ?9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
var: Fowlerite ?9.DK.05(Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Zoisite9.BG.10{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
K Feldspar-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Nuffieldite3.3.4.1Cu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Cosalite3.5.9.1Pb2Bi2S5
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Kobellite3.6.19.1Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Tintinaite3.6.19.2Pb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Ilvaite56.2.3.3CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Zoisite58.2.1b.1{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Bustamite65.2.1.2CaMn2+(Si2O6)
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite ?65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Palygorskite74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hydroniumjarosite-(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Rhodonite
var: Fowlerite ?
-(Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Rhodonite (var: Fowlerite)(Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O HematiteFe2O3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Rhodonite (var: Fowlerite)(Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CosalitePb2Bi2S5
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
S UllmanniteNiSbS
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Rhodonite (var: Fowlerite)(Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn BustamiteCaMn2+(Si2O6)
Mn Rhodonite (var: Fowlerite)(Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Rhodonite (var: Fowlerite)(Mn2+,Zn,Ca)SiO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Sb NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MercuryHg
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Bi KobellitePb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2
Bi NuffielditeCu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Bi TintinaitePb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2434495

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Conglomerate

Reference: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Conjunto de Datos Vectoriales Geológicos. Continuo Nacional. Escala 1:1’000,000. [63]

Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 3184329
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Sierra Madre Occidental

Lithology: Ignimbrite(s); 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]

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References

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USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10111567 & 10181941.
Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Panczner(1987): 98, 109, 121, 166, 168, 171, 182, 195, 201, 221, 267, 277, 311, 351
Mining Annual Review (1985): 332-333.
Geology and Geochemistry of Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico, Ruiz, Barton, SME-AIME, 1985
Lauritzen, S.-E. (2009): Krystallgrotta i Naica. Stein 36 (3): 6-14 ( in Norwegian)

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