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Peña Colorada Mine, Peña Colorada, Mun. de Manzanillo, Colima, Mexicoi
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Peña Colorada MineMine
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Mun. de ManzanilloMunicipality
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Name(s) in local language(s):Peña Colorada
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 22' 59'' North , 104° 5' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 19.38333,-104.08334
GeoHash:G#: 9emyr88u4
Owned/operated by:ArcelorMittal
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Benito Juárez de Peña Colorada (El Poblado)918 (2014)2.5km
Minatitlán4,691 (2015)2.5km
Minatitlán4,588 (2018)3.5km
El Platanar164 (2014)4.8km
Cerro Prieto216 (2018)5.0km


Iron deposit with three different mineralized horizons, two stratabound and the third is a sub-vertical breccia body. They are made up mainly by magnetite, hematite, pyrite, pyrrothite, grossular, hedembergite, apatite, etc. Contains 39% of iron ore reserves in Mexico in open pits.

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13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Habit: prismatic
Colour: yellow
Description: Prismatic, subhedral crystals intergrown with magnetite and hedenbergite
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.; R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.; R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Habit: prismatic
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.; R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.; R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.; R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.; R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.; R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
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)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
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
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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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Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 2440188

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone

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

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3185961
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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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- Panczner(1987):257.
- Tritlla, J.; Camprubí, A.; Centeno, E.; Corona-Esquivel, R.; Iriondo, A.; Sánchez-Martínez. S.; Gasca-Durán, A.; Cienfuegos-Alvarado, E. y Morales-Puente, P. (2003).- “Estructura y Edad del depósito de Peña Colorada (Colima)”. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol. 20, nº 3, pp 182-201
R.Corona-Esquivel. J.Trill/a. A.Camprubi. E.Centeno. J.Reche. P.Morales & E.CienJuegos (2001) New data 00 the origin of the Pella Colorada iron deposit (Colima, Mexico): Orthomagmatic vs. skarn. in Mineral Deposits at the Beginning of the 21st Century. edited by A. Piestrzynski pp889-892


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