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Pinos Altos Mine, Pinos Altos, Mun. de Ocampo, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 16' 18'' North , 108° 18' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.27190,-108.30704
GeoHash:G#: 9t4bz6tpz
Owned/operated by:Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


The open-pit and underground mining operation is in the mountainous Sierra Madre gold and silver belt of northern Mexico. Mining began in 2009 and is expected to continue until 2026.

Regions containing this locality

Sonoran Desert, North America

Desert - 1,138 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Panmczner(1987):78.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: http://www.agnicoeagle.com/en/Operations/Southern-Operations/Pinos-Altos/Pages/default.aspx
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: http://www.agnicoeagle.com/en/Operations/Southern-Operations/Pinos-Altos/Pages/default.aspx
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
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

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 2430274

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Acidic igneous extrusive

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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Panczner (1987):78.

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