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Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosí, Mexicoi
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Charcas MunicipalityMunicipality
San Luis PotosíState
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PlacePopulation
Charcas12,748 (2018)
Cañada Verde664 (2018)
Álvaro Obregón (Estación los Charcos)574 (2014)
Fátima353 (2018)
Pocitos341 (2013)
La Trinidad339 (2018)


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Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Yves Masson specimen
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Yves Masson specimen
'Apophyllite'
Habit: dipyramidal with short prisms
Colour: colorless, pale pink
Description: Sharp, lustrous semi-transparent crystals to 4 cm
Reference: Peter Megaw
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Dr. Walter S. Bowser collection
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Peter Megaw
'Axinite Group'
Reference: Richard Gunter Collection
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Panczner (1987): 119.
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 78
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Panczner (1987): 164.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Datolite var: Bakerite
Formula: Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Norman KIng
Iron
Formula: Fe
Description: Widmanstätten pattern in both Charcas and Descubridora fragments
Reference: Fletcher, L. (1890) On the Mexican Meteorites, with especial regard to the occurrence of wide-spread meteoritic showers. Mineralogical Magazine 9 (42):91-180. [Cf., esp. 160-162] (Aug 1890); Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Description: Widmanstätten pattern in both Charcas and Descubridora fragments
Reference: Fletcher, L. (1890) On the Mexican Meteorites, with especial regard to the occurrence of wide-spread meteoritic showers. Mineralogical Magazine 9 (42):91-180. [Cf., esp. 160-162] (Aug 1890); Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Description: Somewhat hardened oxidation veins, sometime altered by heating.
Reference: Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Panczner(1987):262.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Cal Graeber and Luis Dominguez specimens
Nifontovite
Formula: Ca3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2
'Plessite'
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Ferruginous Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Karel Bal Collection
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 177.
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Description: In the Catorce fragment (Fletcher,1890). As 20-50 µ wide grain boundary precipitates, as 5-10 µ vermicular bodies in plessite, and as rhabdites (Buchwald, 1975).
Reference: Fletcher, L. (1890) On the Mexican Meteorites, with especial regard to the occurrence of wide-spread meteoritic showers. Mineralogical Magazine 9 (42):91-180. [Cf., esp. 160-162] (Aug 1890); Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy (Bakerite)
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Fletcher, L. (1890) On the Mexican Meteorites, with especial regard to the occurrence of wide-spread meteoritic showers. Mineralogical Magazine 9 (42):91-180. [Cf., esp. 160-162] (Aug 1890); Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Description: Common as 5-15 mm nodules & as lenticular-rhombohedral bodies [~4 x 1 mm, usually] (Buchwald, 1975.)
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press. 1418 pages.; http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/35874/vol3-Ri-Ro(LO).pdf#page=14

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Daubréelite2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 3 - Halides
Bromargyrite3.AA.15AgBr
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Citrine4.DA.05SiO2
var: Ferruginous Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 6 - Borates
Nifontovite6.CA.50Ca3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
var: Melanite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Danburite9.FA.65CaB2Si2O8
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
var: Bakerite9.AJ.20Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Axinite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Plessite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

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
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Daubréelite2.10.1.11Fe2+Cr3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Bromargyrite9.1.4.2AgBr
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 26 - HYDRATED BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Triborates
Nifontovite26.3.7.1Ca3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2
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
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
var: Bakerite54.2.1b.1Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
Danburite56.3.1.1CaB2Si2O8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Andradite
var: Melanite
-Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Apophyllite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Axinite Group'-
Iron-Fe
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Plessite'-
Quartz
var: Citrine
-SiO2
var: Ferruginous Quartz-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NifontoviteCa3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
BBoron
B DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
B NifontoviteCa3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
B Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
O NifontoviteCa3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O Quartz (var: Ferruginous Quartz)SiO2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
NaSodium
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Quartz (var: Ferruginous Quartz)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S CinnabarHgS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Ca NifontoviteCa3B6O6(OH)12(H2O)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Datolite (var: Bakerite)Ca4(H5B5Si3O20)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
BrBromine
Br BromargyriteAgBr
AgSilver
Ag BromargyriteAgBr
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

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