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Barlejon No. 2 prospect, Capitan District, Capitan Mountains, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Barlejon No. 2 prospectProspect
Capitan DistrictMining District
Capitan MountainsMountain Range
Lincoln Co.County
New MexicoState

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 36' 39'' North , 105° 28' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
Capitan1,392 (2017)11.7km
Ruidoso Downs2,586 (2017)33.6km
Ruidoso7,739 (2017)36.1km
Carrizozo941 (2017)37.5km

Structure: Rio Grande Rift Lincoln County Porphyry Belt

Deposit: .03-.39% u3o8..03-.39% u3o8, 8 times background radioactivity.

Deposit type: Alkaline complex associated zircon

Ore(s): Breccia Zone

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Reference: NMBMMR OFR 183
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 183
Quartz var. Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 183


List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var. Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var. Smoky Quartz

List of minerals for each chemical element

O Quartz var. Smoky QuartzSiO2
O QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz var. Smoky QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2


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New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open File Report 183.
Mclemore, V.T., (1981), New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Open-file Report 155, 267 P

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Link to USGS MRDS:10111407
Link to USGS MRDS:10272019

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