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St. Cloud Mine, Chloride, Chloride District, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
St. Cloud MineMine
Chloride- not defined -
Chloride DistrictMining District
Sierra Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 19' 14'' North , 107° 42' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Williamsburg425 (2017)44.4km
Hillsboro124 (2011)46.2km
Truth or Consequences6,079 (2017)47.1km
Las Palomas173 (2011)47.4km
Hot Springs Landing110 (2011)47.5km


Mined 1884-1890's. Exploration in 1968 discovered orebody at 450 feet.
Structure: Northwest Trending Vein Offset By North Trending Fault System.

Alteration: Silicified Limestone And Some Weak Contact Metamorphism.

Deposit: Discovery Year: 1880'S

Geology: For regional geology see black range district.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Reference: Northrup, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Geerite
Formula: Cu8S5
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Betekhtinite2.BE.05(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Geerite2.BA.05Cu8S5
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Miscellaneous
Betekhtinite2.16.8.1(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Geerite-Cu8S5

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
S GeeriteCu8S5
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Cu GeeriteCu8S5
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb Betekhtinite(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Lindgren, W., Graton, L.C. and Gordon, C.H., (1910) USGS Pp 68, P. 260-266
Harley, G.T., (1934) Nmbmmr Bull 10, P.72-85
Maxwell, C.H. and Heyl, A.V., (1980) Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, Vol 1, No 2, P. 129-133

USGS MRDS Record:10107967
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