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Potosí Mine (El Potosí Mine), Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexicoi
Regional Level Types
Potosí Mine (El Potosí Mine)Mine
Francisco Portillo- not defined -
West Camp- not defined -
Santa Eulalia DistrictDistrict
Mun. de Aquiles SerdánMunicipality
Chihuahua- not defined -
MexicoCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Mina El Potosí
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 36' 20'' North , 105° 52' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.60556,-105.87167
GeoHash:G#: 9thdwz6x7
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Santo Domingo399 (2018)0.2km
Santa Eulalia7,135 (2018)2.0km
San Guillermo979 (2018)6.2km
Ninguno [CERESO]2,010 (2014)6.7km
Rancho Enmedio (Estación Müller)206 (2014)15.2km


All of the rhodochrosite from the West Camp of the Santa Eulalia District comes from the Potosi Mine (Mina El Potosi) and except for some palid material from the A-10 or Inglaterra Orebody (NOT Condesa) all of the good rhodochrosite from the district comes from the main silicate orebody which extends from between the 8th and 9th levels down to the 11th level of the Mine. Principal access to the orebody was on the 10th level.

The main silicate orebody is an unusual calcic-iron skarn body composed of a prograde assemblage of finely banded manganoan hedenbergite and manganoan fayalite that on retrograde alteration (hydration) was altered to chlorite (clinochlore and cronstedtite), quartz, ilvaite, and rhodochrosite. The retrograde event generated abundant voids into which rhodochrosite, fluorite, hübnerite, quartz and abundant rare species grew.

The rhodochrosite from this orebody shows a bewildering range of habits from pale pink botryoidal crusts (often on glassy hisingerite which gets misidentified as a wide range of species, including coal(!)) through simple rhombohedra to complex elongate scalenohedra with rhombohedral terminations. Typically the more elongate habits are gemmier.

There are a number of other calcic-iron skarn bodies in the West Camp, but only the A-10/Inglaterra Orebody has any decently crystallized rhodochrosite
(Ref.: Panczner (1987): 150, 210, 220.)

NOTE: Panczner distinguishes between this mine and a Potosí mine at Aquiles Serdán. However, there is only one Potosi Mine at Santa Eulalia. It sits at the small miners' community of Francisco Portillo which is more properly considered a neighborhood of the town of Aquiles Serdan (Formerly Santa Eulalia) which is the governmental seat of the Municipio of Aquiles Serdán. [pers. comm., Kevin Conroy, 2017].

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


54 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Peter Megaw Collection
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Argentopyrite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: Peter Megaw Collection
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 150, 210, 220.; Panczner (1987):94-366.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Peter Megaw Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 150, 210, 220.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Creedite
Formula: Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987): 150, 210, 220.; Panczner (1987):94-366.
Cronstedtite
Formula: Fe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: No reference listed
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rock Currier
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Panczner (1987): 150, 210, 220.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987): 150, 210, 220.
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Hedyphane
Formula: Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rob Lavinsky
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Jeanbandyite
Formula: Fe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
Reference: Peter Megaw Collection
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Legrandite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rob Lavinsky
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Natanite
Formula: Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Peter Megaw Collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rock Currier
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rock Currier
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rock Currier
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 150, 210, 220.; Panczner (1987):94-366.
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rock Currier
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.; Rock Currier
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Panczner (1987):94-366.
Wickmanite
Formula: Mn2+[Sn(OH)6]
Reference: Peter Megaw Collection
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Peter Megaw Collection
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Peter Hargis

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Argentopyrite2.CB.65AgFe2S3
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Creedite3.CG.15Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chalcophanite4.FL.20(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Jeanbandyite4.FC.15Fe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Natanite4.FC.10Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Citrine4.DA.05SiO2
Wickmanite4.FC.10Mn2+[Sn(OH)6]
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Kutnohorite5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Corkite8.BL.05PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hedyphane8.BN.05Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
Legrandite8.DC.10Zn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Cronstedtite9.ED.15Fe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Fayalite9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Helvine9.FB.10Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Hisingerite9.ED.10Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Ilvaite9.BE.07CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Argentopyrite2.9.13.2AgFe2S3
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Jeanbandyite6.3.7.3Fe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
Natanite6.3.6.3Fe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Wickmanite6.3.6.1Mn2+[Sn(OH)6]
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 12 - COMPOUND HALIDES
Miscellaneous
Creedite12.1.4.1Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Hedyphane41.8.2.1Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Legrandite42.6.4.1Zn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Corkite43.4.1.2PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Ilvaite56.2.3.3CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Cronstedtite71.1.4.7Fe2+2Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Hisingerite71.1.5.2Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
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 Feldspathoids and related species
Helvine76.2.4.1Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)-KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Quartz
var: Citrine
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
H IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
H NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
H LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
H WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
BeBeryllium
Be HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CerussitePbCO3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
O HübneriteMnWO4
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
O IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
O MiniumPb3O4
O NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
O LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
O WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
FFluorine
F CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
F FluoriteCaF2
F Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Si IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Si Quartz (var: Citrine)SiO2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
PPhosphorus
P CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S RealgarAs4S4
S SulphurS8
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ClChlorine
Cl HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Mn HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Mn WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe CronstedtiteFe22+Fe3+((Si,Fe3+)2O5)(OH)4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Fe IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Fe JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
Fe ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O
Zn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
AsArsenic
As HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As RealgarAs4S4
As LegranditeZn2(AsO4)(OH) · H2O
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag ArgentopyriteAgFe2S3
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
SnTin
Sn NataniteFe2+[Sn(OH)6]
Sn JeanbandyiteFe3+xFe2+1-xSn(OH)6-xOx (1 ≥ x > 0.5)
Sn WickmaniteMn2+[Sn(OH)6]
SbAntimony
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb HedyphaneCa2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MiniumPb3O4
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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: 2431880

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Hewitt (1968)
Panczner (1987) 94, 98, 101, 118, 128, 141, 165, 169, 172, 191, 195, 200, 226, 227, 231, 234-236, 239, 248, 263, 274, 275, 281, 297, 310, 316, 319, 321, 328, 330, 339, 348, 350, 366.
Megaw (1990)


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