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San Juan de Rayas Mine (Rayas Mine; Reyes Mine), Guanajuato, Guanajuato Municipality, Guanajuato, Mexicoi
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San Juan de Rayas Mine (Rayas Mine; Reyes Mine)Mine
Guanajuato- not defined -
Guanajuato MunicipalityMunicipality
GuanajuatoState
MexicoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
21° North , 101° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
Locality type:


This must be the San Juan de Rayas Mine
Ref.: Rocks & Min.: 14:309. A silver-gold mine on the Veta Madre.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: [MinRec 25:58, 7:187, 7:188, 18:433, 18:366-367, 14:386, 17:341]
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 94.
Argyrodite
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Habit: Mat of microscopic xls
Colour: grey
Fluorescence: none
Description: A few specimens with Stephanites were recovered from level 470
Reference: No reference listed
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 105.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 131.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Habit: Twinned and modified pseudo tetrahedrons to 5mm
Colour: yellow
Fluorescence: none
Description: associated with excellent polybasites
Reference: Panczner (1987): 152.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 182-282.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Panczner (1987): 182-282.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 105.
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Reference: Panczner (1987): 182-282.
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: No reference listed
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Habit: Pseudo hexagonal plates to 6 cm
Colour: black
Fluorescence: none
Description: Fine large crystals with chalcopyrite.
Reference: No reference listed
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 306.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 182-282.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Richard Dale Collection
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Habit: wedge shaped xls to .5 cm
Colour: lustrous black
Fluorescence: none
Description: Occurred with Argyrodite on 470 level
Reference: Panczner (1987): 358.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Panczner (1987): 364.
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Reference: Panczner (1987): 373.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Argyrodite2.BA.70Ag8GeS6
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Naumannite2.BA.55Ag2Se
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Stilbite subgroup'-

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Naumannite2.4.1.2Ag2Se
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Argyrodite2.5.6.1Ag8GeS6
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
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.
var: Amethyst-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
SSulfur
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S AcanthiteAg2S
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
GeGermanium
Ge ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
SeSelenium
Se NaumanniteAg2Se
AgSilver
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag ArgyroditeAg8GeS6
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag NaumanniteAg2Se
SbAntimony
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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