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Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 0' North , 101° 16' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 21.00000,-101.26667
GeoHash:G#: 9exzrwgvg
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


A silver-gold mine reaching a depth of at least 1,800 feet [548m].

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: No reference listed
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: dan weinrich
'K Feldspar var: Valencianite'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Lindgren, W. (1898). ART. L.--Orthoclase as gangue mineral in a fissure vein. American Journal of Science (1880-1910), 5(30), 418.
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Milarite
Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Selenopolybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
Reference: Gunnar Färber
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Panczner (1987): 79-364.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Selenopolybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Milarite9.CM.05K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
K Feldspar-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'var: Valencianite'-KAlSi3O8
Stilbite subgroup-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Selenopolybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
ø = 4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 63 - CYCLOSILICATES Condensed Rings
Condensed Rings (Milarite - Osumilite group)
Milarite63.2.1a.12K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
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 with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)-KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'var: Valencianite'-KAlSi3O8
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
BeBeryllium
Be MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O K Feldspar (var: Valencianite)KAlSi3O8
FFluorine
F Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Al K Feldspar (var: Valencianite)KAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si K Feldspar (var: Valencianite)KAlSi3O8
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S Selenopolybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
S SphaleriteZnS
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
K MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
K K Feldspar (var: Valencianite)KAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu Selenopolybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As Selenopolybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
SeSelenium
Se Selenopolybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag Selenopolybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
Ag SilverAg
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
SbAntimony
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb Selenopolybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4

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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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]

Paleogene
23.03 - 66 Ma



ID: 2439360

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Conglomerate

Reference: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Conjunto de Datos Vectoriales Geológicos. Continuo Nacional. Escala 1:1’000,000. [63]

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

References

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Panczner, William D. (1987) Minerals of Mexico: 79, 131, 152, 236, 249, 273, 303, 306, 323, 329, 343, 352, 358, 364.
Rocks & Minerals, 14, 308-309.


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