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Chispas Mine (Pedrazzini mine), Arizpe, Mun. de Arizpe, Sonora, Mexicoi
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Chispas Mine (Pedrazzini mine)Mine
Arizpe- not defined -
Mun. de ArizpeMunicipality
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Name(s) in local language(s):Mina las Chipas, Arizpe, Mun. de Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 20' North , 110° 11' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.33333,-110.18333
GeoHash:G#: 9t3ssdnbq
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Arizpe1,718 (2018)1.7km
Buenavista104 (2013)13.8km
Chinapa180 (2018)18.4km
Sinoquipe379 (2018)20.6km
Bacanuchi206 (2018)30.3km


A silver mine located in the Veta de Las Chispas (Las Chispas vein). Started in the 1880's and closed about 1907. Owned by the Pedrazzini Gold and Silver Mining Co.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Habit: Blocky cubes to 4cm Elongated skeletal prisms
Colour: Black
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.; Mineral Record (208) 39:6 pp41-50
Boleite
Formula: KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.; Mineral Record (208) 39:6 pp41-50
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Description: May all actually be polybasite. Ores are rich in antimony.
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
'Percylite'
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Habit: Short pseudohexagonal prisms and tablets to 12 cm
Colour: Black
Reference: Dana 7:I:360; Panczner(1987):83-359.; Mineral Record (208) 39:6 pp41-50
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.; Mineral Record (208) 39:6 pp41-50
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Schwartzembergite
Formula: Pb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Reference: Panczner(1987):83-359.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Dana 7:I:360; Panczner(1987):83-359.; Mineral Record (208) 39:6 pp41-50
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Habit: Pseudo-hexagonal "poker chips" to 5cm, thick prisms to 12cm.
Colour: black
Reference: Dana 7:I:360.; Mineral Record (208) 39:6 pp41-50

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Group 3 - Halides
Boleite3.DB.15KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Schwartzembergite4.KB.10Pb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Percylite'-

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
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
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
AmBn(O,OH)pXq
Boleite10.6.6.1KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 22 - IODATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Schwartzembergite22.1.3.1Pb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Percylite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
H SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
O CalciteCaCO3
O SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S AcanthiteAg2S
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cl SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
KPotassium
K BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
AgSilver
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag SilverAg
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
IIodine
I SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Pb SchwartzembergitePb5H2(IO2)O4Cl3

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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Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 2436513

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 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]

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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Dana 7:I:360; Panczner(1987):83,117,134,154,158, 198,214,294,300,308,337,346,359.
Terry Wallace (2008) Famous Mineral Localities: The Las Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico. Mineralogical Record 39:6 pp41-50


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