Moctezuma Mine (Bambolla Mine), Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 48' North , 109° 40' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||29.80000,-109.66667|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sonoran Desert, North America|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mina la Bambolla, Moctezuma, Mun. de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico|
A gold-tellurium mine, famous for a wealth of secondary tellurium minerals.
Note: The nearby Bambollita mine (http://www.mindat.org/loc-2361.html) is only approximately 1/2 mile lower down on the hill from the Moctezuma (Bambolla) mine.
80 valid minerals. 15 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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2.588 - 66 Ma
|Miocene - Oligocene|
5.333 - 33.9 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)
Comments: Sierra Madre Occidental
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.