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Catron Co., New Mexico, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 28' 57'' North , 107° 57' 41'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km


For many years Dick Jones, a dealer in Casa Grande, Arizona collected fluorite from a locality in Pine Canyon, Grant Co., NM. and labeled it as being from Catron Co., New Mexico. This was done to hopefully prevent others from finding the locality and competing with him. Most of it if not all was in the form of octahedral crystals that were covered with drusy quartz which he would etch off with hydrofluoric acid, and then put out in the sun to change the color to pink and red. He sold thousands of these specimens over many years. All specimens of this material should be relabeled as from Pine Canyon, Grand Co., New Mexico, USA. Raymonde De Mark, one of our New Mexican experts say that he has never seen any fluorite from Catron Co. that even looked like a good specimen.
[Rock Currier 2012]

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Alunogen

Anatase

Andradite

Anorthite

Augite

Azurite

Baryte

Beryl

Beudantite

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bixbyite

Bornite

Bromargyrite

Calcite

Carnotite

Cassiterite

var: Wood Tin

Cerianite-(Ce)

'Chabazite'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chernovite-(Y)

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Clinoclase

'Copper Stain'

Covellite

Cristobalite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

Dickite

Diopside

Durangite

Emmonsite

Epidote

Florencite-(Ce)

Fluorite

Forsterite

Galena

Gasparite-(Ce)

Goethite

Gold

Greenockite

Gypsum

Halite

'Halloysite'

Hematite

var: Martite

'Heulandite'

Hidalgoite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Jalpaite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Khademite

'Labradorite'

Lannonite (TL)

'Limonite'

Mackayite

Magnesioferrite

Magnetite

Malachite

Maxwellite (TL)

Mckinstryite

Mirabilite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

'Olivine'

Opal

Paratellurite

'Petrified Wood'

Phlogopite

Poughite

Pseudobrookite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Iris Agate

var: Moss Agate

Rajite (TL)

Rhodochrosite

Sanidine

Saponite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

'Specularite'

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stellerite

Sternbergite

'Stilbite'

Stromeyerite

Sulphur

Tellurite

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

Todorokite

Topaz

Tridymite

Tripuhyite

Tyuyamunite

'Wad'

Wilcoxite (TL)


94 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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