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El Paso Mine, Franklin Mts (Franklin Range), El Paso Co., Texas, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 56' 9'' North , 106° 29' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.93597,-106.48778
GeoHash:G#: 9tsm8vcbw
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey,2005,Mineral Resources Data System :U.S. Geological Survey,Reston, Virginia

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Titanite'9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
'Topaz'9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3187209
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Carbonate

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]

Proterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2800108
Granite

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Red Bluff Granite

Description: Franklin Mtns: Red Bluff Granite, medium to coarse grained, massive, pink to red, disintegrates readily on weathering; intrudes all other Precambrian rocks. Southern Hueco Mtns.: granite coarse grained, red. (from Geologic Atlas of Texas, Van Horn-El Paso Sheet, 1968)

Comments: Original map source: Stoeser, Douglas B., Shock, Nancy, Green, Gregory N., Dumonceaux, Gayle M., and Heran, William D., 2005, Geologic Map Database of Texas, USGS, DS 170, scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{granitic}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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