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Questa, Taos Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 42' 14'' North , 105° 35' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Questa1,753 (2017)0.0km
San Cristobal273 (2011)12.6km
Red River476 (2017)16.8km
Arroyo Hondo474 (2011)19.8km
Arroyo Seco1,785 (2011)20.9km


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33 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Reference: J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997)
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 71 Mineral Resources of Taos County, New Mexico; J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Junxing Zhao, Kezhang Qin, Guangming Li, and Jinxiang Li (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(1), 54-70
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeite (TL)
Formula: Na(Na2)(Fe2+2Fe3+2Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
Type Locality:
Reference: American Mineralogist, Volume 78, pages 733-745, 1993
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Fluoro-katophorite'
Formula: Na(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Rhodonite ?
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Junxing Zhao, Kezhang Qin, Guangming Li, and Jinxiang Li (2011): Geology and Exploration 47(1), 54-70
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Wad'

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Akaganeite4.DK.05(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Arfvedsonite9.DE.25[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeite (TL)9.DE.25Na(Na2)(Fe2+2Fe3+2Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
'Fluoro-katophorite'9.DE.20Na(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Rhodonite ?9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'
-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Akaganeite6.1.6.1(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
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
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite ?65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeite (TL)66.1.3c.15Na(Na2)(Fe2+2Fe3+2Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
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
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Arfvedsonite-[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fluoro-katophorite'-Na(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'
-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
H Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
LiLithium
Li Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeiteNa(Na2)(Fe22+Fe23+Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeiteNa(Na2)(Fe22+Fe23+Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
O Fluoro-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O HübneriteMnWO4
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O RutileTiO2
O Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
O Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FFluorine
F Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeiteNa(Na2)(Fe22+Fe23+Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
F Fluoro-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeiteNa(Na2)(Fe22+Fe23+Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
Na Fluoro-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
Na Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Fluoro-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Fluoro-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeiteNa(Na2)(Fe22+Fe23+Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
Si Fluoro-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Fluoro-katophoriteNa(CaNa)(Mg4Al)(AlSi7O22)F2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe Ferro-ferri-fluoro-leakeiteNa(Na2)(Fe22+Fe23+Li)(Si8O22)(F)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Fe Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
WTungsten
W HübneriteMnWO4
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Holocene - Gelasian
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2828176
Piedmont alluvial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Includes deposits of higher gradient tributaries bordering major stream valleys, alluvial veneers of the piedmont slope, and alluvial fans. May locally include uppermost Pliocene deposits.

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., Jones, G.E., and Anderson, O.J., 1997, The Digital Geologic Map of New Mexico in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0052, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{unconsolidated alluvium}

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]

Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3275096
Older alluvial fan

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Dissected and partly weathered; commonly partly mantled by residual soils. Consists mainly of glacial outwash from Proterozoic source areas; deposited within present drainages and along range front. Locally deformed and faulted. Locally, map unit may include some conglomeratic units of the Santa Fe Group (Tsc). Exposed thickness as much as 200 m

Reference: Lipman, P.W., J.C. Reed, Jr. Geologic Map of the Latir Volcanic Field and Adjacent Areas, Northern New Mexico. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1907. [173]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3187784
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

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References

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J. H. Schilling, (1956) Geology of the Questa Molybdenum Mine Area, Taos County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Bulletin 51.

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