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Copper Rose Mine (Rose Mine; McGregor Mine; Copper Glance Mine; Potosi Mine), San Lorenzo, Georgetown District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Copper Rose Mine (Rose Mine; McGregor Mine; Copper Glance Mine; Potosi Mine)Mine
San Lorenzo- not defined -
Georgetown DistrictMining District
Grant Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 46' 56'' North , 107° 57' 43'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.78222,-107.96222
GeoHash:G#: 9tg4rrb63
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Igneous dike in limestone.
Known for copper pseudomorphs after azurite


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"; Snow, Charles H (1893) Copper Crystallizations at the Copper Glance and Potosi Mine Grant County New Mexico American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Coal Division 21:308-313
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"; Snow, Charles H (1893) Copper Crystallizations at the Copper Glance and Potosi Mine Grant County New Mexico American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Coal Division 21:308-313
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"
'Limestone'
Reference: Snow, Charles H (1893) Copper Crystallizations at the Copper Glance and Potosi Mine Grant County New Mexico American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Coal Division 21:308-313
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Timothy Hanson, 1994 Mineralogical Record pp 195-202 "Copper Roses from the Rose Mine, Near San Lorenzo, New Mexico"

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Turquoise'8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limestone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limestone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Mississippian - Devonian
323.2 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2901046
Mississippian and Devonian rocks, undivided

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Helms Formation; Rancheria Formation; Las Cruces Formation; Lake Valley Limestone; Caballero Formation; Percha Shale; Contadero Formation; Sly Gap Formation; Onate Formation; Canutillo Formation

Description: Includes Helms, Rancheria, Las Cruces, Lake Valley, and Caballero Formations and Escabrosa Group (Mississippian); Percha Shale, Contadero, Sly Gap, and Onate Formations of south-central New Mexico, and Canutillo Formation of northern Franklin Mountains and Bishops Cap area (Devonian).

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:{limestone,shale,sandstone}, Minor:{siltstone}, Incidental:{chert, black shale}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Snow, Charles H (1893) Copper Crystallizations at the Copper Glance and Potosi Mine Grant County New Mexico American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Coal Division 21:308-313
Hanson, T.A. (1994). "Copper roses from the Rose Mine near San Lorenzo, New Mexico." Mineralogical Record, 25(3),pp:195-202.
Wilson, M.L. (1995). "Copper and Cuprite Pseudomorphs after Azurite From the Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico." Annals of Carnegie Museum Vol 64 Number 1, pp 35-50 February 1995. (Link below)

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