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Nacimiento Mountains District, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Nacimiento Mountains DistrictMining District
Sandoval Co.County
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USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 59' 38'' North , 106° 53' 49'' West
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Structure: Nacimiento, blue bird, and el cajete faults, and a major monoclinal fold

Deposit: Deposit includes the Nacimiento, Eureka, and San Miguel Mines as well as smaller mines. Reserves are for the Nacimiento Mine, the largest of the mines in the district. Production is not reported for the individual mines.

Ores(s): 1. Carbonaceous debris in permeable channel zones, 2. Schist-granite contact

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

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26 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Bayleyite
Formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Reference: NMBMMR Memoir 38 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region 1979; USGS Open-File Report 79-1510
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Liebigite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Reference: NMBMMR Memoir 38 Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region 1979; USGS Open-File Report 79-1510
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Spangolite
Formula: Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Wad'

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bayleyite5.ED.05Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Liebigite5.ED.20Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Spangolite7.DD.15Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'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
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Bayleyite15.3.3.1Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Liebigite15.3.2.1Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
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)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Spangolite31.1.5.1Cu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
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, Mixtures, etc.
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
H LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
C LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
O LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
O TenoriteCuO
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S CovelliteCuS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
ClChlorine
Cl SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu SpangoliteCu6Al(SO4)(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
UUranium
U BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
U LiebigiteCa2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 11H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O

References

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JONES, F.A., (1904), NEW MEXICO MINES AND MINERALS, NEW MEXICAN PRINTING CO., P. 187-189.
LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., (1910), USGS PP 68, P. 143-145.
SOULE, J.H., (1956), USBM IC 7740, P. 44-47.
ANDERSON, E.C., (1957), NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 108-109.
ELSTON, W.E., (1967), NMBMMR BULL 81, P. 25-29.
TALBOTT, L.W., (1974), NMGS GUIDEBOOK, 25TH FIELD CONFERENCE, P. 301-303.
WOODWARD, L.A., AND OTHERS, (1974), ECON GEOL., V. 69, P. 108-120.
WOODWARD, L.A., KAUFMAN, W.H., AND SCHUMACHER, O.L., (1974), NMGS GUIDEBOOK, 25TH FIELD CONFERENCE, P. 295-297.
McLemore, V.T., and Hoffman, G., (2005), Mineral deposits in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society, 56th Field Conference Guidebook, Geology of the Chama Basin, p. 445-456.

USGS MRDS Record:60000393

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