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Cuchillo Negro District, Sierra Cuchillo (Cuchillo Negro Mts), Sierra Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Cuchillo Negro DistrictMining District
Sierra Cuchillo (Cuchillo Negro Mts)Sierra
Sierra Co.County
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USACountry

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33° North , 107° West (est.)
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Margin of Error:
~4km
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41 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Patrick E. Haynes
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Patrick Haynes
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Dolomite Group'
Formula: AM2+(CO3)2
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
'Duftite-Mottramite Series'
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Geerite
Formula: Cu8S5
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. Acquired from e-Shop minerals.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Saathoff Collection, DeMark Collection
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Patrick Haynes
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Pseudobrookite
Formula: Fe2TiO5
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Ramsdellite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Twenty-First Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Geerite2.BA.05Cu8S5
Idaite2.CB.15aCu5FeS6
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pseudobrookite4.CB.15Fe2TiO5
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Ramsdellite4.DB.15aMn4+O2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Dolomite Group'-AM2+(CO3)2
'Duftite-Mottramite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Idaite2.9.14.1Cu5FeS6
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Ramsdellite4.4.7.1Mn4+O2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB2X5
Pseudobrookite7.7.1.1Fe2TiO5
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Dolomite Group'-AM2+(CO3)2
'Duftite-Mottramite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Geerite-Cu8S5
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C Dolomite GroupAM2+(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O CerussitePbCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CupriteCu2O
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O RamsdelliteMn4+O2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Dolomite GroupAM2+(CO3)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S IdaiteCu5FeS6
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S PyriteFeS2
S GeeriteCu8S5
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
MnManganese
Mn RamsdelliteMn4+O2
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IdaiteCu5FeS6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu IdaiteCu5FeS6
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu GeeriteCu8S5
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

References

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