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Copiapo Jarosite Mine, Northern Franklin Mountains, Franklin Mountains, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Copiapo Jarosite MineMine
Northern Franklin MountainsMountain Range
Franklin MountainsMountain Range
Doña Ana Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 3' 47'' North , 106° 33' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Berino1,441 (2011)6.8km
Anthony9,293 (2017)8.4km
Anthony5,517 (2017)8.8km
Vado3,194 (2011)11.9km
Westway4,188 (2011)11.9km


Replacement deposit in Magdalena series in a shear zone. 10 to 12 feet thick, 350 feet long and explored be a 200 foot inclined shaft. Contains a persistent 2 foot seam of limonite, goethite and gypsum. Banded aragonite containing some malachite.
Structure: Deposit Occurs Within A Fault Striking N 02 W And Dipping 38 Ne.

Deposit: Deposit crops out for a length of 1000 ft. And ranges from 6 ft. To 15 ft. Thick. Six unpatented claims in the 1940's.

Rock formation(s): Magdalena Group


Ore(s): Fault-Fracture Structural Control.

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9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: New Mexico Geology v. 25
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: New Mexico Geology v. 25
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Desborough, G. A., Smith, K. S., Lowers, H. A., Swayze, G. A., Hammarstrom, J. M., Diehl, S. F., Leinz, R. W. and Driscoll, R. L. (2010): Mineralogical and chemical characteristics of some natural jarosites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 1041-1056.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Desborough, G. A., Smith, K. S., Lowers, H. A., Swayze, G. A., Hammarstrom, J. M., Diehl, S. F., Leinz, R. W. and Driscoll, R. L. (2010): Mineralogical and chemical characteristics of some natural jarosites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 1041-1056.
Prosopite
Formula: CaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Reference: New Mexico Geology v. 25
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Desborough, G. A., Smith, K. S., Lowers, H. A., Swayze, G. A., Hammarstrom, J. M., Diehl, S. F., Leinz, R. W. and Driscoll, R. L. (2010): Mineralogical and chemical characteristics of some natural jarosites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 1041-1056.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Prosopite3.CD.10CaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
Aluminofluorides - Isolated Octahedra
Prosopite11.6.9.1CaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
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
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

References

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Desborough, G. A., Smith, K. S., Lowers, H. A., Swayze, G. A., Hammarstrom, J. M., Diehl, S. F., Leinz, R. W. and Driscoll, R. L. (2010): Mineralogical and chemical characteristics of some natural jarosites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 74: 1041-1056.
NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains.
New Mexico Geology v. 25.
Dunham, K.C., (1935) Nmbmmr Bull 11, P. 243-244
Kottlowski, F.E., (1960) Nmbmmr Geologic Map Gm-14

Other Databases

USGS MRDS Record:10012961

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North America PlateTectonic Plate

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