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Eighty-Five Mine (85 Mine; Superior Mine; Dundee Mine; Jim Crow Mine), Virginia District, Lordsburg, Lordsburg District, Pyramid Mts, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Eighty-Five Mine (85 Mine; Superior Mine; Dundee Mine; Jim Crow Mine)Mine
Virginia DistrictMining District
Lordsburg- not defined -
Lordsburg DistrictMining District
Pyramid MtsMountain Range
Hidalgo Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 18' 30'' North , 108° 45' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lordsburg2,531 (2017)6.6km
Glen Acres208 (2017)8.4km
Cotton City388 (2011)27.0km
Animas237 (2011)40.2km
San Simon165 (2011)44.3km


Structure: Northeast Striking Vein Set.

Deposit: Fifty patented claims covering about 700 acres. Emerald vein (n33-65e,se) longest and most productive in district. Vein more than 1,500 m. Long and cuts both granodiorite and andesite. Total value produced was $17,250,000. Also production from 1963-1973. ; info.src : 1 pub lit; 2 unpub rept

Ore(s): Fault-Fracture Structural Control.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


19 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p57
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p57
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; Copper Handbook 1911; Bull 167 University of New Mexico, December, 1929 Vol. IV. No. 2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum no. 5465; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Copper Handbook 1911
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NMGS 21st Field Conference; Bull 167 University of New Mexico, December, 1929 Vol. IV. No. 2; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; Bull 167 University of New Mexico, December, 1929 Vol. IV. No. 2; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NMGS 21st Field Conference
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NMGS 21st Field Conference
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p57
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p57
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMGS 21st Field Conference
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
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.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p57
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: NMGS 21st Field Conference; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
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
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O HematiteFe2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CopperCu
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
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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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]

Paleocene - Late Cretaceous
56 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 2786210
Tertiary-Cretaceous andesitic to dacitic lavas and pyroclastic breccias

Age: Phanerozoic (56 - 100.5 Ma)

Description: Includes many remnants of eruptive centers in Grant and Hidalgo Counties and Upper Creatceous andesitic lavas in Sierra County.

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:{andesite,dacite}

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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Lasky, S. G., (1938), Geology and Ore Deposits of the Lordsburg Mining District, Hidalgo County, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Bull. 885, 62p.
Clark, K. F., (1970), Zoning, Paragenesis, and Temperatures of Formation in the Lordsburg District: in New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook, 21st Field Conf., Tyrone-big Hatchet Mountains-florida Mountains Region, P 107.
Jones, F. A., (1907), the Lordsburg Mining Region, New Mexico: Eng. Mining Jour. V 84, P 445.
Lindgren, W., Graton, L. C., and Gordon, C. H., (1910), the Ore Deposits of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Prof. Paper 68, P. 335.
Youtz, R.B., (1931) USBM Ic-6413, 26 Pages
Anderson, E.C., (1957) Nmbmmr Bull 39, P. 85-88
Flege, R.F., (1959) Nmbmmr Bull 62, P. 26-29
Thorman, C.H., and Drewes, H., (1978) USGS Misc. Geologic Investigations Map, I-1151

USGS MRDS Record:10010005
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