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Hardscrabble Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Hardscrabble MineMine
Magdalena DistrictMining District
Socorro Co.County
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USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 6' 48'' North , 107° 11' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Magdalena911 (2017)4.3km
Lemitar330 (2011)26.9km
Polvadera269 (2011)27.3km
Chamizal101 (2011)28.5km
Socorro8,722 (2017)28.8km


Structure: Hardscrabble Fault Strikes N 30 E And Forms The Eastern Boundary Of A Large Limestone Inclusion In The Anchor Canyon Stock.

Alteration: Ore Deposits Occur In And Adjacent To A Highly Metamorphozed Limestone Inclusion.

Deposit: 2 claims covering 31.8 acres.

Rock formation(s): Anchor Canyon Stock
Kelly Limestone;Magdalena Group


Ore(s): Mineralized Solutions Rose Along Faults And Replaced Favorable Host Rock.


Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Rex Nelson, field collector
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcoalumite
Formula: CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Reference: Virgil Lueth, New Mexico Bureau of Geology, Mineral Museum director
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Ray DeMark, personal correspondence; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
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: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
'Wad'
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcoalumite7.DD.75CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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
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)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chalcoalumite31.3.1.1CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
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'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Loughlin, G.F., Koschmann, A.H. (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 200, 168 pages.
Northrop, S.A., La Bruzza, F.A. (1996) Minerals of New Mexico. 3rd ed., University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 346 pages.
The Mineralogical Record: 20(1): 13-24.
Lindgren, W., Graton, L.C., Gordon, C.H. (1910) U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 68, at pp. 241-258.
Blakestad, R.B., Jr. (1978) Nmbmmr Ofr-43, 127 pages.
Lindgren, W., Graton, L.C., and Gordon, C.H., (1910) USGS Pp 68, P. 241-258
Loughlin, G.F., and Koschmann, A.H., (1942) USGS Pp 200, 168 Pages
Blakestad, R.B., Jr., (1978) Nmbmmr Ofr-43, 127 Pages

USGS MRDS Record:10087570
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