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Nitt Shaft, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Nitt ShaftGroup of Shafts
Magdalena DistrictMining District
Socorro Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 5' 44'' North , 107° 12' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Shafts
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Magdalena911 (2017)4.1km
Lemitar330 (2011)28.2km
Polvadera269 (2011)28.9km
Socorro8,722 (2017)29.3km
Chamizal101 (2011)30.2km


Structure: Mine Is Located Just East Of The North Striking Waldo Fault.

Alteration: Metamorphozed Shale And Limestone Near Contact With The Nitt Stock.

Deposit: Discovery year: 1900's reported in 1942 to consist of 7 claims covering about 115 acres.

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


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



The Nitt mine was owned by the Tri-Bullion Smelting & Mining Co. and comprised several claims on 115 acres. The mine was leased to the Ozark Smelting & Mining Co., owners of the Graphic-Waldo mine, from 1914-1923. Shortly after the Ozark Smelter closed in 1921, the mine was operated 1923-1930 by J. A. Macdonald of Kelly, who shipped ore to outside smelters rated at about 20% zinc, 2% copper and 2 ounces of silver to the ton. The mine consists of a shaft 300 feet deep with 4,000 feet of drifts and crosscuts over several levels between 200 and 350 feet to reach the ore, two levels connecting to the Graphic-Waldo mine.

The Nitt Mine is on private property. Permission must be obtained prior to entry.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
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.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
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.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
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.
Galena
Formula: PbS
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.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; LOUGHLIN, G.F., AND KOSCHMANN, A.H., (1942) USGS PP 200, 168 PAGES
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
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
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
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
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(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.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O HematiteFe2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., (1910) USGS PP 68, P. 241-258
LASKY, S.G., (1932) NMBMMR BULL 8, P. 33-35
LOUGHLIN, G.F., AND KOSCHMANN, A.H., (1942) USGS PP 200, 168 PAGES
ANDERSON, E.C., (1957) NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 135-139

USGS MRDS Record:10012340

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