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Petroglyph Mine (Miners Dream Mine), Hillsboro, Hillsboro District, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Petroglyph Mine (Miners Dream Mine)Mine
Hillsboro- not defined -
Hillsboro DistrictMining District
Sierra Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 56' 0'' North , 107° 32' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hillsboro124 (2011)2.5km
Oasis149 (2011)21.2km
Caballo112 (2011)22.6km
Arrey232 (2011)23.1km
Las Palomas173 (2011)27.1km


A former Pb-V-Zn occurrence/mine located 2.5 km (1.6 miles) NE of Hillsboro.

Workings visible from the surface (January 2008) include a small inclined opening on the south end, which quickly drops vertically (ladder length deep). A shaft, of unknown depth, is located not far to the north and a second shaft is open in line with the other two openings. Overall, the length of the area containing the openings is about 100 feet (30 meters), or less. The surface around the northernmost opening has the remnants of a small ore pile on its western side. The overall footprint of the mine is barely visible from the highway despite the fact that it is near the top of an open hillside.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite ?
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p59
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Saathoff collection, Cone collection, Beyer collection
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p59
Melanotekite ?
Formula: Pb2Fe3+2(Si2O7)O2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Don Saathoff collection
'Mimetite-Vanadinite Series'
Reference: Michael C Michayluk collection
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Raspite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p59
Vanadinite var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Wad'
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:147-151
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p59
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 p59

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Raspite4.DG.20Pb(WO4)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite ?7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Melanotekite ?9.BE.80Pb2Fe3+2(Si2O7)O2
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Mimetite-Vanadinite Series'-
'Wad'-

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 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite ?28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Raspite48.1.4.1Pb(WO4)
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
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Melanotekite ?56.2.10.1Pb2Fe3+2(Si2O7)O2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Mimetite-Vanadinite Series'-
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O BaryteBaSO4
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O RaspitePb(WO4)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O MelanotekitePb2Fe23+(Si2O7)O2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MelanotekitePb2Fe23+(Si2O7)O2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S AnglesitePbSO4
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MelanotekitePb2Fe23+(Si2O7)O2
CuCopper
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W RaspitePb(WO4)
PbLead
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb RaspitePb(WO4)
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MelanotekitePb2Fe23+(Si2O7)O2

References

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Mineralogical Record (1989): 20(1): 59.
Collecting microminerals on the dumps of the Petroglyph mine, Hillsboro District, Sierra County, New Mexico. Rocks & Minerals (2006): 81: 147-151.
Northrop, S.A. and LaBruzza, F.A. (1996), Minerals of New Mexico, revised Third Edition.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10011611 & 10248427.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0350510289.

USGS MRDS Record:10011611
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