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Vindicator group (Vindicator-West Contact group [1890's]; Vindicator and West Contact; Vindicator Mine), Cuchillo Negro District, Sierra Cuchillo (Cuchillo Negro Mts), Sierra Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Vindicator group (Vindicator-West Contact group [1890's]; Vindicator and West Contact; Vindicator Mine)- not defined -
Cuchillo Negro DistrictMining District
Sierra Cuchillo (Cuchillo Negro Mts)Sierra
Sierra Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 21' 43'' North , 107° 36' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Williamsburg425 (2017)39.7km
Hot Springs Landing110 (2011)40.3km
Truth or Consequences6,079 (2017)41.6km
Las Palomas173 (2011)43.7km
Elephant Butte1,431 (2011)45.5km


A former Cu-Pb-Zn occurrence/mine.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Patrick E. Haynes
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Patrick E. Haynes
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Patrick Haynes
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Habit: microscopic black dipyramidal crystals, green and black smears and black dendrites.
Colour: black and green
Fluorescence: none
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
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 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
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(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 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O CerussitePbCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O QuartzSiO2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O HematiteFe2O3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)

References

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USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10011727 & 10175649.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0350510541.

USGS MRDS Record:10011727

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