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Black Knife Group (Prospectors Delight Mine), Iron Mountain No. 2 District, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Black Knife Group (Prospectors Delight Mine)- not defined -
Iron Mountain No. 2 DistrictMining District
Sierra Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 21' 10'' North , 107° 35' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Williamsburg425 (2017)38.6km
Hot Springs Landing110 (2011)39.4km
Truth or Consequences6,079 (2017)40.6km
Las Palomas173 (2011)42.6km
Elephant Butte1,431 (2011)44.5km


Structure: Slightly Folded Sedimentary Rocks Strike N 20 W And Dip 25 Ne. Axes Of Small Folds Pitch Down Dip.

Alteration: Silicified Limestone Along Contact With Porphyry, Sometimes Garnetized.

Deposit: Deposits occur As pods and shoots along limestone-porphyry contact in cross fractures located mainly in the tops of slightly folded limestone. Ore shoots are generally about 2 ft. Wide, from 3 ft. To 20 ft. Long, and pitch down the dip of the beds. 3 patented claims covering about 60 acres. Discovery year: 1880's

Geology: For regional geology see sierra cuchillo district.

Rock formation(s): Magdalena Group


Ore(s): Mineralized Solutions Emanating From A Shallow Igneous Mass Were Localized In Fractures And By Host Rock Replacement.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Ramsdellite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Wad'
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 10 The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Ramsdellite4.DB.15aMn4+O2
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
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Ramsdellite4.4.7.1Mn4+O2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
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 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O RamsdelliteMn4+O2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
MnManganese
Mn RamsdelliteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)

References

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Harley, G.T., (1934) Nmbmmr Bull 10, P. 114, P. 119-120
Jones, F.A., (1904) New Mexico Mines and Minerals, Santa Fe, N.M., P. 101

USGS MRDS Record:10011716

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