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Owl Mine, Virginia District, Lordsburg, Lordsburg District, Pyramid Mountains, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Owl MineMine
Virginia DistrictMining District
Lordsburg- not defined -
Lordsburg DistrictMining District
Pyramid MountainsMountain Range
Hidalgo Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 17' 20'' North , 108° 45' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lordsburg2,531 (2017)7.9km
Glen Acres208 (2017)10.1km
Cotton City388 (2011)25.4km
Animas237 (2011)38.2km
San Simon165 (2011)44.9km


Deposit: Nine unpatented claims. Considerable production of cu, au, Ag & pb prior to 1905 ; info.src : 1 pub lit; 2 unpub rept

Ore(s): Fault-Fracture Structural Control.

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Map I-1310-B Mineral Deposit Map Silver City 1x2 Quad; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: USGS Map I-1310-B Mineral Deposit Map Silver City 1x2 Quad; 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.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS Map I-1310-B Mineral Deposit Map Silver City 1x2 Quad; 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
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Lasky, S. G., (1938), Geology and Ore Deposits of the Lordsburg Mining District, Hidalgo County, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Bull 885, 62p.
Lindgren, W., Graton, L. C., and Gordon, C. H., (1910), the Ore Deposits of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Prof. Paper 68, 361 P.
Clark, K.F., (1970) Nmgs Guidebook 21st Field Conference, P. 109
Thorman, C.H., and Drewes, H., (1978) USGS Misc. Geologic Investigations Map, I-1151

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USGS MRDS Record:10101440

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