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Miser's Chest Mine (Lena Mine), Virginia District, Lordsburg, Lordsburg District, Pyramid Mts, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Miser's Chest Mine (Lena Mine)Mine
Virginia DistrictMining District
Lordsburg- not defined -
Lordsburg DistrictMining District
Pyramid MtsMountain Range
Hidalgo Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 17' 32'' North , 108° 45' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.29245,-108.76471
GeoHash:G#: 9tdxsyxvn
USGS MRDS Record:10010010
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lordsburg2,531 (2017)8.3km
Glen Acres208 (2017)10.2km
Cotton City388 (2011)25.1km
Animas237 (2011)38.4km
San Simon165 (2011)43.6km


Structure: Northeast Striking Vein Set.

Alteration: Sericitic And Chloritic Alteration Is Common.

Deposit: Seven patented claims mineral survey number 1462 covering 140.219 acres. 1881-1945 - $80,000 worth produced, after 1946 production figures also include the bonney & eighty five mines. Value 1946-1973 - $35,619,533 ; info.src : 1 pub lit; 2 unpub rept

Ore(s): Fault-Fracture Structural Control.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
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)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Paleocene - Late Cretaceous
56 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 2786210
Tertiary-Cretaceous andesitic to dacitic lavas and pyroclastic breccias

Age: Phanerozoic (56 - 100.5 Ma)

Description: Includes many remnants of eruptive centers in Grant and Hidalgo Counties and Upper Creatceous andesitic lavas in Sierra County.

Comments: Original map source: Green, G.N., Jones, G.E., and Anderson, O.J., 1997, The Digital Geologic Map of New Mexico in ARC/INFO Format: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0052, 9 p., scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{andesite,dacite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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. 332-335
LASKY, S.G., (1938) USGS BULL 885, P. 55-56, PLATES 3, 14 AND 23
ANDERSON, E.C., (1957) NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 85-88
FLEGE, R.F., (1959) NMBMMR BULL 62, P. 26-29
CLARK, K.F., (1970) NMGS GUIDEBOOK 21ST FIELD CONFERENCE, P. 107-113
THORMAN, C.H., AND DREWES, H., (1978) USGS MISC. GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS MAP, I-1151


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