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Copper Reef Mine, Virginia District, Lordsburg, Lordsburg District, Pyramid Mts, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Copper Reef MineMine
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° 18' 23'' North , 108° 44' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.30651,-108.74591
GeoHash:G#: 9tdxv3jxh
USGS MRDS Record:10010025
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lordsburg2,531 (2017)6.0km
Glen Acres208 (2017)8.1km
Cotton City388 (2011)27.3km
Animas237 (2011)40.2km
White Signal181 (2011)45.1km


Deposit: Three patented claims mineral survey number 2013 covering about 60 acres.

Ore(s): Fault-Fracture Structural Control.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: 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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 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
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
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
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu

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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Clark, K. F., (1970), Zoning, Paragenesis, and Temperatures of Formation in the Lordsburg District: in New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook, 21st Field Conf., Tyrone-big Hatchet Mountains-florida Mountains Region, P 109
Lasky, S.G., (1938) USGS Bull 885, Plate 14
Thorman, C.H., and Drewes, H., (1978) USGS Misc. Geologic Investigations Map, I-1151


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