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Excelsior Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Excelsior MineMine
Organ DistrictMining District
Organ MtsMountain Range
Doña Ana Co.County
New MexicoState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 27' 8'' North , 106° 35' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Organ323 (2011)3.1km
White Sands1,651 (2017)12.8km
Doña Ana1,211 (2011)22.5km
Las Cruces101,643 (2018)23.8km
San Ysidro2,090 (2011)23.9km


Structure: The Shaft Is Sunk On a Northeast-Striking Fault.

Deposit: Seven claims mineral survey number 1896.

Rock formation(s): Sugarloaf Peak Quartz Monzonite Porphyry
Lead Camp Limestone;Panther Seep Formation


Ore(s): Mineralization Has Replaced Limestone Beds Adjacent To The Monzonite.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Description: In metamorphosed shale west of mine.
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chamosite var: Thuringite
Formula: (Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Description: Replaces andradite and idocrase.
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tetradymite ?
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetradymite ?2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
var: Thuringite9.EC.55(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
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 = 2:3
Tetradymite ?2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Chamosite
var: Thuringite
-(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H Chamosite (var: Thuringite)(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O Chamosite (var: Thuringite)(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
O HematiteFe2O3
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
FFluorine
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Mg Chamosite (var: Thuringite)(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al Chamosite (var: Thuringite)(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si Chamosite (var: Thuringite)(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe Chamosite (var: Thuringite)(Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
PbLead
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3187209
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Carbonate

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]

Kasimovian - Moscovian
303.7 - 315.2 Ma



ID: 3023664
Lead Camp Formation

Age: Pennsylvanian (303.7 - 315.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Lead Camp Formation

Description: In San Andres and Organ Mountains.

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:{limestone,shale}, Minor:{conglomerate sandstone}

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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Northrop, S.A. and LaBruzza, F.A. (1996), Minerals of New Mexico, revised Third Edition.
New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin 11, The Geology of the Organ Mountains.
LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., (1910) USGS Professional Paper 68, The Ore Deposits of New Mexico., P. 205-212
ALBRITTON, C.C., JR., AND NELSON, V.E., (1943) USGS OFR-43, P.30
SEAGER, W.R., (1981) NMBMMR MEM 36, P. 83-90

USGS MRDS Record:10012996
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