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Ben Nevis Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Ben Nevis MineMine
Organ DistrictMining District
Organ MtsMountain Range
Doña Ana Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 26' 4'' North , 106° 33' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Organ323 (2011)3.6km
White Sands1,651 (2017)9.6km
Doña Ana1,211 (2011)24.3km
Las Cruces101,643 (2018)24.6km
University Park4,192 (2011)24.7km


Deposit: Three claims mineral survey number 1409 covering 58.224 acres.

Geology: The sugarloaf peak quartz monzonite porphyry is the most volatile-rich and one of the latest phases of the organ batholith.

Rock formation(s): Sugarloaf Peak Quartz Monzonite Porphyry


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Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
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.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
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.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
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.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
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.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
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.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
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.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
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.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
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.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: American Mineralogist (1937) 22: 1065-1069.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tetrahedrite ?
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
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.

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
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Tetrahedrite ?2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

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 = 2:3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite ?3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(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)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
OOxygen
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
PbLead
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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Pliocene - Eocene
2.588 - 56 Ma



ID: 2848485
Tertiary intrusive rocks of intermediate to silicic composition

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 56 Ma)

Description: Includes monzonitic to granitic plutons, stocks, laccoliths, and porphyritic dikes in deeply eroded magmatic centers; and andesitic, dacitic, or rhyolitic plugs and dikes near cauldrons or stratovolcanoes. In the Latir field, fine-grained rhyolitic dikes commonly cut coarse-grained granitic plutons. Includes alkaline laccoliths, plugs, and dikes in Colfax County. North-trending dikes near Capitan include some mafic diabase dikes.

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:{granitic,syenitic}, Minor:{felsic hypabyssal,mafic hypabyssal}

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]

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]

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

References

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Dunham, K.C. (1935) The geology of the Organ Mountains with an account of the geology and mineral resources of Dona Ana County, New Mexico. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin 11.
Crawford, W.P. (1937) Tellurium Minerals of New Mexico. American Mineralogist, 22:10, 1065-1069.
Northrop, S.A., LaBruzza, F.A. (1996) Minerals of New Mexico. 3rd ed., University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 346 pages.
Seager, W.R. (1981) NMBMMR MEM 36, P. 83-84.

USGS MRDS Record:10012993
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