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Hawkeye group (Old Priest veins), Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Hawkeye group (Old Priest veins)- not defined -
Organ DistrictMining District
Organ MtsMountain Range
Doña Ana Co.County
New MexicoState

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 26' 18'' North , 106° 34' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Organ323 (2011)2.7km
White Sands1,651 (2017)10.8km
Doña Ana1,211 (2011)23.3km
Las Cruces101,643 (2018)23.8km
University Park4,192 (2011)24.2km

Deposit: Discovery Year: 19TH CENTURY

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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.
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
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.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
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.
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
3 <ø < 4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
Fe Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Ag Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Sb Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
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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Middle Pleistocene - Messinian
0.126 - 7.246 Ma

ID: 2773597
Upper Santa Fe Group

Age: Cenozoic (0.126 - 7.246 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Santa Fe Group

Description: Includes Camp Rice, Fort Hancock, Palomas, Sierra Ladrones, Arroyo Ojito, Ancha, Puye, and Alamosa Formations.

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:{conglomerate sandstone,coarse alluvium,fine alluvium}

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]

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


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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.
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 School of Mines, State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin 11, 272 P

USGS MRDS Record:10062687
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