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Ophelia claim, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Ophelia claimClaim
Organ DistrictMining District
Organ MtsMountain Range
Doña Ana Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 26' 56'' North , 106° 34' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Organ323 (2011)3.7km
White Sands1,651 (2017)11.2km
Doña Ana1,211 (2011)24.0km
Las Cruces101,643 (2018)24.9km
San Ysidro2,090 (2011)25.3km


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Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Clinochlore var: Pennine
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
var: Pennine9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
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 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Pennine-Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
OOxygen
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Clinochlore (var: Pennine)Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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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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) Nmbm Bull 11 P234

USGS MRDS Record:10150184
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