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Trapezoid Prospect, Tortugas Mountain District, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Tortugas Mountain DistrictMining District
Doña Ana Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 20' 52'' North , 106° 34' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Organ323 (2011)8.7km
White Sands1,651 (2017)10.3km
University Park4,192 (2011)17.6km
Las Cruces101,643 (2018)18.9km
San Pablo806 (2011)21.0km


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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
PbLead
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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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]

Moscovian
307 - 315.2 Ma



ID: 2823307
Sandia Formation

Age: Pennsylvanian (307 - 315.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sandia Formation

Description: Predominately clastic unit (commonly arkosic) with minor black shales, and limestone in lower part; map unit locally includes Morrowan Osha Canyon Formation in Sierra Nacimiento.

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

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]

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DUNHAM K C (1935) NMBM BULL 11 P229

USGS MRDS Record:10198802
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