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Empress Josephine Mine (Empress Josephine claim; Boss Mammoth claim), Bonanza, Bonanza Mining District (Kerber Creek Mining District; Blake Mining District), Saguache Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
Empress Josephine Mine (Empress Josephine claim; Boss Mammoth claim)Mine
Bonanza- not defined -
Bonanza Mining District (Kerber Creek Mining District; Blake Mining District)Mining District
Saguache Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 16' 59'' North , 106° 7' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Saguache480 (2017)21.8km
Poncha Springs777 (2017)26.0km
Maysville135 (2011)28.8km
Salida5,467 (2017)30.3km
Smeltertown120 (2011)31.1km


A former Ag-Pb-Zn-Au-Cu-Te-Mn occurrence/mine.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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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


20 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Empressite (TL)
Formula: AgTe
Type Locality:
Reference: Am Min 49 (1964), 325; American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
Krennerite ?
Formula: Au3AgTe8
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) Eckel, E. B.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Rickardite
Formula: Cu7Te5
Reference: Dana 7:I:199.; American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Reference: Am Min 89:1043-1047; American Mineralogist (1930) 15: 272-273
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Robert C. Smith, II Ph.D., P.G.
'Wad'
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Empressite (TL)2.CB.80AgTe
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Krennerite ?2.EA.15Au3AgTe8
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rickardite2.BA.30Cu7Te5
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Tellurium1.3.4.2Te
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Empressite (TL)2.8.25.AgTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Krennerite ?2.12.13.1Au3AgTe8
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Miscellaneous
Rickardite2.16.15.1Cu7Te5
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S CovelliteCuS
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S BaryteBaSO4
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu RickarditeCu7Te5
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AgSilver
Ag EmpressiteAgTe
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Ag KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
TeTellurium
Te EmpressiteAgTe
Te RickarditeCu7Te5
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Te TelluriumTe
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te AltaitePbTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Au KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AltaitePbTe

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Patton, H.B. (1916), Geology and Ore Deposits of the Bonanza District, Saguache County, Colorado, Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 9, 136 pp.
American Mineralogist (1930): 15: 272-273.
Burbank, W.S. (1932), Geology and ore deposits of the Bonanza Mining District, Colorado: USGS Professional Paper 169, 166 p.
Rocks & Minerals (1936): 11: 35.
Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: I: 199.
American Mineralogist (1964): 49: 325.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols (1990), "Handbook of Mineralogy", Volumr 1.
Eckels, E.B. (1997) Minerals of Colorado.
American Mineralogist (2004): 89: 1043-1047.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10012538 & 10143489.
Smith, II, Robert C., Ph.D. (2012), P.G., private communication to Mindat.org.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0081090072.

USGS MRDS Record:10012538
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