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Point of Rocks Quarry, Point of Rocks Mesa (Pecks Mesa), Springer, Colfax Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 26' 1'' North , 104° 10' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Maxwell228 (2017)35.5km
Springer943 (2017)39.0km
Des Moines129 (2017)47.1km


A phonolite sill, consisting of alkali feldspar, zeolites and nepheline, which caps a mesa of olivine basalts and Cretaceous sedimentary rocks.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


52 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: [MinRec 15:151]; 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Habit: distorted crystals to 3cm in diameter
Colour: transparent to white, gray
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229; Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 67
'Ancylite'
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Birnessite ?
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Brenkite
Formula: Ca2(CO3)F2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cancrinite
Formula: (Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Catapleiite ?
Formula: Na2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
'Chabazite'
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Cryolite
Formula: Na2NaAlF6
Description: DeMarks (1984,1989) unknown # 2
Reference: DeMark, R. S. (1989): Micromounting in New Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 20: 64.; Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Eudialyte
Formula: Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.; 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Zeolites of the World, R. Tschernich, 1992, p.225
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Kenyaite
Formula: Na2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Description: DeMarks (1984) Unknown #3
Reference: DeMark, R. S. (1989): Micromounting in New Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 20: 64.
Kogarkoite
Formula: Na3(SO4)F
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Kupletskite
Formula: (K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.; Piilonen, P.C., et al. (2003): Insights into astrophyllite-group minerals. I. Nomenclature, composition and development of a general standard formula. Canadian Mineralogist 41, 1-26.
'Labuntsovite Supergroup'
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Lorenzenite
Formula: Na2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.; 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Lovdarite ?
Formula: K2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
Habit: Prismatic, striated
Colour: White crystals with a definite greenish tint
Description: Resembles apophyllite. First described as Unknown # 4 in DeMark (1984), later identified as lovdarite by Peter Modreski (DeMark 1989). Petersen et al (2002) mention in their study on lovdarite from Ilimaussaq a very small sample from Point of Rocks with aggregates and crystals that they found to be visually identical with lovdarite from Illimaussaq. It had also optical properties (optical sign and orientation) that corresponds to the published data of the Lovozero lovdarite.
Reference: DeMark, R. S. (1984): Minerals of Point of Rocks, New Mexico. Mineralogical Record: 15: 150-156.; DeMark, R. S. (1989): Micromounting in New Mexico. Mineralogical Record: 20: 64; Petersen, O.V., Niedermayr, G. Johnsen, O., Gault, R.A. & Brandstätter, F. (2002): Lovdarite from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Neues Jahrbuch of Mineralogie, Monatshefte. 2002 (1), 23-30
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Manganoneptunite
Formula: Na2KLiMn2+2Ti2Si8O24
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Mosandrite-(Ce) ?
Formula: (Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.; 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.; 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Neptunite
Formula: Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Normandite
Formula: NaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Paranatrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Polylithionite
Formula: KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Pyrophanite
Formula: Mn2+TiO3
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: DeMark (1984,1989) unknown # 5
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.; DeMark, R. S. (1989): Micromounting in New Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 20: 64.
Rasvumite
Formula: KFe2S3
Reference: 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Rosenbuschite
Formula: Na6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Searlesite
Formula: Na(H2BSi2O7)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.; 4th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium (1985) New Mexico Geology 7:18-19
Serandite
Formula: NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Steenstrupine-(Ce) ?
Formula: Na14Mn2+2(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
'Tetranatrolite'
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Thermonatrite
Formula: Na2CO3 · H2O
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Thorbastnäsite
Formula: ThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Trona
Formula: Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
'Tundrite'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
'Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)'
Formula: Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
Description: occurs as acicular white tufts and wiry capillary crystals, frequently with dark brown terminations, colored by bitumen(?). Can be confused with sprays of white pectolite.
Reference: DeMark, R. S. (1984): Minerals of Point of Rocks, New Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 15: 150-156
Villiaumite
Formula: NaF
Reference: Rocks & Min.:60:229.
Vishnevite ?
Formula: (Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
Description: May be just a minor compositional component in cancrinite rather than occuring as a distinct mineral at POR, modern analysis needed.
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Rasvumite2.FB.20KFe2S3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Cryolite3.CB.15Na2NaAlF6
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Villiaumite3.AA.20NaF
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Birnessite ?4.FL.45(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
'Pyrochlore Group'4.00.A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Pyrophanite4.CB.05Mn2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Brenkite5.BC.05Ca2(CO3)F2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Thermonatrite5.CB.05Na2CO3 · H2O
Thorbastnäsite5.BD.20aThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
Trona5.CB.15Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Kogarkoite7.BD.15Na3(SO4)F
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Cancrinite9.FB.05(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Catapleiite ?9.CA.15Na2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Eudialyte9.CO.10Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Kenyaite9.HA.10Na2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Kupletskite9.DC.05(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Lorenzenite9.DB.10Na2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Lovdarite ?9.GF.15K2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
Manganoneptunite9.EH.05Na2KLiMn2+2Ti2Si8O24
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Mosandrite-(Ce) ?9.BE.20(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Neptunite9.EH.05Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
Normandite9.BE.17NaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Paranatrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Polylithionite9.EC.20KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Rosenbuschite9.BE.22Na6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Searlesite9.EF.15Na(H2BSi2O7)
Serandite9.DG.05NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Sodalite9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Steenstrupine-(Ce) ?9.CK.20Na14Mn2+2(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Vishnevite ?9.FB.05(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Ancylite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Labuntsovite Supergroup'-
'Tetranatrolite'-
'Tundrite'-
'Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)'-Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Rasvumite2.9.11.1KFe2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Pyrophanite4.3.5.3Mn2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
(AB)2X3
Birnessite ?7.5.3.1(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Group'8.2.1.1A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Villiaumite9.1.1.3NaF
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
Aluminofluorides - Isolated Octahedra
Cryolite11.6.1.1Na2NaAlF6
Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Trona13.1.4.1Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Thermonatrite15.1.1.1Na2CO3 · H2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Brenkite16a.3.6.1Ca2(CO3)F2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Thorbastnäsite16b.1.2.1ThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Kogarkoite30.1.6.1Na3(SO4)F
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Mosandrite-(Ce) ?56.2.5.1(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
Rosenbuschite56.2.4.8Na6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Group 59 - CYCLOSILICATES Three-Membered Rings
Three-Membered Rings, hydrated
Catapleiite ?59.2.2.1Na2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with other anions
Steenstrupine-(Ce) ?61.4.2.1Na14Mn2+2(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 64 - CYCLOSILICATES Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups
Rings with Other Anions and Insular Silicate Groups with mixed ring types
Eudialyte64.1.1.1Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Lorenzenite65.1.6.1Na2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Serandite65.2.1.5NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with (P=2, and N=4, 2 branches)
Kupletskite69.1.1.2(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with linked chains forming cages
Manganoneptunite70.4.1.2Na2KLiMn2+2Ti2Si8O24
Neptunite70.4.1.1Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Polylithionite71.2.2b.8KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Searlesite71.3.5.4Na(H2BSi2O7)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Cancrinite76.2.5.3(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Sodalite76.2.3.1Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Vishnevite ?76.2.5.15(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Paranatrolite77.1.5.3Na2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Lovdarite ?78.6.2.1K2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
Kenyaite78.7.7.1Na2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Ancylite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chabazite'-
'Labuntsovite Supergroup'-
Normandite-NaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Tetranatrolite'-
'Tundrite'-
'Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)'-Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
H EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
H KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
H Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
H SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
H ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
H ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
H TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
H Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
H CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
H Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H Mosandrite-(Ce)(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
H LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
LiLithium
Li ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Li NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
Li PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
BBoron
B SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
C BrenkiteCa2(CO3)F2
C ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
C TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
C Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
OOxygen
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
O Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
O ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
O SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
O ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O BrenkiteCa2(CO3)F2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
O QuartzSiO2
O RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
O KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
O ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
O NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
O Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
O Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
O CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
O Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O Mosandrite-(Ce)(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
O LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F CryoliteNa2NaAlF6
F FluoriteCaF2
F Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
F PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
F ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
F VilliaumiteNaF
F BrenkiteCa2(CO3)F2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
F KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
F NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Na CryoliteNa2NaAlF6
Na EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Na KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Na Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Na ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Na NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Na SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
Na SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
Na VilliaumiteNaF
Na ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Na RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Na KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
Na ThermonatriteNa2CO3 · H2O
Na TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
Na NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Na Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Na Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
Na CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Na Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Na LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Al CryoliteNa2NaAlF6
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Si EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Si KenyaiteNa2Si22O41(OH)8 · 6H2O
Si Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Si ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Si SearlesiteNa(H2BSi2O7)
Si SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si ParanatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
Si NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Si Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
Si CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Si Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Si Mosandrite-(Ce)(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
Si LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
PPhosphorus
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
S GalenaPbS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RasvumiteKFe2S3
S SphaleriteZnS
S KogarkoiteNa3(SO4)F
S Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
S Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
KPotassium
K Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
K ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
K NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
K PolylithioniteKLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
K RasvumiteKFe2S3
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K Vishnevite(Na,K)8(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,CO3) · 2H2O
K LovdariteK2Na6Be4Si14O36 · 9H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Cancrinite(Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Ca ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca BrenkiteCa2(CO3)F2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
Ca NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Ca Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Ca Mosandrite-(Ce)(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
TiTitanium
Ti LorenzeniteNa2Ti2(Si2O6)O3
Ti Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Ti ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Ti NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Ti PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
Ti NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Ti Mosandrite-(Ce)(Ca3REE)[(H2O)2Ca0.50.5]Ti(Si2O7)2(OH)2(H2O)2
MnManganese
Mn EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Mn Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Mn ManganoneptuniteNa2KLiMn22+Ti2Si8O24
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
Mn PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
Mn NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Mn Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Mn Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Kupletskite(K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4F
Fe NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe RasvumiteKFe2S3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Fe Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
ZrZirconium
Zr EudialyteNa15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Zr RosenbuschiteNa6Ca6Zr3Ti(Si2O7)4O2F6
Zr NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
Zr CatapleiiteNa2Zr(Si3O9) · 2H2O
Zr Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
NbNiobium
Nb Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Nb NormanditeNaCa(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)OF
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
CeCerium
Ce Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
ThThorium
Th ThorbastnäsiteThCa(CO3)2F2 · 3H2O
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Th Unnamed (Th-bearing silicate UK#1)Th, Na, Ca, Ba, Si, S, O
Th Steenstrupine-(Ce)Na14Mn22+(Fe3+,Mn3+)2Ce6(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)6(HPO4)(OH)2 · 2H2O

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: 2747425
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]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3188244
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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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DeMark, R. S. (1984): Minerals of Point of Rocks, New Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 15: 150-156.
Rocks & Minerals (1985): 60: 229.
DeMark, R. S. (1989): Micromounting in New Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 20: 64.
Scott, G.R., R.E. Wilcox and H.H. Mehnert (1990), Geology of volcanic and subvolcanic rocks of the Raton-Springer area, Colfax and Union counties, New Mexico, USGS Professional Paper 1507, 58 pp.
Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World: 67.
Northrop (1996), Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. revised edition.
Petersen, O.V., Niedermayr, G. Johnsen, O., Gault, R.A. & Brandstätter, F. (2002): Lovdarite from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Neues Jahrbuch of Mineralogie, Monatshefte. 2002 (1), 23-30
Pillonen, P.C., Lalonde, A.E., McDonald, A.M., Gault, R.A., Larsen, A.O. (2003): Insights into astrophyllite group minerals. I, nomenclature, composition and development of standardized general formula. Canadian Mineralogist, 41, 1-26. [with analysis of kupletskite from Point of Rocks]


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