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Chino Mine (Santa Rita pit; Santa Rita Mine), Santa Rita, Santa Rita District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Chino Mine (Santa Rita pit; Santa Rita Mine)Mine (Active)
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Santa Rita DistrictMining District
Grant Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 47' 23'' North , 108° 4' 2'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Mine (Active) - last checked 2018
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hanover167 (2011)3.4km
Bayard2,264 (2017)6.7km
Santa Clara1,638 (2017)7.8km
North Hurley300 (2011)9.6km
Arenas Valley1,522 (2011)10.9km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Santa Rita Del Cobre Mine Grant


A porphyry Cu-Mo-Au-Ag-PGE-Pb deposit/mine located in secs. 26, 27, 34 & 35, T017S, R12W, NMM.

Comprised of two open-pit mines (North pit and South pit) and includes the Groundhog, Pewabic, and Empire skarn occurrences.

There is leachable oxide and secondary sulfide mineralization, and millable primary sulfide mineralization. The predominant oxide copper mineral is chrysocolla. Chalcocite is the most important secondary copper sulfide mineral, and chalcopyrite and molybdenite the dominant primary sulfides.

Originally mined by Native Americans and later by Spaniards. The open-pit mine began production in 1910. The original concentrator went into operation in 1911 but was replaced by a new facility in 1982. A smelter was commissioned in 1939 and was modernized in 1985 to increase capacity and achieve compliance with the Clean Air Act. In 2005, the smelter was permanently closed.

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Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Lithos 72 (2004) 147– 161; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; A. AudÉtat , T. Pettke , D. Dolejs , R. Bodnar (2002) Magmatic anhydrite in the Cu-porphyry-related magma at Santa Rita, New Mexico (U.S.A.). Goldschmidt Conferences Abstracts
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Am Min 38:191-196; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500; A. AudÉtat , T. Pettke , D. Dolejs , R. Bodnar (2002) Magmatic anhydrite in the Cu-porphyry-related magma at Santa Rita, New Mexico (U.S.A.). Goldschmidt Conferences Abstracts
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Am Min 38:191-196; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Beraunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 60:787-793.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Lithos 72 (2004) 147– 161; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Chalcocite var: Ducktownite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Am Min 38:191-196; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: Approximately 10% of the copper ore above 150 feet was native.
Reference: Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Dana 6:22.; Am Min 38:191-196; Bull 167 University of New Mexico, December, 1929 Vol. IV. No. 2; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Am Min 38:191-196; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250
Dufrénite
Formula: Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Min Rec 26:5 p483; Mineralogical Magazine 60:787-793.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 60:787-793.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Am Min 38:191-196; Northrop, Minerals of NM, 3rd ed. 1996; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500; A. AudÉtat , T. Pettke , D. Dolejs , R. Bodnar (2002) Magmatic anhydrite in the Cu-porphyry-related magma at Santa Rita, New Mexico (U.S.A.). Goldschmidt Conferences Abstracts
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Am Min 38:191-196; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Meurigite-K (TL)
Formula: KFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 60:787-793.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1980) 75:229-250; Twenty-Third Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500; A. AudÉtat , T. Pettke , D. Dolejs , R. Bodnar (2002) Magmatic anhydrite in the Cu-porphyry-related magma at Santa Rita, New Mexico (U.S.A.). Goldschmidt Conferences Abstracts
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1985) 80:1328-1347; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Am Min 38:191-196
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Am Min 38:191-196
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Rocks & Minerals 84:492-500
'Zeolite Group'
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
var: Ducktownite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Beraunite8.DC.27Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Dufrénite8.DK.15Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Leucophosphite8.DH.10KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Meurigite-K (TL)8.DJ.20KFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ilvaite9.BE.07CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Zeolite Group'9.G0.
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Dufrénite42.9.1.2Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Beraunite42.11.16.1Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Leucophosphite42.11.6.1KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Miscellaneous
Meurigite-K (TL)42.13.14.1KFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
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
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
Ilvaite56.2.3.3CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Chalcocite
var: Ducktownite
-Cu2S
'Chlorite Group'-
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Zeolite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
H LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O RutileTiO2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
O LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
O TenoriteCuO
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O SideriteFeCO3
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
P DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
P LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S Chalcocite (var: Ducktownite)Cu2S
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Meurigite-KKFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe BerauniteFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Fe LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlvaiteCaFe3+Fe22+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Chalcocite (var: Ducktownite)Cu2S
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Cenomanian - Albian
93.9 - 113 Ma



ID: 3026812
Mancos Shale and Beartooth and Sarten Formations

Age: Cretaceous (93.9 - 113 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mancos Shale; Beartooth Formation; Sarten Formation

Description: Mancos includes what was formerly referred to as Colorado Shale, which in turn may include equivalents of Tres Hermanos Formation.

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

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York: 22 (in part).
Rose, A.W. and Baltosser, W.W. (1966) The porphyry copper deposit at Santa Rita, New Mexico, in Titley, S.R., and Hicks, C.L. (eds.) Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America. University of Arizona Press (Tucson), 205–220.
Economic Geology (1980): 75: 229-250.
Einaudi, M.T. (1982) Description of skarns associated with porphyry copper plutons, in Titley, S.R. (ed.) Advances in geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America. University of Arizona Press (Tucson): 139–183.
Economic Geology (1985): 80: 1328-1347.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0350170016.
Audétat, A., Pettke, T., and Dolej, D. (2004) Magmatic anhydrite and calcite in the ore-forming quartz-monzonite magma at Santa Rita, New Mexico (USA): genetic constraints on porphyry-Cu mineralization. Lithos: 72: 147–161.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2005) Porphyry Copper Deposits of the World: Database, Map, and Grade and Tonnage Models. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 05-1060.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087992 & 10296543.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008) Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Lueth, V., Gibbs, R., and North, R. (2009) A history of Mineral Collecting at the Chino Mine, Grant County, New Mexico. Rocks & Minerals: 84: 492-500.

USGS MRDS Record:10087992
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