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Alum Mountain District (Alum District), Grant Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Alum Mountain District (Alum District)Mining District
Grant Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° North , 108° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~99km
Locality type:Mining District
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


A district located in the environs of Alum Mountain and Gila Hot Springs.

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21 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Apophyllite'
'Biotite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Heulandite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
'Heulandite subgroup'
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Lévyne'
Lévyne-Ca
Formula: (Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Offretite
Formula: KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
'Phillipsite'
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Agate
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Moss Agate
Formula: SiO2
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
'Stilbite subgroup'
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
'Wad'

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Moss Agate4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Chabazite-Ca9.GD.10(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Heulandite-Ca9.GE.05(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lévyne-Ca9.GD.15(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Offretite9.GD.25KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Lévyne'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
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 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Ca77.1.2.1(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Heulandite-Ca77.1.4.1(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Offretite77.1.2.4KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chabazite'-
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Heulandite subgroup'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Lévyne-Ca-(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
'Phillipsite'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Moss Agate-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
H Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Quartz (var: Moss Agate)SiO2
O Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
O Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Al Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si Quartz (var: Moss Agate)SiO2
Si Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Si Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
SSulfur
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
K OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca OffretiteKCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca Lévyne-Ca(Ca,Na2,K2)[Al2Si4O12] · 6H2O
Ca Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
FeIron
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.

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