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Name in French:Nouveau-Mexique, États-Unis
Name in German:New Mexico, Vereinigte Staaten
Name in Italian:Nuovo Messico, Stati Uniti d'America
Name in Navajo:Yootó Hahoodzo, Wááshindoon Bikéyah Ałhidadiidzooígíí
Name in Russian:Нью-Мексико, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Name in Simplified Chinese:新墨西哥州, 美国
Name in Spanish:Nuevo México, Estados Unidos
Name in Afrikaans:Nieu-Meksiko, Verenigde State van Amerika
Name in Albanian:New Mexico, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Name in Amharic:ኒው ሜክሲኮ, አሜሪካ
Name in Anglo-Saxon:Nīwe Mexico, Geānedu Rīcu American
Name in Arabic:نيومكسيكو, الولايات المتحدة
Name in Aragonese:Nuevo Mexico
Name in Armenian:Նյու Մեքսիկո, Ամերիկայի Միացյալ Նահանգներ
Name in Asturian:Nuevu Méxicu, Estaos Xuníos d'América
Name in Aymara:New Mïxiku suyu, Istadus Unidus
Name in Azeri:Nyu-Meksiko, Amerika Birləşmiş Ştatları
Name in Basque:Mexiko Berria
Name in Bavarian:New Mexico, Vaoanigte Stootn
Name in Belarusian:Нью-Мексіка, Злучаныя Штаты Амерыкі
Name in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):Нью-Мэксыка, Злучаныя Штаты Амэрыкі
Name in Bengali:নিউ মেক্সিকো, মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্র
Name in Bishnupriya Manipuri:নিউ মেক্সিকো, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Name in Bislama:Niu Mexico, Yunaeted Stet blong Amerika
Name in Bosnian:Novi Meksiko, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Name in Breton:New Mexico, Stadoù-Unanet Amerika
Name in Bulgarian:Ню Мексико, Съединени американски щати
Name in Burmese:နယူးမက္ကဆီကိုပြည်နယ်, အမေရိကန်ပြည်ထောင်စု
Name in Catalan:Nou Mèxic, Estats Units d’Amèrica
Name in Cebuano:New Mexico
Name in Central Bikol:Nueva Mehiko, Estados Unidos
Name in Chechen:Нью-Мексико, Америкин Цхьаьнатоьхна Штаташ
Name in Cherokee:ᏍᏆᏂᏤᏍᏛᎢ, ᏌᏊᎢᏳᎾᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᎦᏚᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎠᎺᏰᏟ
Name in Chuvash:Çĕнĕ Мексика, Пĕрлешнĕ Штатсем
Name in Cornish:Meksiko Nowydh, Statys Unys
Name in Corsican:New Mexico, Stati Uniti d'America
Name in Croatian:Novi Meksiko, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Name in Czech:Nové Mexiko, Spojené státy americké
Name in Danish:New Mexico, USA
Name in Dutch:New Mexico, Verenigde Staten
Name in Dutch Low Saxon:Niej-Mexiko, Verienigde Staoten van Amerika
Name in Egyptian Arabic:نيو مكسيكو, امريكا
Name in Emilian-Romagnol:Mèsic Nóṿ, Stat Unî
Name in Esperanto:Nov-Meksiko
Name in Estonian:New Mexico, Ameerika Ühendriigid
Name in Faroese:New Mexico
Name in Farsi/Persian:نیومکزیکو, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Name in Fiji Hindi:New Mexico, United States
Name in Finnish:New Mexico, Yhdysvallat
Name in Franco-Provençal:Novél-Mexique, Ètats-Unis
Name in Gagauz:New Mexico, Amerika Birleşik Devletläri
Name in Galician:Novo México, Estados Unidos de América
Name in Georgian:ნიუ-მექსიკო, ამერიკის შეერთებული შტატები
Name in Greek:Νέο Μεξικό, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής
Name in Guarani:Méhiko Pyahu, Tetãvore Joapykuéra
Name in Haitian:Nou Meksiko, Etazini
Name in Hakka:New Mexico
Name in Hawaiian:Nū Mekiko, ‘Amelika Hui Pū ‘ia
Name in Hebrew:ניו מקסיקו, ארצות הברית
Name in Hill Mari:Нью-Мексико, Америкын Ушымы Штатвлӓжӹ
Name in Hindi:न्यू मेक्सिको, संयुक्त राज्य
Name in Hungarian:Új-Mexikó, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Name in Icelandic:New Mexico, Bandaríkin
Name in Ido:Nova-Mexikia, Usa
Name in Igbo:Nú Mézíkọ, Njikọ̀taọ̀hà
Name in Iloko:New Mexico, Estados Unidos iti Amerika
Name in Indonesian:New Mexico, Amerika Serikat
Name in Interlingua:New Mexico, Statos Unite de America
Name in Irish Gaelic:Nua-Mheicsiceo, Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá
Name in Japanese:ニューメキシコ州, アメリカ合衆国
Name in Javanese:New Mexico, Amérika Sarékat
Name in Judaeo-Spanish:Muevo Meksiko, Estados Unidos de Amerika
Name in Kabiye:Niwu Mɛksikii, Etaazuunii
Name in Kabyle:Miksik Amaynut, Iwunak Yeddukklen n Temrikt
Name in Kalmyk:Нью-Мексико, Америкин Ниицәтә Орн Нутугуд
Name in Kapampangan:New Mexico, Estados Unidos
Name in Kazakh (Cyrillic Script):Нью-Мексико, Америка Құрама Штаттары
Name in Korean:뉴멕시코주, 미국
Name in Kurdish (Latin Script):New Mexico, Dewletên Yekbûyî yên Amerîkayê
Name in Kyrgyz:Нью-Мексико, Америка Кошмо Штаттары
Name in Latin:Novum Mexicum, Civitates Foederatae Americae
Name in Latvian:Ņūmeksika, Amerikas Savienotās Valstis
Name in Ligurian:Neuvo Méscico, Stati Unïi d'America
Name in Limburgian:New Mexico, Vereinegde Staote vaan Amerika
Name in Lithuanian:Naujoji Meksika, Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos
Name in Lombard:Növ Messich, Stat Ünì d'America
Name in Low Saxon/Low German:Nee-Mexiko, USA
Name in Luri:نیومئکزیکو, ڤولاتچٱیا یٱکاگرتٱ آمریکا
Name in Luxembourgish:New Mexico, Vereenegt Staate vun Amerika
Name in Macedonian:Ново Мексико, Соединети Американски Држави
Name in Maithili:न्यू मेक्सिको, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Name in Malagasy:New Mexico, Etazonia
Name in Malay:New Mexico, Amerika Syarikat
Name in Malayalam:ന്യൂ മെക്സിക്കോ
Name in Manx:New Mexico, Steatyn Unnaneysit America
Name in Maori:New Mexico, Hononga-o-Amerika
Name in Marathi:न्यू मेक्सिको, अमेरिकेची संयुक्त संस्थाने
Name in Mazanderani:نیومکزیکو
Name in Meadow Mari:Нью-Мексико, Ушымо Американ Штат-влак
Name in Min Dong Chinese:New Mexico
Name in Mingrelian:ნიუ-მექსიკო, ამერიკაშ აკოართაფილი შტატეფი
Name in Mongolian:Нью-Мексико, Америкийн Нэгдсэн Улс
Name in Nahuatl:Yancuic Mexihco
Name in Nauruan:New Mexico, Eben Merika
Name in Nepali:न्यू मेक्सिको, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Name in Newar / Nepal Bhasa:न्यु मेक्सिको, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Name in Northern Frisian:New Mexico, Feriind Stoote foon Ameerika
Name in Northern Sami:New Mexico, Amerihká ovttastuvvan stáhtat
Name in Norwegian:New Mexico, USA
Name in Norwegian (Nynorsk):New Mexico, USA
Name in Occitan:Nòu Mexic, Estats Units d'America
Name in Ossetian:Нью-Мексико, Америкæйы Иугонд Штаттæ
Name in Pali:न्हु मेक्सिको, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Name in Papiamento:New Mexico, Estadonan Uni di Merka
Name in Piedmontese:Neuv Méssich, Stat Unì d'América
Name in Polish:Nowy Meksyk, Stany Zjednoczone
Name in Portuguese:Novo México, Estados Unidos
Name in Punjabi:ਨਿਊ ਮੈਕਸੀਕੋ, ਸੰਯੁਕਤ ਰਾਜ ਅਮਰੀਕਾ
Name in Quechua:Musuq Mishiku suyu, Hukllachasqa Amirika Suyukuna
Name in Romanian:New Mexico, Statele Unite ale Americii
Name in Romansh:New Mexico, Stadis Unids
Name in Russia Buriat:Нью-Мексико
Name in Samoan:Niu Mekisikō, Iunaite Sitete o Amerika
Name in Samogitian:Nauja Meksėka, JAV
Name in Sanskrit:न्‍यू मेक्‍सिको, अमेरिकासंयुक्तराज्यम्
Name in Sardinian:Nou Mèssicu, Istados Unidos de Amèrica
Name in Saterland Frisian:New Mexico, Fereende Stoaten fon Amerikoa
Name in Scots:New Mexico
Name in Scottish Gaelic:Meagsago Nuadh, Na Stàitean Aonaichte
Name in Serbian:Нови Мексико, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Name in Serbo-Croatian:Novi Meksiko, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Name in Sicilian:New Mexico, Stati Uniti
Name in Silesian:Nowy Meksyk, Zjednoczůne Sztaty
Name in Slovak:Nové Mexiko, Spojené štáty
Name in Slovenian:Nova Mehika, Združene države Amerike
Name in South Azerbaijani:نیومکزیکو ایالتی, آمریکا بیرلشمیش ایالتلری
Name in Swahili:New Mexico, Marekani
Name in Swedish:New Mexico, USA
Name in Tagalog:New Mexico, Estados Unidos
Name in Tamil:நியூ மெக்சிகோ, அமெரிக்க ஐக்கிய நாடு
Name in Tatar:Нью-Мексико, Америка Кушма Штатлары
Name in Telugu:న్యూ మెక్సికో, అమెరికా సంయుక్త రాష్ట్రాలు
Name in Thai:รัฐนิวเม็กซิโก, ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา
Name in Tibetan (Standard):མེག་སི་ཀོ་གསར་མ།, ཨ་མེ་རི་ཁ་རྒྱལ་ཕྲན་མཉམ་འབྲེལ་རྒྱལ་ཁབ།
Name in Traditional Chinese:新墨西哥州, 美國
Name in Turkish:New Mexico, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Name in Ukrainian:Нью-Мексико, Сполучені Штати Америки
Name in Upper Sorbian:New Mexico, Zjednoćene staty Ameriki
Name in Urdu:نیو میکسیکو, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Name in Uyghur:Yéngi Méksika Shitati, ئامېرىكا قوشما شىتاتلىرى
Name in Uzbek (Latin Script):Nyu-Meksiko, Amerika Qoʻshma Shtatlari
Name in Venetian:New Mexico, Stati Unii de ła Mèrica
Name in Vietnamese:New Mexico, Chủng Quốc Hoa Kỳ
Name in Volapük:New Mexico, Lamerikän
Name in Waray:Nuevo México, Estados Unidos
Name in Welsh:Mecsico Newydd, Unol Daleithiau America
Name in West Frisian:Nij-Meksiko, Feriene Steaten
Name in Western Punjabi:نیو میکسیکو, امریکہ
Name in Yakut:Нью Мексико, Америка Холбоһуктаах Штааттара
Name in Yiddish:ניו מעקסיקא, פאראייניקטע שטאטן פון אמעריקע
Name in Yoruba:Ìpínlẹ̀ Titun Mẹ́ksíkò
Name in Zazaki:New Mexico, Dewletê Amerikayê Yewbiyayey
Neighbouring regions:
Locality type:State
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Albuquerque559,121 (2018)
Las Cruces101,643 (2018)
Enchanted Hills87,521 (2011)
Rio Rancho87,521 (2011)
Santa Fe84,099 (2017)
Roswell48,544 (2017)
Museums in region:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:NM


New Mexico covers a wide variety of geologic terranes. The eastern third of the state is high plains, with significant oil and gas fields in the southeastern portion of the state. The Rio Grande River runs north south through the middle of the state in the Rio Grande Rift Valley. The northern third of the rift is bounded on the east and west by the Southern Rocky Mountains. The western third of the state is divided into a northern half of the Colorado Plateau, the Mogollon-Datil volcanic field and in the southwest the Basin and Range province.

The state has been an important producer of copper, uranium, potash and molybdenum, with significant production of lead, zinc, gold and silver.

Courtesy USGS

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705 valid minerals. 17 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 103 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 44 localities in this region.
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Aenigmatite
Formula: Na4[Fe2+10Ti2]O4[Si12O36]
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 02-189
'Aeschynite'
Aeschynite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Michael N. Spilde, Steve Dubyk, William P. Moats, and Brian Salem (2016) Rare-Element Pegmatites of the Petaca District, New Mexico. in Second Eugene E. Foord Pegmatite Symposium July 15-19, 2016 Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden, Colorado
'Agardite'
Reference: NMBMGMR Open-file Report - 532
Agardite-(La)
Formula: LaCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: single crystal xrd by Travis Olds
Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Reference: J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997)
Åkermanite
Formula: Ca2Mg(Si2O7)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 163 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Aldridgeite
Formula: (Cd,Ca)(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: pxrd & eds via Dr. Tony Kampf
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
'Alum Group'
Formula: XAl(SO4)2 · 12H2O
Aluminite
Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Reference: Journ. of Cave & Karst Stud., April 1998
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Amarantite
Formula: Fe3+2(SO4)2O · 7H2O
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Uralite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 27 localities in this region.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
'Ancylite'
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Andalusite var: Viridine
Formula: (Al,Mn3+)2SiO4O
Andersonite
Formula: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3 · 6H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Colour: Dark brown
Reference: Ron Gyllenhammer Collection
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 83 localities in this region.
Anglesite var: Barytoanglesite
Formula: (Pb,Ba)SO4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum no. 13160, gift of Tom & Loretta Massis
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
Anorthite var: Bytownite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Anorthoclase'
Formula: (Na,K)AlSi3O8
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Apachite
Formula: Cu9Si10O29 · 11H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Apatite'
Localities: Reported from at least 62 localities in this region.
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Apjohnite
Formula: Mn2+Al2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Arcanite
Formula: K2SO4
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd. rev. ed. (1996)
'Ardennite'
Reference: Sun, M. S. & Weber, R. H. (1955) Ardennite from the Grants uranium district, New Mexico (abstract). Am. Mineral., 40: 338
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Argentite'
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Argentojarosite
Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Arsenbrackebuschite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Arsenogoyazite
Formula: SrAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: R&M 77:5 p298-305
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Arsentsumebite
Formula: Pb2Cu(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV
'Asbestos'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Lasky, S. G. (1947) Geology and ore deposits of the Little Hatchet Mountains, Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 208
'Asbestos var: Mountain Leather'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Lasky, S. G. (1947) Geology and ore deposits of the Little Hatchet Mountains, Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 208
Aschamalmite
Formula: Pb6Bi2S9
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 56 localities in this region.
Augite var: Fassaite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Augite var: Ferroaugite
Reference: Duke, M. B & Silver, L. T. (1967) Petrology of eucrites, howardites and mesosiderites: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31:1637-1665.; Hunt, W. F., Schwartz, J. M. & McCallum, I. S. (2005) Comparative study of equilibrated and unequilibrated eucrites: Subsolidus thermal histories of Haraiya and Pasamonte. The American Mineralogist 90 (11): 1871-1886.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
Austinite
Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Austinite var: Cuprian Austinite
Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
'Axinite Group'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 186 localities in this region.
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Sarafian, A. R., Roden, M. F. & Patiño-Douce, A. E. (2013) The volatile content of Vesta: Clues from apatite in eucrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48 (11): 2135-2154. (Nov 2013) ; Hunt, W. F., Schwartz, J. M. & McCallum, I. S. (2005) Comparative study of equilibrated and unequilibrated eucrites: Subsolidus thermal histories of Haraiya and Pasamonte. The American Mineralogist 90 (11): 1871-1886.
Barnesite
Formula: (Na,Ca)V6O16 · 3H2O
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 305 localities in this region.
Barytocalcite
Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Bassanite
Formula: CaSO4 · 0.5H2O
Reference: 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Bassetite
Formula: Fe2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: Northrup, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
'Bastnäsite'
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Reference: Van King
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Bayleyite
Formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Beraunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)5 · 6H2O
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 89 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources Museum No 17419
Beryl var: Morganite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: New Mexico Bureau of Geology Mineral Museum display
Beryl var: Red Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Beryllonite
Formula: NaBePO4
Locality: Rabb Canyon, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA - erroneously reported
Reference: Northrup, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Reference: Northrup, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996; P. Hlava & Irving (1985) 6th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium; Foord, E. E., & Shawe, D. R. (1989). The Pb-Bi-Ag-Cu-(Hg) Chemistry Of Galena And Some Associated Sulfosalts: A Reviewand Some New Data From Colorado, California And Pennsylvania. Canadian Mineralogist, 27, 363-382.
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Beudantite Group'
Formula: AM3(XO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Beusite
Formula: Mn2+Mn2+2 (PO4)2
Reference: Meteoritics, vol. 28, no. 3, volume 28, page 415
Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
'Biotite'
Localities: Reported from at least 89 localities in this region.
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Bischofite
Formula: MgCl2 · 6H2O
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 70 localities in this region.
Bismutoferrite
Formula: Fe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Bismutotantalite
Formula: Bi(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Jahns, R. H. and Ewing, R. C. (1977): The Harding mine, Taos County, New Mexico. Mineralogical Record, 8 (2): 115-126.
Bityite
Formula: LiCaAl2(AlBeSi2O10)(OH)2
Fluorescence: SW- medium creamy yellow
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Bixbyite
Formula: Mn3+2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Blödite
Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4H2O
Borax
Formula: Na2(B4O5)(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 340.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 82 localities in this region.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
'Brabantite' ?
Formula: CaTh(PO4)2
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Brenkite
Formula: Ca2(CO3)F2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 60:229.
Brindleyite
Formula: (Ni,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy (2001)
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Brockite
Formula: (Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2O
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Burkeite
Formula: Na6(CO3)(SO4)2