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Iron Mask Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Iron Mask MineMine
Magdalena DistrictMining District
Socorro Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 3' 59'' North , 107° 12' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Magdalena911 (2017)6.4km
Socorro8,722 (2017)29.3km
Lemitar330 (2011)29.5km
Polvadera269 (2011)30.7km
Luis Lopez107 (2011)31.1km


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Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: [MinRec 20:17]; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Min Rec 20:1 pp13-24; GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S CovelliteCuS
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3192320
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic 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]

Chattian - Rupelian
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2812288
Upper middle Tertiary rhyolitic pyroclastic rocks of the Mogollon Group, ash-flow tuffs

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mogollon Group

Description: Regional ash-flow tuffs include the La Jencia, Vick's Peak, Lemitar, South Canyon, Bloodgood Canyon, Shelley Peak, Davis Canyon, Park, Rhyolite Canyon, Apache Springs, and Amalia Tuffs; the tuffs of Horseshoe Canyon, Diamond Creek, Garcia Camp, Caronita Canyon, Turkey Springs, and Little Mineral Creek; and the Jordan Canyon Formation. Includes some locally erupted lavas and tuffs within thick intra-caldera units; includes minor volcaniclastic sedimentary units between thin outflow sheets.

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:{rhyolite}, Minor:{clastic}

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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Loughlin, G.F. and Koschmann, A.H. (1942), Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Mineralogical Record (1989): 20(1): 13-24.

USGS MRDS Record:10223962
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