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Terlingua District, Brewster Co., Texas, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 19' 5'' North , 103° 41' 39'' West (est.)
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Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A mining district in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. It is located near the Rio Grande and the Texas villages of Lajitas and Study Butte, Texas, as well as the Mexican village of Santa Elena. The discovery of cinnabar, from which the metal mercury is extracted, in the mid-1880s brought miners to the area, creating a city of 2,000 people.


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62 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Hillebrand, W.F. and Schaller, W.T. (1909) The Mercury Minerals from Terlingua, Texas. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 405.
Origlieri, M. (1990) Famous mineral localities: Terlingua, Texas. Mineralogical Record, 21(3), 221-234.
Tschernich, R. (1992) Zeolites of the World, p. 70.

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http://www.archive.org/details/mercuryminerals00schagoog - Hillebrand, W.F. and Schaller, W.T. (1909) The Mercury Minerals from Terlingua, Texas. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 405.

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