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Memphis Mine (Roos shaft; Ross shaft [?]), Organ, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 25' 48'' North , 106° 35' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Organ323 (2011)0.6km
White Sands1,651 (2017)11.9km
Doña Ana1,211 (2011)21.3km
Las Cruces101,643 (2018)21.8km
University Park4,192 (2011)22.2km


A former Cu-Ag-Zn-Pb-Bi occurrence/mine located in the NW¼ sec. 36, T21S, T3E, NMM, 1.8 km (1.1 miles) NNE of Organ (hamlet) and 22.7 km (14.1 miles) NE of Las Cruces (at the foot of the San Augustin Mountains; just outside the US Army White Sands Proving Grounds), on patented (private) land. The property is comprised of 1 claim. Discovered prior to 1982. Owned by the Torpedo Mining Company, New Mexico (1935). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in the Lead Camp Limestone. The ore body is tabular. Associated rocks include the Sugarloaf Peak Quartz Monzonite. Local rocks include quartz monzonites, intermediate intrusives, and other intermediate felsic dikes and plugs and/or Pennsylvanian rocks, undivided.

Local geologic structures include the Torpedo-Bennett Fault Zone.

Workings include underground openings comprised of open cuts, shafts and drifts to 200 feet. The Ross (Roos ?) shaft was sunk in 1927-1929. A mill/smelter capacity was small (1984).

Production data are found in: Seager, W.R. (1981).

Production information: Cu, Zn, and Ag produced $200,000 to $400,000 (period values). Bi was mined but not produced.

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46 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Darren Court
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Description: Occurs as granular masses and brown euhedral crystals to 1 cm. Massive garnet often hosts secondary Cu-Pb-Zn mineralization.
Reference: D.Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Description: Occurs as fibrous aggregates often intimately associated with hemimorphite and calcite.
Reference: No reference listed
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Description: Occurs as sparse micro crystals lining vugs to 1 cm, sometimes replaced by malachite.
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Michael C Michayluk Collection
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Description: Commonly fills veins in a skarn zone. Also occurs as delicate "angel-wing" groups of platy crystals to 1 cm.
Reference: D. Court collection; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Description: Dipyramids to 5 mm and glassy prismatic crystals to 3 mm often can be found in massive garnet and gossan of the Roos Shaft dump.
Reference: D. Court collection
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Coarsely-crystalline to massive nodules and "chunks" occur, often with a coating of secondary copper mineralization. Rare crystals have been found to 2 mm, coated with granular malachite.
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Commonly massive, occasionally with chalcocite. Small crystals to 3 mm have been found near the old zinc stockile area.
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Description: Sky blue to blue-green massive as small vein fillings and nodules.
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Cosalite ?
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Saathoff Collection
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Description: Uncommon, though small, tan, saddle-shaped groups to 3 mm have been found in vein-quartz at the Roos shaft dump, in vugs to 2 cm.
Reference: D. Court collection
Dyscrasite ?
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: Very uncommon at this location. Lustrous water-clear octahedral crystals to 2 mm have been found as have occasional modified cubes.
Reference: D. Court collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Description: Massive, as vein fillings. Often surficially altered to cerussite or anglesite.
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
Reference: Don Saathoff specimen (Now in Jeremy Zolan collection) Microanalyzed
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Description: Crystals to 2 cm have been found, but more commonly they reach about 5 mm. Outstanding micros to a few mm occur as glassy blades in radiating groups, often with aurichalcite, rosasite, and calcite. Botryoidal blue groups similar to material from Arizona's
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Hetaerolite
Formula: ZnMn2O4
Reference: Don & Cookie Saathoff
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:208-213
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Description: Common mainly as massive, though excellent acicular crystals to 3 mm often line vugs in gossan at the zinc stockpile area
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Reference: Saathoff collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Massive, coarsely-crystalline vein fillings and small brassy cubes occur. At the southern end of the Memphis mine area, nice groups of goethite ps. pyrite to 4 cm can be found.
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Common, as massive to crystalline vein fillings. Often hosts secondary mineralization and excellent malachite has been found in vugs within quartz. Crystals occasionally reach 4 - 5 cm but are unexceptional.
Reference: D. Court collection; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Description: Excellent micros, as spherical aggregates of acicular cystals to 3 mm, are not uncommon. Often occurs with hemimorphite, aurichalcite, calcite, and smithsonite.
Reference: D. Court collection
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Description: Occurs mainly as brown to gray, massive material. Scattered vugs contain lustrous, tan to cream-colored "rice-grain" crystals to 2 mm, and blue, botryiodal coatings, similar to Kelly mine, NM, have been found to 1 cm.
Reference: D. Court collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Description: Uncommon but occasionally found at the Roos shaft dump as excellent tan to orange pesudocubes and blades with various modifications. Often found with cerussite.
Reference: D. Court collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cosalite ?2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Dyscrasite ?2.AA.35Ag3Sb
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Galenobismutite2.JC.25ePbBi2S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hetaerolite4.BB.10ZnMn2O4
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
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)
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Dyscrasite ?2.2.1.1Ag3Sb
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2.5 < ø < 3
Cosalite ?3.5.9.1Pb2Bi2S5
ø = 2
Galenobismutite3.7.9.1PbBi2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hetaerolite7.2.7.2ZnMn2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
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] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O CupriteCu2O
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MassicotPbO
O HetaeroliteZnMn2O4
O BaryteBaSO4
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S SulphurS8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S CovelliteCuS
S CosalitePb2Bi2S5
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
MnManganese
Mn HetaeroliteZnMn2O4
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HetaeroliteZnMn2O4
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag DyscrasiteAg3Sb
SbAntimony
Sb DyscrasiteAg3Sb
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb MassicotPbO
Pb CosalitePb2Bi2S5
BiBismuth
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Bi GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi CosalitePb2Bi2S5

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3187209
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Carbonate

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]

Pennsylvanian
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2820644
Pennsylvanian rocks, undivided

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Sandia Formation; Madera Limestone; La Pasada Formation; Alamitos Formation; Flechado Formation; Bar B Formation; Nakaye Formation; Red House Formation; Oswaldo Formation; Syrena Formation

Description: In Sangre de Cristo Mountains may include Sandia, Madera, La Pasada, Alamitos, and Flechado Formations; elsewhere may include Bar-B, Nakaye, Red House, Oswaldo, and Syrena Formations.

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,limestone,mixed clastic}, Incidental:{coal, chert}

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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Lindgren, W., Graton, L. C., Schrader, F. C., & Hill, J. M. (1910), The ore deposits of New Mexico, USGS Professional Paper 68.
Dunham, K.C. (1935), The geology of the Organ Mountains with an account of the geology and mineral resources of Dona Ana County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin 11: 231.
Albritton, C.C., Jr., and Nelson, V.E. (1943), Lead, Zinc, and Copper Deposits of the Organ District, New Mexico (with a supplment on the occurrence of bismuth), USGS Open-File Report 43, 39 pp.
Glover, Thomas J. (1975), Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Open-file Report OF-63.
Seager, W.R. (1981), Geology of Organ Mountains and Southern San Andres Mountains, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Memoir 36, 97 pp.
Northrop, S.A. and LaBruzza, F.A. (1996), Minerals of New Mexico, revised Third Edition.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10105276 & 10125821.
Rocks & Minerals (2006): 81: 208-213.
New Mexico Mineral Symposium (2008), abstracts.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0350130186.


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