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Tyrone Mine, Tyrone Area, Burro Mountains District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Tyrone MineMine (Active)
Tyrone AreaArea
Burro Mountains DistrictMining District
Grant Co.County
New MexicoState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 39' 3'' North , 108° 21' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.65104,-108.36551
GeoHash:G#: 9tfcwpfwh
Owned/operated by:Freeport-McMoRan (100%)
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tyrone637 (2011)8.8km
White Signal181 (2011)10.6km
Silver City10,004 (2017)15.4km
Rosedale394 (2017)17.5km
Hurley1,256 (2017)22.5km


Mining began circa 600AD by native Americans for turquoise. Underground mining began in the 1860's with open pit operations starting in 1968.

Porphyry copper deposits are low-grade (<0.8%) disseminated deposits of copper found in and around small intrusive bodies composed of porhyritic diorite, granodiorite, monzonite or quartz monzonite. Primary chalcopyrite is non-economic and required supergene enrichment to chalcocite and covellite to form economic deposits.

An open pit mine in a porphyry copper deposit. Located just SW of Silver City, NM. Mined from the Main, San Salvador, Gettysburg and Copper Mountain pits. Owned by Phelps Dodge Corp. & Burro Chief Copper Co. (1985).
This mine has removed several other old underground mines in the area and covered others with the dumps.

The Open Pits at the Tyrone Mine Facility include the Main, West Main, Valencia, Gettysburg, Copper Mountain, South Rim, Savanna and San Salvador Hill pits.
Previously mined and now partially or completely backfilled pits include the San Salvador Hill, Virginia Racket, West Racket, East Main, Gettysburg Entry, BA-O, and Upper Main. Of the existing open pits at the mine, the Main, West Main, Valencia, Savanna, and Gettysburg Pits are contiguous.

Regions containing this locality

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

48 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Biotite'
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chalcosiderite
Formula: CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Cornetite
Formula: Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hinsdalite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kintoreite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Ludlamite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Treasurite
Formula: Ag7Pb6Bi15S32
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Woodhouseite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Treasurite2.JB.40aAg7Pb6Bi15S32
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Cacoxenite8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Chalcosiderite8.DD.15CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Corkite8.BL.05PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Cornetite8.BE.15Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Crandallite8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Hinsdalite8.BL.05PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Kintoreite8.BL.10PbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Leucophosphite8.DH.10KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Ludlamite8.CD.20Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Strengite8.CD.10FePO4 · 2H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Woodhouseite8.BL.05CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2 < ø < 2.49
Treasurite3.6..3Ag7Pb6Bi15S32
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
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
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
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
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Ludlamite40.3.5.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Strengite40.4.1.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Cornetite41.3.2.1Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Kintoreite42.7.3.6PbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Chalcosiderite42.9.3.4CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Leucophosphite42.11.6.1KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Corkite43.4.1.2PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hinsdalite43.4.1.5PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Woodhouseite43.4.1.8CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H LudlamiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O CupriteCu2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O LudlamiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O TenoriteCuO
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Al HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
P HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P LudlamiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S CovelliteCuS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca WoodhouseiteCaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
Fe ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe LudlamiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
Ag IodargyriteAgI
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
Pb KintoreitePbFe3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
BiBismuth
Bi TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
UUranium
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Middle Pleistocene - Chattian
0.126 - 28.1 Ma



ID: 2990129
Gila Group, Formation, or Conglomerate

Age: Cenozoic (0.126 - 28.1 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gila Conglomerate

Description: Includes Mimbres Formation and several informal units in southwestern basins.

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:{conglomerate sandstone,volcanic}

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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Paige, S. (1922). Copper deposits of the Tyrone district, New Mexico USGS Prof. Paper No. 122.
Kolessar, J. (1970). Geology and copper deposits of the Tyrone district. Guidebook of the Tyrone-Big Hatchet Mountains-Florida Mountains Region: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 21, 127-132.
- Mining Annual Review (1985): 55.
- Minerals Yearbook (1988) - Mining & Quarrying Trends: 31, 33
- Northrop (1996): Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd rev. ed.
- Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2005): Porphyry Copper Deposits of the World: Database, Map, and Grade and Tonnage Models. USGS Open-File Report 05-1060.
- Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Mach, C. J. (2008) Tectonic Controls, Timing and Geochemistry of Supergene Enrichment of the Tyrone Porphyry Copper Deposit, Grant County, New Mexico. PhD Thesis University of Nevada
- USGS Prof. Paper 122

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