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Sampson prospect (McKeen prospect), Red River District, Taos Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Sampson prospect (McKeen prospect)Prospect
Red River DistrictMining District
Taos Co.County
New MexicoState

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 42' 24'' North , 105° 25' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
Red River476 (2017)1.5km
Questa1,753 (2017)15.3km
Eagle Nest261 (2017)22.1km
San Cristobal273 (2011)22.9km
Arroyo Seco1,785 (2011)24.8km

Reported telluride mineral

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: American Mineralogist (1937) 22: 1065-1069.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 71 Mineral Resources of Taos County, New Mexico
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 71 Mineral Resources of Taos County, New Mexico

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

O QuartzSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
S PyriteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2

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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0 - 0.0117 Ma

ID: 3273164

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Poorly sorted silt- to boulder-sized material on slopes and in steep valleys. Locally includes small alluvial-fan, talus, landslide, and glacial-moraine deposits

Reference: Lipman, P.W., J.C. Reed, Jr. Geologic Map of the Latir Volcanic Field and Adjacent Areas, Northern New Mexico. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1907. [173]

Holocene - Late Pleistocene
0 - 0.126 Ma

ID: 2827405

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 0.126 Ma)

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:{unconsolidated alluvium}

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]

1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 3187784
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

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Schilling J H (1960) Nmbm Bull 71 P 72
Mines M. S. Thesis, (1922), P. 21

USGS MRDS Record:10248409
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