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Mistletoe Mine (Mistletoe tunnel; Gordon tunnel; Helen Cross group; Helen Cross claim; Forrester claim; Forrester North Extension claim; Birthday claim; Silver Ware claim), Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Mistletoe Mine (Mistletoe tunnel; Gordon tunnel; Helen Cross group; Helen Cross claim; Forrester claim; Forrester North Extension claim; Birthday claim; Silver Ware claim)Mine
Magdalena DistrictMining District
Socorro Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 4' 36'' North , 107° 11' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Magdalena911 (2017)6.7km
Lemitar330 (2011)27.3km
Socorro8,722 (2017)27.5km
Polvadera269 (2011)28.4km
Luis Lopez107 (2011)29.6km


A Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag-Au occurrence/mine located in the SE¼ sec. 6, T3S, R3W, NMM, , on private land. The property is comprised of 5 claims covering 73.9 acres. Owned & operated by J. D. Torres, Magdalena, New Mexico (1959). Last operated in 1957.

Mineralization is hosted in the Mississippian Kelly Limestone of the Magdelena group. The ore body forms pods and shoots. Controls for ore emplacement included mineralized solutions that rose along faults and replaced favorable host rock. Local rocks include Pennsylvanian rocks, undivided.

Local geologic structures include the southern end of the NE-striking Stonewall Fault.

Workings include underground openings with a length of 609.6 meters. Workings reported in 1942 consisted of the Mistletoe tunnel, about 1,300 feet long, a 500 foot tunnel, several short tunnels, and several stopes, raises and winzes.

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Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Patrick Haynes
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Patrick Haynes
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: GF Loughlin (1942) Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: NMBMMR New Mexico Mineral symposium (2003) p. 22

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
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 = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S CovelliteCuS
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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: 241-258.
Loughlin, G.F. and Koschmann, A.H. (1942), Geology and ore deposits of the Magdalena mining district, New Mexico. USGS Professional Paper 200.
Titley, S.R. (1959), New Mexico Geological Survey, Guidebook, Tenth Field Conference: 144-148.
Blakestad, R.B., Jr. (1978), New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Opem File Report FR-43, 127 pp.
New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (2003), New Mexico Mineral symposium - 2003: 22.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10087572.

USGS MRDS Record:10087572
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