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Spanish Queen mine, Jemez Springs District, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Spanish Queen mineMine
Jemez Springs DistrictMining District
Sandoval Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 43' 54'' North , 106° 42' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Jemez Springs253 (2017)4.4km
Cañon327 (2011)8.6km
Ponderosa387 (2011)8.9km
Jemez Pueblo1,788 (2015)13.1km
La Cueva168 (2017)16.8km


Tectonics: Albuquerque - Belen Basin

Deposit: The ore occurs As a "red bed" copper deposit. There are several horizons in which discontinuous lenses of ore are associated with woody or other organic material. Elston (1967, p. 23) reports "the spanish queen mine is surrounded by legends of fabulous treasures in gold and silver it supposedly yielded in the days of the conquistadores. The legends ignore the low tenor of precious metals typical in deposits of this type. Even the us army map service's 1:250,000 albuquerque topographic map shows the spanish queen As a gold mine." ; info.src : 1 pub lit; 2 unpub rept discovery year: late 1500's

Rock formation(s): Abo


Ore(s): Organic Material In Sandstone Channels

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 81 Summary of the Mineral Resources of Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico; Bull 167 University of New Mexico, December, 1929 Vol. IV. No. 2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 81 Summary of the Mineral Resources of Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico; Bull 167 University of New Mexico, December, 1929 Vol. IV. No. 2; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 81 Summary of the Mineral Resources of Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico; Bull 167 University of New Mexico, December, 1929 Vol. IV. No. 2; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
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
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
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
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BaryteBaSO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Mclemore, V.T., (1983), Nmbmmr Ofr-183, Appendix 1
Elston, W.E., (1967), Nmbmmr Bull 81, P. 23-24
Jones, F.A., (1929), "report on the Spanish Queen Copper Mine of the Jemez River Canyon, New Mexico," John Barry Papers-utep

USGS MRDS Record:10014466
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