Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Chalcocite prospect, Nacimiento Mountains District, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Chalcocite prospectProspect
Nacimiento Mountains DistrictMining District
Sandoval Co.County
New MexicoState

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 0' 18'' North , 106° 53' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
Cuba736 (2017)5.8km
La Jara207 (2011)11.5km
Regina105 (2011)20.6km
Santa Teresa2,741 (2006)25.6km
Gallina286 (2017)25.8km

0.75 miles north of Copper Glance
Structure: Nacimiento Fault Nacimiento Fault

Tectonics: Nacimiento Uplift

Deposit: The deposit lies chiefly in a zone or band of schist about 35 feet wide contained in the granite.the copper occurs in moderate amounts in the schist, and seems to attain its best development near the contact of the schist with the granite. The jointing in the granite dips about 80 NE and the tunnel workings follow a two-foot diabase dike which conforms to the southeasterly trend of the jointing. The dike carries traces of pyrite and chalcopyrite, but does not seem to have any connection with the deposits in the schists.

Development: There is no record of ownership for this prospect. Lindgren (1910, p. 149-150) states there was activity at the prospect but does not say who was working it.

Geology: The precambrian in this area has not been given a formal name.

Ore(s): 35-Foot Band Of Schist In Precambrian Granite

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau

Select Mineral List Type

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.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

Select Rock List Type

Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Cu2S
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 81 Summary of the Mineral Resources of Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 81 Summary of the Mineral Resources of Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: FeS2
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 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

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

List of minerals for each chemical element

H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S


Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Elston, W.E., (1967), Nmbmmr Bull 81, P. 28

USGS MRDS Record:10087965
This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2020, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: February 24, 2020 13:06:41 Page generated: July 1, 2019 12:11:58
Go to top of page