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Bonanza mine, Tecolote District, San Miguel Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Bonanza mineMine
Tecolote DistrictMining District
San Miguel Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 26' 33'' North , 105° 20' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tecolote298 (2011)6.2km
Ribera416 (2011)12.1km
San Jose137 (2011)12.8km
Soham210 (2011)13.8km
Sena129 (2011)16.6km


4 miles NE of Blake mine
Structure: Starvation Peak Anticline, Bernal Fault, And The Serafina Monocline Starvation Peak Anticline, Bernal Fault And The Serafina Monocline

Alteration: The Ore Has Undergone Marked Oxidation.

Tectonics: Sangre De Cristo Uplift

Deposit: The ore occurs mainly As malachite with small amounts of azurite. The ore runs about the same As the ore at the blake mine but is more pockety. The ore grade ranges from 1.5 to 5.0 percent copper. The copper occurs mainly in the calcite and dolomite in narro W bands parallel to the bedding, giving the ore a striped appearance. The ore tends to be found in the finer-grained material next to coarser layers of rock.

Development: The owner or operator of this property is unknown.

Rock formation(s): Glorieta Sandstone


Ore(s): Favorable Bed

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
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
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S

References

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LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., (1910), USGS PP 68, P. 120-121
HARLEY, G.T., (1940), NMBMMR BULL 15, P. 57-62
SOULE, J.H., (1956), USBM IC 7740, P. 36-39
JOHNSON, R.B., (1970), USGS MAP GQ-869

USGS MRDS Record:10014823
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