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I mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USAi
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I mineMine
Orogrande DistrictMining District
Otero Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 23' 56'' North , 106° 6' 22'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
White Sands1,651 (2017)35.1km
Timberon348 (2011)45.8km
Organ323 (2011)46.1km
Boles Acres1,638 (2011)46.7km
Chaparral14,631 (2014)49.3km


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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Prof Paper 68 The Ore Deposits of New Mexico

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Pliocene - Eocene
2.588 - 56 Ma



ID: 2858138
Tertiary intrusive rocks of intermediate to silicic composition

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 56 Ma)

Description: Includes monzonitic to granitic plutons, stocks, laccoliths, and porphyritic dikes in deeply eroded magmatic centers; and andesitic, dacitic, or rhyolitic plugs and dikes near cauldrons or stratovolcanoes. In the Latir field, fine-grained rhyolitic dikes commonly cut coarse-grained granitic plutons. Includes alkaline laccoliths, plugs, and dikes in Colfax County. North-trending dikes near Capitan include some mafic diabase dikes.

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:{granitic,syenitic}, Minor:{felsic hypabyssal,mafic hypabyssal}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

USGS MRDS Record:10271626
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