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Dictator Mine (Dictator group; Dictator and Covington; Oversite group), Cuchillo Negro District, Sierra Cuchillo (Cuchillo Negro Mts), Sierra Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Dictator Mine (Dictator group; Dictator and Covington; Oversite group)Mine
Cuchillo Negro DistrictMining District
Sierra Cuchillo (Cuchillo Negro Mts)Sierra
Sierra Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 20' 18'' North , 107° 34' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Williamsburg425 (2017)36.2km
Hot Springs Landing110 (2011)37.2km
Truth or Consequences6,079 (2017)38.2km
Las Palomas173 (2011)40.2km
Elephant Butte1,431 (2011)42.2km


A former Cu-Pb-Ag-Zn occurrence/mine. This locality was called the Dictator Mine in the 1880's. The Dictator group was replaced by the Oversite group of 6 claims in 1980. It still is reflected on the topo map as the "Dictator Mine."

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Saathoff Collection, DeMark Collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Twenty-First Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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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Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3192320
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic 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]

Pennsylvanian
298.9 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 2755137
Madera Group

Age: Pennsylvanian (298.9 - 323.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Madera Group

Description: In Manzano Mountains includes Wild Cow Formation and Los Moyos Limestone; in Lucero Mesa includes Red Tanks, Atrasado, Gray Mesa Formations; in Sacramento Mountains includes the non-Madera Holder, Beeman and Gobbler Formations. May include strata lumped as Magdalena Group in a few areas.

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:{limestone,sandstone,shale}, Minor:{chert,mixed clastic}

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Harley, G. T. (1934), The Geology and Ore Deposits of Sierra County, New Mexico, New Mexico Bureau of Mines Bulletin 10: 120.
Northrop, S.A. and LaBruzza, F.A. (1996), Minerals of New Mexico, revised Third Edition.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10011721 & 10247914.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0350510145.
Twenty-First Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium.

USGS MRDS Record:10011721
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