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Scheelemite mine, Iron Mountain No. 2 District, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Scheelemite mineMine
Iron Mountain No. 2 DistrictMining District
Sierra Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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33° 28' 37'' North , 107° 40' 19'' West
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Deposit: Mixed domain in the mils data set means federal and state domains. Actually beryllium would not affect the marketability of the wo3 concentrate, neither as credit nor as penalty.

Geology: The dimensions of the ore body in the geometry data set are related only to the scheelemite area tungsten deposit, and do not consider other small tungsten showings or the whole iron mountain deposit. Formation name for the skarn rock mass and for the aplite, rhyolite and granite was left blank because these rock masses are not geologic formations.

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Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: USGS Bull 945C; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: USGS Bull 945C; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: USGS Bull 945C; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: USGS Bull 945C; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; USGS Bull 945C
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; USGS Bull 945C; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Tungstite
Formula: WO3 · H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: USGS Bull 945C
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; USGS Bull 945C

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Tungstite4.FJ.10WO3 · H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Helvine9.FB.10Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
AX3
Tungstite4.5.2.1WO3 · H2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
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 Feldspathoids and related species
Helvine76.2.4.1Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H TungstiteWO3 · H2O
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O TungstiteWO3 · H2O
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
FeIron
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
ZnZinc
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
MoMolybdenum
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
WTungsten
W TungstiteWO3 · H2O
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

References

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USGS Bull 945C
Mexico. U.S. Bureau of Mines Ri (5517), 1959, Pp. 56-68.
First Printing, (1962) (?), Pp. 200.
Sources Bull. 10, (1934), Pp. 116-119.
Mineral Resources Bull. 21, (1946), Pp. 167-169.
Fairview, New Mexico. Econ. Geol., Vol. 16, (1921),
U.S. Bureau of Mines Bull. 671, (1980), Pp. 1-9.
New Mexico. U.S. Bureau of Mines Ri (4035), 1947, 5 Pp.
Socorro Counties, New Mexico. U.S Bureau of Mines Ri (4024),
Deposit. Econ. Geol. Vol. 36, (1941), Pp. 748-751.
J0255026. Rev. Ed. June (1979), 374 Pp.

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