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Peralta Canyon, Cochiti District, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Peralta CanyonCanyon
Cochiti DistrictMining District
Sandoval Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 40' 26'' North , 106° 26' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cochiti Lake569 (2011)9.5km
Cochiti528 (2011)10.7km
Peña Blanca709 (2011)14.6km
Santo Domingo Pueblo2,456 (2011)18.8km
Ponderosa387 (2011)20.8km


Sec 9 T17N R5E (unsurveyed - projected). Also copper oxide minerals.
Structure: Several Large Fractured Areas In The Rhyolite

Tectonics: Pajarito Plateau

Deposit: Very little has been written on the geology of peralta canyon. There are two groups of patented claims in the canyon. Mineral survey no. 1875 and patent 989033 (1926) cover the peralta lion group (peralta lion 1-5 and peralta lion "a"-1). Mineral survey no. 1883 and patent 989035 (1926) cover the toby group (toby, teddy 1-2, and old cro W 1-2). Discovery year: 1890's

Rock formation(s): Keres Group
Keres Group


Ore(s): Fractures In The Rhyolite

Mine: Peralta Lion Mines, Patented Claims 1926: Peralta Lion No. 1-5, Peralta A 1, Toby Group-- Teddy No. 1-2, Toby, Old Crow No. 1-2, Unpatented Claims: Great Western, Aunt Betsy, Obs No. 1-2, Independent, Dependent, Tomboy, Governor, The Wedge, White Horse, Red Horse, Peralta Lion 6-8, Peralta Big B

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Rocky Mountains, North AmericaMountain Range

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Gold
Formula: Au
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.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 87 Mineral and Water Resources of New Mexico
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 87 Mineral and Water Resources of New Mexico

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
OOxygen
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CuCopper
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
AuGold
Au GoldAu
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Lindgren, W., L.C. Graton and C.H. Gordon, (1910), USGS Pp 68, P. 162
Blackburn, W.H., (1921), "mont De Lion Mining Company-sandoval County, New Mexico, Cochiti Mining District"
Chenoweth, W.L., (1974), Nmgs Guidebook, 25th Field Conference, P. 309-315

USGS MRDS Record:10014467
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