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Roos shaft, Memphis Mine (Roos shaft; Ross shaft [?]), Organ Mining District, Organ Mountains, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Roos shaftGroup of Shafts
Memphis Mine (Roos shaft; Ross shaft [?])Mine
Organ Mining DistrictMining District
Organ MountainsMountain Range
Doña Ana Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° North , 106° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~1km
Locality type:
Group of Shafts
Köppen climate type:


The Roos shaft is actually the name given to an original Memphis Mine shaft by a later leasor going for zinc. It contained the locally famous "Zinc Stope" which produced many beautiful blue hemimorphite specimens.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Collected and in collection of Don Saathoff
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Don Saathoff collection, confirmed by SEM probe
Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
Reference: Don Saathoff collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Don Saathoff collection
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Montanite ?
Formula: Bi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; American Mineralogist (1937) 22: 1065-1069.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Don Saathoff collection
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Don Saathoff collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Galenobismutite2.JC.25ePbBi2S4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Montanite ?7.CD.60Bi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Galenobismutite3.7.9.1PbBi2S4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 33 - SELENATES AND TELLURATES
(AB)m(XO6)·xH2O, where x can equal zero
Montanite ?33.2.2.1Bi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcociteCu2S
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
TeTellurium
Te MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
BiBismuth
Bi GalenobismutitePbBi2S4
Bi MontaniteBi2(TeO6) · 2H2O

References

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American Mineralogist (1937): 22: 1065-1069.
Northrop, S.A. and LaBruzza, F.A. (1996), Minerals of New Mexico, revised Third Edition.

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