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Artesia, Eddy Co., New Mexico, USAi
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Eddy Co.County
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USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 50' 32'' North , 104° 24' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.84233,-104.40330
GeoHash:G#: 9tvfb4zb6
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Artesia12,036 (2017)0.0km
Morningside367 (2017)2.2km
Atoka1,077 (2011)8.2km
Lake Arthur437 (2017)17.7km
Hope107 (2017)31.0km


East of Pecos River extending to Lake McMillan.

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North America PlatePlate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jacinto de Compostela Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Pseudocubic Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Jacinto de Compostela Quartz-SiO2
var: Pseudocubic Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Jacinto de Compostela Quartz)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Pseudocubic Quartz)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Jacinto de Compostela Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Pseudocubic Quartz)SiO2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

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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Holocene - Gelasian
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2960668
Piedmont alluvial deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Includes deposits of higher gradient tributaries bordering major stream valleys, alluvial veneers of the piedmont slope, and alluvial fans. May locally include uppermost Pliocene deposits.

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:{unconsolidated alluvium}

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]

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3192733
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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]

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

References

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Tarr, W.A. y Lonsdale, J.T. (1929). Pseudo-cubic quartz crystals from Artesia, New Mexico. American Mineralogist, 14, 50-53.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.


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