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Amelia Mine, Arroyo de la Soledad, Boleo District, Santa Rosalía, Mun. de Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexicoi
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Amelia MineMine
Arroyo de la Soledad- not defined -
Boleo DistrictDistrict
Santa Rosalía- not defined -
Mun. de MulegéMunicipality
Baja California SurState
MexicoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 20' 1'' North , 112° 19' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 27.33366,-112.33087
GeoHash:G#: 9sb57zgnj
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Santa Rosalía11,765 (2018)6.3km
Ninguno [CERESO]121 (2014)10.3km
Ejido San Lucas606 (2014)16.3km
San Bruno623 (2018)25.6km
Isla San Marcos394 (2018)29.5km


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Regions containing this locality

Pacific PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

14 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Description: Bariand reference indicates all prior reports of atacamite are erroneous, the mineral is actually paratacamite
Reference: Bariand, P. et al. (1998). Famous mineral localities: Boléo, Baja California, Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 29: 4-49
Boleite
Formula: KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: E. Swoboda (1998) "Boléo [Mexico]-- A Classic Locality Reworked" Min, Rec, 29(1) 51-62
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Van King
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Reference: Van King
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Cumengeite
Formula: Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.:63:390.; 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Bariand, P. et al. (1998). Famous mineral localities: Boléo, Baja California, Mexico. Mineralogical Record. 29: 4-49
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
'Percylite'
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
Pseudoboleite
Formula: Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Reference: 2009 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Description: It is not established that this locality's mineral has Co>Ca.
Reference: Panczner(1987):92-350.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite ?3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Boleite3.DB.15KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cumengeite3.DB.20Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Paratacamite3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Pseudoboleite3.DB.10Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Romanèchite4.DK.10(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Cobaltoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Co)CO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Phosgenite5.BE.20Pb2CO3Cl2
Spherocobaltite ?5.AB.05CoCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Percylite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Romanèchite7.9.2.1(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite ?10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
AmBn(O,OH)pXq
Boleite10.6.6.1KPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cumengeite10.6.7.1Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Pseudoboleite10.6.8.1Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Spherocobaltite ?14.1.1.5CoCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Phosgenite16a.3.4.1Pb2CO3Cl2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3
'Percylite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
H PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
H CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
C Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
OOxygen
O BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
O PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
O CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cl PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Cl CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Cl PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
CoCobalt
Co Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
CuCopper
Cu BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Cu PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Cu CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
AsArsenic
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
AgSilver
Ag BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
SbAntimony
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
BaBarium
Ba Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
PbLead
Pb BoleiteKPb26Ag9Cu24(OH)48Cl62
Pb PseudoboleitePb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Pb CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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: 2440178

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-conglomerate

Reference: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Conjunto de Datos Vectoriales Geológicos. Continuo Nacional. Escala 1:1’000,000. [63]

Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185459
Cenozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-felsic mixed 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]

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)
Bartsch, J.A. (1988) Collections and Displays: The Lyman House Memorial Museum, Hilo, Hawaii. Rocks & Minerals, 63: 390 .
Panczner, W.D. (1987) Minerals of Mexico. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 459 pages, at 92, 101, 117, 140, 173, 219, 294, 296, 304, 317, 331, 350.
Swoboda, E. (1998) Boléo: A Classic Locality Reworked. The Mineralogical Record, 29:1, 51-62.
Bariand, P., Boulliard, J.C., Chancelier-Dumielle, I., Turniss, V. (1998) Famous Mineral Localities: Boléo, Baja California, Mexico. The Mineralogical Record 29:1, 5-49.
Wilson, I.F., Rocha, V.S. (1955) Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Boleo Copper District, Baja California, Mexico. US Geological Survey Professional Paper 273, 134 pages.

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    • Mun. de Mulegé
      • Santa Rosalía

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