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Black Hawk Mine, Black Hawk District (Bullard's Peak District), Big Burro Mts, Grant Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Black Hawk MineMine
Black Hawk District (Bullard's Peak District)Mining District
Big Burro MtsMountain Range
Grant Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 43' 31'' North , 108° 30' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.72528,-108.50028
GeoHash:G#: 9tff5j2w8
USGS MRDS Record:10067835
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tyrone637 (2011)18.6km
Silver City10,004 (2017)21.2km
White Signal181 (2011)22.6km
Rosedale394 (2017)24.6km
Gila314 (2011)27.7km


Mine was developed with 11 levels primarily in the 1880's.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


37 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: D, Von Bargen (1979) Mineralogy of the Black Hawk District, New Mexico PhD Thesis, Purdue Univ.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Northrop, Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd Rev. Ed., 1996
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Mckinstryite
Formula: Ag5-xCu3+xS4
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Nimite
Formula: (Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]; Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: [Rocks & Minerals Vol 68 March/April 1993 p96]
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: D, Von Bargen (1979) Mineralogy of the Black Hawk District, New Mexico PhD Thesis, Purdue Univ.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Page, L. R.; Stocking, H. E.; Smith, H. B. (1956) Contributions to the geology of uranium and thorium by the United States Geological Survey and Atomic Energy Commission for the United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva, Switzerland, 1955. USGS Professional Paper 300 pp97-103

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Mckinstryite2.BA.40Ag5-xCu3+xS4
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Rammelsbergite2.EB.15aNiAs2
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Nimite9.EC.55(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Mckinstryite2.4.5.1Ag5-xCu3+xS4
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Rammelsbergite2.12.2.12NiAs2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Nimite71.4.1.5(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Nimite(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Nimite(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O UraniniteUO2
MgMagnesium
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Mg Nimite(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Nimite(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Nimite(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AcanthiteAg2S
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MckinstryiteAg5-xCu3+xS4
S MilleriteNiS
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CoCobalt
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Nimite(Ni,Mg,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu MckinstryiteAg5-xCu3+xS4
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag MckinstryiteAg5-xCu3+xS4
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
SnTin
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 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]

Paleocene - Late Cretaceous
56 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 2735439
Tertiary-Cretaceous intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (56 - 100.5 Ma)

Description: Includes granodiorite to quartz monzonite stocks and plutons at Hanover, Fierro, Tyrone, Lordsburg, and the 73 Ma quartz monzonite porphyry stock at Copper Flatsin Sierra County. Also includes many norhteast-trending monzonite porphyry dikes in the Silver City region.

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:{granodiorite,quartz monzonite}

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]

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)
Gillerman, Elliot; Whitebread, D.H., 1956, Uranium-bearing nickel-cobalt native silver deposits, Black Hawk district, Grant County, New Mexico: Bulletin 1009-K, p. 283-313
Von Bargen, D. (1993), Minerals of the Black Hawk District, New Mexico. Rocks & Minerals: 68: 96-111, 132-133.

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