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Uncle Sam Mine, White Signal District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Uncle Sam MineMine
White Signal DistrictMining District
Grant Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 31' 32'' North , 108° 18' 43'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
White Signal181 (2011)6.1km
Tyrone637 (2011)20.5km
Hurley1,256 (2017)25.6km
Silver City10,004 (2017)27.3km
North Hurley300 (2011)27.6km


Due to reclamation process the mine no longer exists

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 83 Mineral Deposits of Western Grant County, New Mexico
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: M Massis collection
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: M Massis collection
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Robert E. Walstrom collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 83 Mineral Deposits of Western Grant County, New Mexico
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 83 Mineral Deposits of Western Grant County, New Mexico
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 83 Mineral Deposits of Western Grant County, New Mexico
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: M Massis collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
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

CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CerussitePbCO3
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS

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]

Ectasian - Calymmian
1200 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2853446
Mesoproterozoic granitic plutonic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1200 - 1600 Ma)

Description: Mainly 1.45 - 1.35 Ga megacrystic granites, generally weakly foliated except locally at their margins.

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:{granitic}

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


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