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Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA

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Dry Placer Mining (1907 or earlier)

Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Wet Placer Mining (1907 or earlier)

Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
 


Detailed Mineral List:
Actinolite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Albite
Habit: Platy single and twinned crystals, clear to white, to a few mm have been found with epidote and actinolite
Colour: clear to white
Reference: D.Court collection
Andradite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Photo: © . Andradite from Jarilla Mts, Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Calcite
Localities: Nannie Baird mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Three Bears mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Cassiterite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Cerussite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Chalcanthite
Locality: Three Bears mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Photo: © Charles Creekmur. Chalcanthite from Three Bears mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Chalcocite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Localities: Recorded from at least 4 other localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Chrysocolla
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Photo: © FL Murray. Chrysocolla from Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Clinozoisite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Covellite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Diopside
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Dioptase
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Epidote
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Fluorite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Galena
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
'Garnet'
Localities: Nannie Baird mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
I mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Lucky mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Three Bears mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Goethite
Locality: Lucky mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Photo: © Martins da Pedra. Goethite from Lucky mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Gold
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Grossular
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Gypsum
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Hematite
Localities: I mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Three Bears mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Jarilla Mts, Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Nannie Baird mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Lucky mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Photo: © . Hematite from Jarilla Mts, Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Hematite var: Specularite
Locality: Nannie Baird mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Ilmenite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Jarosite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Jasper'
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Kaolinite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
'Limonite'
Localities: Nannie Baird mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Three Bears mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Magnetite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Malachite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Photo: © 2001 John H. Betts. Malachite from Jarilla Mts, Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Melanterite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Muscovite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Orthoclase
Locality: Jarilla Mts, Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Photo: © Charles Creekmur. Orthoclase from Jarilla Mts, Orogrande, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Pyrite
Localities: Nannie Baird mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
I mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Lucky mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Three Bears mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
By Chance mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
'Pyroxene Group'
Locality: Nannie Baird mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Quartz
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Localities: Recorded from at least 2 other localities in this region.
Photo: © JSS. Quartz from Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
'Scapolite'
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Scheelite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Sphalerite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Tenorite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Titanite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Tremolite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Turquoise
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Photo: © Charles Creekmur. Turquoise from Garnet mine, Orogrande District, Otero Co., New Mexico, USA
Wollastonite
Reference: NMBMMR OFR 370
Wulfenite
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Zircon
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.

References

North, Robert M., (1982) Geology and ore deposits of the Orogrande mining district, Otero Co., New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-370

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