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Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA

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Detailed Mineral List:
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: New Mexico mines and minerals ... By Fayette Alexander Jones
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Photo: © Charles Creekmur. Azurite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Photo: Brochantite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Pseudomorphs after galena.
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Photo: Chrysocolla from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Photo: Copper from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Photo: © SMS 2014. Cuprite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Jerry Cone Collection
Photo: Gypsum from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Photo: Hemimorphite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Photo: Malachite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: NMBMMR Bull 11 The Geology of the Organ Mountains ; Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: personally collected; self collected
Photo: Rosasite from Torpedo Mine, Organ District, Organ Mts, Doña Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Description: reddish brown 1 mm pseudo rhombohedral crystals (ferroan variety)
Reference: M Massis collection
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. NMBGMR Open-file Report OF-63

References

New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, The Geology of the Organ Mountains, Bulletin 11.

Glover, Thomas J., (1975) Geology and ore deposits of the northwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Open-file Report OF-63.

Minerals of New Mexico, 3rd ed.

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