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Cerro de Mercado Mine, Victoria de Durango, Durango Municipality, Durango, Mexicoi
Regional Level Types
Cerro de Mercado MineMine
Victoria de Durango- not defined -
Durango MunicipalityMunicipality
DurangoState
MexicoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
24° 1' North , 104° 40' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Victoria de Durango518,709 (2018)1.0km
Predio la Pradera II220 (2014)5.4km
El Refugio (El Conejo)668 (2014)5.8km
El Nayar3,308 (2018)6.5km
General Lázaro Cárdenas (Garabito Viejo)188 (2014)7.4km


An iron mine with a rich history. Started 1828 and most recently owned by Sidermex Group. Produced 443,000 tons of concentrates in 1984. In the northern part of the city of Durango.

The iron mineralisations were formed by subaerial volcanic processes.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Asbestos'
Reference: Personal collection
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: No reference listed
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: No reference listed
Bixbyite
Formula: Mn3+2O3
Reference: No reference listed
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: "Rock-magnetism and ore microscopy of the magnetite-apatite ore deposit from Cerro de Mercado, Mexico" Earth Planets Space, 53, 181–192, 2001
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 886.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Panczner(1987).
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hydroxylapatite ?
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Description: No reference. Very unlikely.
Reference: No reference listed
Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite ?
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Description: No reference. Very unlikely.
Reference: No reference listed
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: "Rock-magnetism and ore microscopy of the magnetite-apatite ore deposit from Cerro de Mercado, Mexico" Earth Planets Space, 53, 181–192, 2001
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Panczner(1987):101-338.; Econ Geol (1997) 92:368-376
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Personal collection
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: No reference listed
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: No reference listed
Pseudobrookite
Formula: Fe2TiO5
Reference: "Rock-magnetism and ore microscopy of the magnetite-apatite ore deposit from Cerro de Mercado, Mexico" Earth Planets Space, 53, 181–192, 2001
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Panczner(1987):101-338.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: No reference listed
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bixbyite4.CB.10Mn3+2O3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Martite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Pseudobrookite4.CB.15Fe2TiO5
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite ?8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite ?8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Sepiolite9.EE.25Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Asbestos'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bixbyite4.3.7.2Mn3+2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB2X5
Pseudobrookite7.7.1.1Fe2TiO5
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite ?41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Sepiolite74.3.1b.1Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Asbestos'-
Hematite
var: Martite
-Fe2O3
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite ?
-Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
OOxygen
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O BaryteBaSO4
O BixbyiteMn23+O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Hydroxylapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH,O)
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn BixbyiteMn23+O3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PseudobrookiteFe2TiO5
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

References

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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 886.
Mining Annual Review (1985): 81.
Panczner (1987).
Lyons, J.I. (1988): Volcanogenic iron oxide deposits, Cerro de Mercado and vicinity, Durango. Economic Geology, 83, 1886-1906.
Megaw, P.K.M. & Barton, M.D. (1999) The geology and minerals of Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico. Rocks & Minerals, 74, 20-28.

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