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Copperas Creek, Grant Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Copperas CreekCreek
Grant Co.County
New MexicoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 2' 28'' North , 108° 13' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.04119,-108.22654
GeoHash:G#: 9tg5cnzyf
Locality type:Creek
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Pinos Altos198 (2011)19.8km
Arenas Valley1,522 (2011)27.8km
Hanover167 (2011)28.3km
Santa Clara1,638 (2017)29.9km
Rosedale394 (2017)30.2km


NOTE: This feature is not listed in the USGS GNIS database.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.
'Mica Group'
Reference: Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Natroalunite7.BC.10NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sanidine9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Mica Group'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Sanidine76.1.1.2K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Mica Group'-
Natroalunite-NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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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Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3192320
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic 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]

Chattian - Rupelian
23.03 - 33.9 Ma



ID: 2973778
Lower-upper middle Tertiary basaltic andesites and andesites of the Mogollon Group

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mogollon Group

Description: Includes La Jara Peak Basaltic Andesite, Uvas Basaltic Andesite, basaltic andesites of Poverty Creek and Twin Peaks, Squirrel Springs Canyon Andesite, Razorback Basalt, Bear Springs Basalt, flows of Gila Flat, Salt Creek Formation, Middle Mountain Formation, and the Alum Mountain Group. Pre-Amalia-Tuff lavas in the Questa caldera are dominantly silicic andesites and dacites; elsewhere silicic lavas are a minor component of Tual.

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:{andesite,basaltic andesite,basalt}, Minor:{dacite}

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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Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
Ratté, J. C. (2008). The Early Oligocene Copperas Creek Volcano and geology along New Mexico Higway 15 between Sapillo Creek and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Grant and Catron Counties, New Mexico.


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