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King Turquoise Mine, Manassa, Conejos Co., Colorado, USAi
Regional Level Types
King Turquoise MineMine
Manassa- not defined -
Conejos Co.County
ColoradoState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 10' 29'' North , 105° 45' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Manassa966 (2017)15.6km
Sanford852 (2017)15.7km
Romeo387 (2017)19.8km
La Jara801 (2017)20.8km
Antonito759 (2017)24.3km


From Manassa, which is 3 mi east of U.S. Highway 285, follow State Highway 142 eastward 6.6 mi; the property is located south 0.3 mi at mine dumps near the foot of a large hill. ("Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997)
The King Turquoise Mine is located east of Manassa, Colorado. It is best known for featuring turquoise of mixed greens and blues with a golden to brown colored matrix.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Chalcosiderite
Formula: CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Muscovite var. Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckel
Turquoise
Formula: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997; Economic Geology; May 1941; v. 36; no. 3; p. 335-344; I acquired the mineral listed from the King family mine owners.
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Reference: "Minerals of Colorado, updated & revised", p. 13, by Eckel, Edwin B., 1997

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Tridymite4.DA.10SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chalcosiderite8.DD.15CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Turquoise8.DD.15CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Chalcosiderite42.9.3.4CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Tridymite75.1.2.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O TridymiteSiO2
O CristobaliteSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si TridymiteSiO2
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite var. IlliteK0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

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