Minerales y Gemas de México | Foro de Minerales

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Today in foro de minerales We bring you a new video series Where you can meet the most important minerals in each country Today we will know the minerals
most important and valuable What can you find in Mexico If you want to know where they are
these minerals Then stay! Without more setbacks, let’s start. In Mexico there are more than 750 different minerals Being one of the countries with more mineralogical diversity From the american continent 1- Adamite Mineral belonging to the phosphate category and comes in well formed crystals Their tones can be variable from yellow, green and purple Its hardness on the mohs scale is 3.5 The best copies come from the famous Ojuela mine located in Mapimí – Durango state 2- Polybasite Sulfide category mineral Specifically an antimony sulfide, copper and silver They are shown in monoclinic crystals
hexagonal The hardness is 2.5 on the mohs scale and its color is blackish gray to silver white. Good specimens come from Batopilas in Chihuahua state Also in zacatecas, sonora, durango and the state of mexico 3- Acanthite It is a silver sulfide and main ore of the same chemical element Its name comes from the Greek “akhantas” What does “thorns” mean in reference to the shape of its crystals It is lead gray and the hardness of this sulfide is 2 to 2.5 on the mohs scale Magnificent specimens come of the sparks mine located in Arizpe – state of Sonora also in Zacatecas, Chihuahua and Guanajuato 4- Opal Mineraloid appreciated for its applications as a gem The hardness on the mohs scale can vary from 5 to 6.5 Variants stand out
as the opal with play-of-colors and common opal Opal varieties that we can find It is the famous fire opal It is characterized by having a reddish orange hue Its main deposits are located in Querétaro and Jalisco The hyalite opal differs by its globular structure and for being fluorescent under ultraviolet light Your deposits are located in Tepetate, Villa de Arriaga – San Luis Potosí Other important sources of opal They are found in Durango, Guerrero, Baja California, Zacatecas and Sonora 5- Apatite mineral whose main chemical elements They are calcium and phosphorus with chlorine and fluorine variants The hardness is 5 on the scale
from mohs and the hue of the specimens found in Mexico It is golden yellow to slightly shades
greenish with a good degree of transparency. The most important deposits are found in Cerro de Mercado and Mapimí – Durango State and also in the state of Sonora 6- Mimetite Arsenate category mineral Its name comes from the Greek and means “imitator” In allusion to his resemblance to pyromorphite It has colors ranging from white, yellow, brown and greenish tones Its hardness is 3.5 to 4 on the mohs scale Excellent copies we can find them In the well-known Ojuela mine in Mapimí – Durango State in santa eulalia – Chihuahua, Zacatecas and
San Luis Potosi 7- Agate Mineral belonging to the chalcedony group They are very characteristic for their shapes
banded and beautiful texture in multiple colors You have a concoid fracture and has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the mohs scale Incredible samples come from located deposits to Ojo Laguna and Rancho Coyamito station, Moctezuma station in the municipality of Ahumada – state of Chihuahua Also in Durango and San Luis PotosÍ 8- Rhodochrosite Known Manganese Carbonate For its beautiful reddish pink crystals Rhombic or scalenehedral It has a hardness of 3.5 to 4 according to the mohs scale The brightness it presents is vitreous to pearly The favorite mineral deposits are found in Santa Eulalia – state of Chihuahua In the municipality of Cananea – state of Sonora Guanajuato, Hidalgo and Guerrero 9- Boleite classic cubic looking mineral Its name is for the mineral deposit of El boleo Located in Santa Rosalia – Baja California Sur Boleite is a mineral belonging to halides Among the chemical elements present we find potassium, silver, lead and copper Boleite crystals of good dimensions may have high prices and especially the specimens that preserve the matrix rock 10- Quartz variety Amethyst It is one of the varieties that stand out for the good quality and unusual shape and their copies may have a relatively high price The main site where the most valuable amethysts come from It is located in Piedra Parada and Las Vigas de Ramirez in the state of Veracruz and they have also been found in the state of Guerrero 11- Jamesonite Lead, iron and antimony sulfide It is characterized mainly by its fibrous and acicular crystals Its color is steel gray to
black The hardness on the mohs scale is 2.5 The main deposits come of Mazapil, Concepción del oro and Sombrerete in Zacatecas Chihuahua, Guerrero and Durango 12- Brochantite It is a mineral that belongs to the sulfate category Composed of copper and sulfur It can occur in acicular, fibrous or tabular crystals Its hardness is 3 to 4 on the mohs scale Places where good specimens come from It is in the well-known – Milpillas Mine located in Santa Cruz – state of Sonora In conception of gold – Zacatecas, Durango and Baja California Sur 13- Anhydrite Rare mineral from the sulfate category Composed of calcium and sulfur Its range of tones can vary from colorless, white, bluish violet to pink and the hardness is located at 3.5 on the mohs scale The most important mineral deposit It is located in Naica, municipality of Saucillo, state of Chihuahua 14- Fire agate Variety that is characterized by its beautiful multicolored tones of metallic appearance For the presence of goetita or ilvaita Which produce the iridescent optical effect Its hardness is 6.5 to 7 on the mohs scale What allows it to be worked as a gem The main site is In the municipality of Calvillo and Tepezalá located in the state of Aguascalientes Also in smaller quantity in chihuahua and sonora 15- Topaz Mineral belonging to the group of silicates, Its hardness is 8 on the mohs scale Being able to be worked as a high value gem The places they come from Magnificent specimens of red topaz next to the hyalite opal We find them in Tepetate, Villa de Arriaga, state of San Luis Potosí Zacatecas and Durango The golden or imperial variety, also of the same
site of San Luis Potosí While the blue-blue topaz is found in ranch los pocitos, municipality of Ensenada – state of Baja California 16- Pink Grossular Mineral that forms the garnet group It differs by its beautiful pink to intense pink They are shown in dodecahedron crystals and its hardness is 6.5 to 7 on the mohs scale The best known place where the
grosularia rose It is from sierra de cruces, municipality of Sierra Mojada state of Coahuila and also in the state of Morelos 17- Legrandite Mineral associated with the arsenate category Made up of arsenic and zinc known its crystals for being well formed Its hardness on the mohs scale is 4.5 The hue varies from yellow to orange
yellowish Its main site is In the Flor de Peña mine, municipality of Lampazos de Naranjo – State of Nuevo León at the ojuela mine Durango and Chihuahua If this video reaches 5000 likes I will publish the second part of this video of which many interesting minerals remained and also comment if you want me to make a video of the minerals in your country

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