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Lone Star Mining District (Safford Mining District; Dos Pobres Mining District), Graham Co., Arizona, USAi
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Lone Star Mining District (Safford Mining District; Dos Pobres Mining District)Mining District
Graham Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° North , 109° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~35km
Locality type:


A mining district located in T5-6S, R25-27E, in the Gila Mountains and extending westward into the Gila River Valley (Gila Valley).
A Cu mining district located in T5-6S, R25-27E in the Gila Valley and Gila Mountains east of the Santa Teresa Mountains and the Pinaleño Mountains.

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43 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 106, 261, 404; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10039436, MRDS ID #M050078.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Description: Occurs in veins in metamorphosed latites & andesites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 115; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Description: Minor constituent in metasomatized volcanic rocks.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 116; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 133; Shawe, D.R. (1966), AZ-NM-NV-UT beryllium belts, USGS PP 550-C: 206-213.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 142.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Description: Occurs in metasomatized latites & andesites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 146, 261, 336; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 152.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10039436, MRDS ID #M050078.
'Chabazite'
Description: Occurs in altered tuffs.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 160; Eyde, T.H. (1978), Arizona Zeolites, AZ Dept. Min. Resources Mineral Rept. 1.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Steely & sooty varieties replacing pyrite, chalcopyrite & bornite; blanket-like enrichment cap on primary ore zone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 163; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 142.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 215; Rose, A.W. (1970), Zonal relations of wallrock alteration and sulfide distribution at porphyry copper deposits, Econ.Geol.: 65: 920-936.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Description: Occurs in metamorphosed latites & andesites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 173, 336; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: Along thin veinlets or fractures in oxidized zone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 185; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027031, MRDS ID #M001755.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Description: Occurs in the oxidized zone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 185; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.
Cuprite var. Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Description: Occurs in the oxidized zone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 185; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Occurs in the strong propylitic alteration zone which is locally peripheral to a chlorite-pyrite zone, in andesite, associated with chlorite and carbonate.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 215; Rose, A.W. (1970), Zonal relations of wallrock alteration and sulfide distribution at porphyry copper deposits, Econ.Geol.: 65: 920-936.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 336.
Fluorapatite var. Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 336.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10039436, MRDS ID #M050078.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027031, MRDS ID #M001755.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities:
Description: Lode Au, fine to visible flakes in fractured & sheeted zones.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of mines Bull. 137:192.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 173; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.
Halloysite-10Å
Formula: Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 213.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Hematite var. Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10039436, MRDS ID #M050078.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 146, 261, 336; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
'Jet'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 173; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Description: Minor constituent of metasomatized volcanic rocks.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 146, 275, 336; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Description: Pseudomorphs after pyrite.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of mines Bull. 137:192.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 146, 261, 336; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Habit: Short prismatic crystals
Reference: Jones, E.L., Jr. & F.L. Ransome (1920), Deposits of manganese ore in Arizona, USGS Bull. 710-D: 130.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 309; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266; Rose, A.W. (1970), Zonal relations of wallrock alteration and sulfide distribution at porphyry copper deposits, Econ.Geol.: 65: 920-936.
Muscovite var. Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 309; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266; Rose, A.W. (1970), Zonal relations of wallrock alteration and sulfide distribution at porphyry copper deposits, Econ.Geol.: 65: 920-936.
Natrodufrénite
Formula: NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Colour: Deep green
Description: Occurs as veruginous crusts on open fracture surfaces in drill core.
Reference: Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 6.
Neotocite
Formula: (Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10060232.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Habit: Prismatic; many almost hairlike
Description: Occurs in metasomatized volcanic rocks.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 146, 261, 336; Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, AZ, Am.Min.: 44: 1298-1301.
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Description: Concentric crusts.
Reference: Jones, E.L., Jr. & F.L. Ransome (1920), Deposits of manganese ore in Arizona, USGS Bull. 710-D: 130.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities:
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 142.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rockhounding Arizona, 2nd: A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites By Gerry Blair
Quartz var. Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rockhounding Arizona, 2nd: A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites By Gerry Blair
Quartz var. Fire Agate
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rockhounding Arizona, 2nd: A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites By Gerry Blair
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Fluorescence: Highly fluorescent (color - ?)
Description: Amygdule fillings up to 0.5 inches diameter in basalt.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 103.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027031, MRDS ID #M001755.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Formula: (Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Description: Occurs in drill core on open fracture surfaces.
Reference: Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 6.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026888, MRDS ID #M000791.
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4C2+2)Sb4S12S
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027031, MRDS ID #M001755.
Turquoise
Formula: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Description: Intimately associated with other phosphates.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 106, 261, 404; Robinson, R.F. & A. Cook (1966), The Safford copper deposit, Lone Star mining district, Graham Co., AZ, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 251-266.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4C2+2)Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var. Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Delafossite4.AB.15CuFeO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var. Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var. Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var. Fire Agate4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var. Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Natrodufrénite8.DK.15NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Turquoise8.DD.15CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Neotocite9.ED.20(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Halloysite-10Å-Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
'Jet'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Stilbite subgroup'-(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tetrahedrite Subgroup'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4C2+2)Sb4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
ABX2
Delafossite7.1.1.1CuFeO2
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var. Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Natrodufrénite42.9.1.3NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
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
Neotocite71.1.5.4(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
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
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Cuprite
var. Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
Halloysite-10Å-Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Hematite
var. Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Jet'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var. Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
Quartz
var. Chalcedony
-SiO2
var. Fire Agate-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H Halloysite-10ÅAl2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
H NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
H Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Fluorapatite var. Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Quartz var. Fire AgateSiO2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O Halloysite-10ÅAl2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O Fluorapatite var. Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O CalciteCaCO3
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Cuprite var. ChalcotrichiteCu2O
O CupriteCu2O
O Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O DelafossiteCuFeO2
O TenoriteCuO
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O Hematite var. SpeculariteFe2O3
O Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
O NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
O Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F Fluorapatite var. Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Na NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
Mg Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
AlAluminium
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Halloysite-10ÅAl2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
Al Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si Quartz var. Fire AgateSiO2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Halloysite-10ÅAl2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
Si Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Si Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz var. ChalcedonySiO2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P Fluorapatite var. Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4C22+)Sb4S12S
S AnglesitePbSO4
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
K Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Fluorapatite var. Carbonate-rich FluorapatiteCa5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Stilbite subgroup(Na/Ca/K)6-7[Al8-9Si27-28O72] · nH2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
TiTitanium
Ti BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe DelafossiteCuFeO2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3[AlSi3O10(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hematite var. SpeculariteFe2O3
Fe NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Fe Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
CuCopper
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O, x < 1
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CopperCu
Cu Cuprite var. ChalcotrichiteCu2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu DelafossiteCuFeO2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4C22+)Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SbAntimony
Sb Tetrahedrite SubgroupCu6(Cu4C22+)Sb4S12S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3

References

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Tenney, J.R. (1928), The mineral industries of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 125: 77.
Hutton, C.O. (1959b), An occurrence of pseudomalachite at Safford, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 44: 1298-1301.
Wilson, E.D., Cunningham, J.B., and Butler, G.M. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining (revised 1967), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 192.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 115, 142, 213.

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