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Sacaton Mine (Casa Grande Mine; ASARCO Sacaton project), Casa Grande, Pinal Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Sacaton Mine (Casa Grande Mine; ASARCO Sacaton project)Mine
Casa Grande- not defined -
Pinal Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 57' 16'' North , 111° 48' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Casa Grande51,460 (2017)10.0km
Sacaton2,672 (2011)15.4km
Stanfield740 (2011)15.7km
Casa Blanca1,388 (2011)19.6km
Chuichu269 (2011)22.7km


A former surface and underground Cu-Mo-Ag-Au mine located in the center sec. 26 & sec. 35, T5S, R5E (Casa Grande West 7.5 minute topo map), 1 mile S of the Sacaton Mountains, about 2½ miles W of the Casa Grande Municipal Airport, and 6 miles NW of Casa Grande proper, on private land. Produced 1929-1984. The porphyry was discovered in 1961 by geological inference. Owned by ASARCO (American Smelting and Refining Co.) (1988).

Mineralization is a porphyry Cu deposit hosted in Pinal Schist, Ruin (Oracle) Granite, Three Peaks Monzonite Porphyry and Sacaton Granite. The 2 ore bodies are massive tabular to irregular. Ore control was veinlets and disseminations in intensely fractured and brecciated granite and monzonite. Ore concentration was secondary enrichment and some oxidation. Alteration is phyllic and argillic and is more intense in mineralized areas; seritization. Area structures include fractures N50°-70°E, brecciation, and the Sacaton Fault, dropping down east of the deposit.

The west ore body is 1200 feet (365 meters) diameter by 100-700 feet (31 - 213.36 meters) thick. The east ore body is 1200 (365.78 meters) long X 600 feet (182.88 meters) thick X 300 feet (91.44 meters) wide, but is at a depth of 1500 feet (457.2 meters)(depth-to-top). The deposit is covered by 60-100 feet of alluvium and 600 feet of Tertiary conglomerate on the west, and by 700-1500 feet of Tertiary conglomerate on the east. Ore emplacement is related to the Three Peaks Monzonite. A supergene-enriched chalcocite blanket has been partially oxidized.

Assay data: Pyrite: Chalcopyrite = 1.5:1 by volume. Total sulfide by volume is 1.5-3.0%.

The workings at Sacaton West are an open pit; Sacaton East is underground. Surface reserves are depleted.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


26 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne. SEM EDS analysis by Princeton Gamma-Tech. Inc.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10283179, MAS ID #0040210005.; Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 60.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Eriochalcite
Formula: CuCl2 · 2H2O
Colour: Light blue-green
Description: Occurs with brochantite on pyrite partially altered to chalcocite.
Reference: Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 4.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.

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
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Eriochalcite3.BB.05CuCl2 · 2H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
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
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Eriochalcite9.2.8.1CuCl2 · 2H2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O CupriteCu2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Scottsdale, AZ: 60.
Pay Dirt (1973) November 26, 1973: 1, 3, 4.
Skillings, David N. (1973) Sacaton Porphyry Copper Project of ASARCO in Southern Arizona. Skillings Mining Review: Feb 24, 1973: 1, 10-12.
Mining Magazine (1974) New Arizona Copper Mine for ASARCO: 79.
Pay Dirt (1974), ASARCO's New 40 million Dollar Sacaton Unit Dedicated Today, No. 417, March 25 issue: 1-27.
Mining Magazine (1975) Sacaton-ASARCO's New Copper Mine in Arizona, Feb 1975: 90-97.
World Mining (1975) Sacaton - How ASARCO Discovered and Developed its Newest Copper Mine, December, 1975: 38-41.
Engineering and Mining Journal (1977) Sacaton Works Pit while Preparing to go Underground, June, 1977: 105-106.
Greeley (1978) Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Special Report #2.
Ullmer (1978) Journal of Geochemical Exploration: 9(2-3): 235-236.
Cummings (1982 ?) in Titley, vol. 2.
Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 15 (Table 1).
Sawyer, M.B., Gurmendi, A.C., Daley, M.R., and Howell, S.B. (1992) Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 334 pp.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 60.
Grant, Raymond W., Bideaux, R.A., and Williams, S.A. (2006) Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995-2005: 4.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10103762, MRDS ID #M050669; and Dep. ID #10283179, MAS ID #0040210005; and Dep. ID #10283519, MAS ID #0040210129.

USGS MRDS Record:10103762

External Links

http://docs.azgs.az.gov/SpecColl/2008-01/2008-01-0728.pdf - Sacaton Mine history, maps and more

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