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Sugarloaf Butte, Quartzsite, La Paz Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Sugarloaf ButteTable/Butte
Quartzsite- not defined -
La Paz Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 38' 1'' North , 114° 18' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Quartzsite3,626 (2017)8.6km
La Paz Valley699 (2011)9.3km
Ehrenberg1,470 (2011)19.7km
Blythe19,208 (2017)26.1km
Ripley692 (2011)33.8km


An occurrence located about 5 miles west of Quartzsite and 1 mile south of US highway 60.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Occurs as branching, irregular veins within schistose dacite. Contains up to 4.3% Na2O.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 107, 310; Heineman, R.E.S. (1935), Sugarloaf Butte alunite, Engr. Mining Jour. 136: 138-139; Thoenen, J.R. (1941), Alunite resources of the United States, US Bur. Mines Rept. Inv. 3561; Wilson, E.D. (1944), Arizona non-metallics: A summary of past production and present operations, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 152; Omori, K. & P.F. Kerr (1963), Infrared studies of saline sulfate minerals, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull. 74: 709-734; Wilson, E.D. & G.H. Roseveare (1949), Arizona Nonmetallics, A Summary of Past Production and Present Operations, 2nd. Edition (revised), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 155: 8; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 64.
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 559; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 310; Omori, K. & P.F. Kerr (1963), Infrared studies of saline sulfate minerals, Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull. 74: 709-734.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natroalunite7.BC.10NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Natroalunite-NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
NaSodium
Na NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6

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‡Ref.: Heineman, R.E.S. (1935), Sugarloaf Butte alunite, Engineering & Mining Journal 136: 138-139.T
Thoenen, J.R. (1941), Alunite resources of the United States, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 3561.
Wilson, E.D. & G.H. Roseveare (1949), Arizona Nonmetallics, A Summary of Past Production and Present Operations, 2nd. Edition (revised), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 155: 8.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 64.
Omori, K. & P.F. Kerr (1963), Infrared studies of saline sulfate minerals, Geological Society of America Bull. 74: 709-734.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 107, 310.


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