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Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
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Latitude: 33°17'38"N
Longitude: 111°5'44"W
 
 
Production in the Superior area mines to the end of 1948 was credited at $153,398,683, of which $364,043 is undistributed, and the remainder accounted as follows: Cu - 849,869,979 pounds ($113,561,780); Ag - 32,440,230 ounces ($26,687,288); Au - 281,138 ounces ($8,269,574); Zn - 48,483,000 pounds ($4,316,071); and Pb - 2,969,320 pounds ($199,927). All of the zinc came from the Magma Mine during 1938-45.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Ankerite
Azurite
Baryte
Bornite
Brochantite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Colusite
Copiapite
Copper
Coquimbite
Coronadite
Covellite
Cryptomelane
Cubanite
Cuprite
Digenite
Dioptase
Djurleite
Enargite
Famatinite
Fluorite
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
Gold
Grossular
Groutite
Gypsum
'Halloysite'
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hetaerolite
Hydrozincite
'Limonite'
Lindgrenite
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

'Obsidian'
Olivenite
Proustite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Quartz
var: Jasper
Rhodochrosite
Rhomboclase
Sauconite
Siderite
Silver
Sphalerite
Stromeyerite
Szomolnokite
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
Vanadinite
Voltaite
'Wad'
Wittichenite
Wulfenite


71 entries listed. 62 valid minerals.

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References

Short, M.N., Ettinger, I.A., Galbraith, F.W., Harshman, E.N., Wardwell, H.R., and Kuhn, T.H. (1942) Geologic map of Superior mining area Arizona, Plate 1, in Short, M.N., and others, Geology and ore deposits of the Superior mining area, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Mines, 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000 [mistakenly cited as Plate 1 of Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 150 on sheet, should be Bulletin 151; now available as Arizona Geological Survey Map M-2].

Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 156: 84-98.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 279.

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