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Tombstone Hills, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 42' 19'' North , 110° 5' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.7052777778, -110.090277778
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America


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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Alabandite

Alamosite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

Altaite

Anatase

Anglesite

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Argentojarosite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Austinite

Azurite

Backite (TL)

Bairdite

Baryte

'Beaverite-(Cu)'

Beudantite

Bindheimite

Botallackite

Bournonite

Brackebuschite

Brochantite

Bromargyrite

Brookite

Buttgenbachite

Calcite

Calderónite

Caledonite

Cerussite

Cervelleite

Cesbronite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Choloalite

Chrysocolla

Clinozoisite

Conichalcite

Connellite

Copper

Cordierite

Cornwallite

Covellite

Cryptomelane (TL)

Cuprite

Descloizite

var: Cuprian Descloizite

Devilline

Diaboleite

Diopside

Dolomite

Duftite

Dugganite (TL)

'Dunhamite'

Emmonsite (TL)

Empressite

Epidote

Ettringite

Fairbankite (TL)

Famatinite

Fluorite

Fornacite

Frohbergite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

Gartrellite

Gearksutite

'Girdite' (FRL)

Goethite

Gold

Goldfieldite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Gypsum

Gyrolite

Halotrichite

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hessite

Hetaerolite

Hewettite

Hillebrandite

Hisingerite

Housleyite

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydrozincite

'Iddingsite'

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Khinite (TL)

'Khinite-3T' (FRL)

Krennerite

Kuksite

Lanarkite

Leadhillite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Mackayite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnetite

Malachite

Manganite

Manjiroite

Mckinstryite

Mimetite

Mixite

Molybdenite

Molybdofornacite

Montanite

Monticellite

Mottramite

Mroseite

Natrochalcite

Natrolite

Oboyerite (TL)

Olivenite

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase

Osarizawaite

Ottoite

Paratellurite

Periclase

Pharmacosiderite

Phosphohedyphane

Pigeonite

Plattnerite

Plumbojarosite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Sceptre Quartz

Queitite

var: Ca-bearing Queitite

Quetzalcoatlite

Raspite

Rhodochrosite

Rickardite

Rodalquilarite

Rosasite

Rutile

Saponite

Schieffelinite (TL)

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Siderite

Silver

Smithsonite

Sonoraite

Spangolite

Sphalerite

Spiroffite

Stromeyerite

Sulphur

Tangeite

Tellurium

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Thaumasite

Titanite

Tlapallite

Tremolite

Turquoise

Utahite

Vanadinite

Vésigniéite

Vesuvianite

Wavellite

Willemite

Winstanleyite (TL)

Wollastonite

Woodwardite

Wulfenite

Xocomecatlite

Yafsoanite

Zircon

Zoisite


168 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Regional Geology

This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Quaternary0 - 2.588 MaQuaternary sedimentary

Sedimentary

Paleocene - Late Cretaceous56 - 100.5 MaEarly Tertiary to Late Cretaceous granitic rocks

Major:: {granodiorite},Minor:: {granite},Incidental:: {diorite, porphyry, quartz diorite, aplite, gabbro, pegmatite, skarn}

Porphyritic to equigranular granite to diorite emplaced during the Laramide orogeny. Larger plutons are characteristically medium-grained, biotite +/- hornblende granodiorite to granite. Smaller, shallow-level intrusions are typically porphyritic. Most of the large copper deposits in Arizona are associated with porphyritic granitic rocks of this unit, and are thus named 'porphyry copper deposits'. (50-82 Ma)

Laramide metaluminous; associated with porphyry Cu deposits

Cretaceous66 - 145 MaCretaceous plutonic rocks

Plutonic rocks

Deep-seated to high-level intrusions are included. Many charnockites, anorthosites, and large ophiolites, classified as plutons, are distinguished in the database using the SIGNIF item. Ophiolites were classified as plutons, even where remnants may be extrusive and/or sedimentary.


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Garrity, C.P., and Soller, D.R.,. Database of the Geologic Map of North America: adapted from the map by J.C. Reed, Jr. and others (2005). U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 424 .

USGS compilers. State geologic map data. State Maps.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.


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References

Patch, S. (1969) Petrology and stratigraphy of the Epitaph Dolomite (Permian) in the Tombstone hills, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 42 p.

Patch, S. (1973) Petrology and stratigraphy of the Epitaph Dolomite (Permian) in the Tombstone hills, Cochise County, Arizona: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology: 43(1): 107-117.

Force, E.R. (1996) The Bisbee Group of the Tombstone Hills, southeastern Arizona - Stratigraphy, structure, metamorphism, and mineralization, Chap. B, in Mineral resource studies along the Sierrita-Mogollon transect, Arizona-New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2042-B, p. B1-B22, 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000.

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