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Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

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Highway 83 geology south of Tucson–Cretaceous and Tertiary exposure

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Highway 83 geology–dark basaltic flow

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Highway 83 geology–volcaniclastics

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Highway 83 geology south of Tucson–Cretaceous and Tertiary exposure

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Highway 83 geology–dark basaltic flow

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Highway 83 geology–volcaniclastics

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Highway 83 geology south of Tucson–Cretaceous and Tertiary exposure

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Highway 83 geology–dark basaltic flow

Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 51' North , 110° 45' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.85000,-110.75000
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America


‡Ref.: Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 582.

Schrader, F.C. (1917), The geologic distribution and genesis of the metals in the Santa Rita-Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, Economic Geology: 12: 237-269.

Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 89, 100.

American Mineralogist (1970): 55(5-6): 709-715.

Drewes, H.D. (1971) Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Santa Rita Mountains, southeast of Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 658-C, 81 p.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 128, 166, 167, 207, 214, 215, 317, 377.

NOTE: See also the Santa Rita Mts file under Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA.

East side of Northern Santa Rita Mountains between Helvetia and Rosemont.

Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Actinolite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

Almandine

Analcime

Andradite

Anglesite

Anorthite

Anthophyllite

Antimony

Antlerite

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

'Asbestos'

Aurichalcite

Azurite

Baryte

Bayldonite

'Bindheimite'

'Biotite'

Bornite

Bournonite

Brezinaite (TL)

Brochantite

Calcite

var: Limestone Onyx

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

'Clays'

Conichalcite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Covellite

Cuprite

Cuprotungstite

Datolite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dyscrasite

Enstatite

Epidote

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

Forsterite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Garnet'

Goethite

Gold

Grossular

Gypsum

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

'Hornblende'

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

Kinoite (TL)

Lazulite

Lepidocrocite

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Microcline

Mimetite

Minium

Molybdenite

'Molybdenite-2H'

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Nontronite

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase

Osarizawaite

Piemontite

Plancheite

Powellite

Prehnite

Pyrite

var: Cupriferous Pyrite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Smoky Quartz

Rosasite

Scheelite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Siderite

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sphalerite

Taenite

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tsumebite

Uraninite

Vanadinite

Vesuvianite

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

Zircon


95 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Regional Geology

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Campanian - Oxfordian
72.1 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 2944120
Cretaceous to Late Jurassic sedimentary rocks with minor volcanic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (72.1 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Temporal Formation; Bathtub Formation; Sand Wells Formation; Fort Crittenden Formation; McCoy Mountains Formation

Description: Sandstone and conglomerate, rarely forms prominent outcrops; massive conglomerate is typical near base of unit and locally in upper part. These deposits are nonmarine except in southeastern Arizona, where prominent gray marine limestone (Mural Limestone) forms the middle of the Bisbee Group. Sandstones are typically medium-bedded, drab brown, lithic-feldspathic arenites. Includes Bisbee Group (largely Early Cretaceous) and related rocks, Temporal, Bathtub, and Sand Wells formations, rocks of Gu Achi, McCoy Mountains Formation, and Upper Cretaceous Fort Crittenden Formation and equivalent rocks. (80-160 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{arenite,conglomerate}, Minor:{limestone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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