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Arizona is truly a mining state. Mineral deposits and occurrences are abundant all over the state. Early mining for silver occurred during the Spanish occupation when monks utilized Indian labor to work rich surficial deposits. Shortly after Arizona became a territory, prospecting in earnest began. Some of the first local governments were formal mining districts organized by the local mine operators to establish rules for, and enforcement of, claims and other issues of common interest, thus, mining districts in Arizona are significant. Descriptions and historical details for the more significant districts are provided under each district's locality file.

A brief primer on terminology for Arizona is in order since the usage of names is confusing at times. A claim can be either patented or unpatented. Patented claims are, in essence, private land. Claim size has been limited by law, usually 200 feet by 2000 feet and claims may have individual names and/or a number. As a result, more than one claim may constitute a mine and a mine may have several sub-names based on individual claims. Often a mine is named after the claim upon which the principal workings, such as the shaft and mill, are located. A mine property may be constituted of patented and/or unpatented claims. Mine shafts are also often named, as well as adits or haulage tunnels. The names applied may correspond with the mine name, the claim name or another designation. Mines often have multiple shafts, either named and/or unnamed. A "property" can be a single claim or a group of claims. A "property" may also be an agricultural site such as a ranch upon which a mineral occurrence was discovered, but this term is usually applied to the aggregate land holdings owned by, or under the control of, an individual or corporation involved in mineral exploitation. A mine is a working on a property or claim(s). A property may have more than one mine on it. A vein is a continuous, or otherwise traceable, mineralized fault or fissure, that may be over one mile (1.6 km) long in some cases. There are often several claims on a single vein which may, or may not, be held by the same claimants. Often the claims staked on major veins are adjacent to the first claims filed and are termed "extensions" using the name of the original mine on the vein. Some mines have several named veins or ore bodies. These veins may have separate shafts (veins) or open pits (ore bodies). New names have been applied to some mines in recent years based on refiling of claims and resumption of mining operations for the retrieval of specimens (Pure Potential Mine, Purple Passion Mine, etc.). Common terms encountered in Arizona place names are "washes" or "dry washes," which are basically dry stream beds that may become violent torrents of water during storm episodes. These washes can run for many miles and have many tributary dry washes. Often the washes are the lower reaches of canyons and may have steep, rocky side walls. Thus, mines may be in washes, that is, in the sides of the wash canyon. Another term is "tanks." These are most often natural basins weathered into rock that might contain water. They might rarely also be shallow mine workings that likewise contain water. Mesas and buttes are natural flat-topped hills or mountains that may, or may not, be capped with a horizontal lava flow. Collapse structures are vertical geological chimneys, often filled with breccia collapse material, and may be mineralized. Paleochannels or "channels" are geological structures wherein ancient streams or rivers eroded a channel into existing rocks and these were subsequently filled with sedimentary matter belonging to a younger rock group, which may also be mineralized.

Early prospecting was principally for gold and silver. Later copper became significant. The world wars drew attention to other critical metals and non-metals alike such as molybdenum, vanadium, tungsten, mica and beryllium. Finally, during the cold war, uranium became king. Ultimately Arizona became a state producing a wide range of ores. Many veins and deposits carry at least small amounts of gold and silver.

The History of Arizona, published by the 2nd. state legislature shortly after Arizona achieved statehood (circa 1914), presents the statistics for mining claims, by County, as of 1876: Yavapai - 7,298; Pima - 975 (includes present day Santa Cruz Co.); Maricopa - 200; Yuma - 580 (includes present day La Paz Co.); Pinal Co. - 552; and Mohave Co. - 2,000, for a state total of 11,605 (NOTE: some data by counties apparently missing).

Mining Districts usually, but not always, lie within a single county. A district may constitute a mountain range, part of a range, or several districts may lie within a single range. Several districts have multiple names just as is often the case with mines. Districts may also overlap. Many geographical place names associated with mining activities no longer exist (except as ghost towns). The prime example of this situation is Tiger - it was bulldozed down by subsequent large scale mining interests.

Arizona is substantially a desert and mountain wilderness state and many localities do not have "names" per se. Some localities are best identified using the township and range grid system coordinates and/or the US Geological Survey (USGS) quadrangle designations. Both systems specifically and uniquely delineate quadralateral areas of land. Several USGS publications pertaining to specific areas within Arizona, designate specific localities, perhaps named or not, with a numerical designation (e.g., site No. 52, drywasher site 85, collapse structure 201, or channel [paleochannel] 60). These designations are perpetuated for the most remote areas of the state.

The names given to claims and mines were often duplicated by the prospectors and miners since there was no central repository for names, nor were there any restrictions on names. The frequent duplication of names requires diligence to insure that the proper locality is attributed to any given specimen. The prevailing social customs of the time may have allowed for names which are now considered racially or ethnically insensitive. Such names are an unfortunate historical fact and are only presented for historical accuracy with no intent of any offense.

Due to the extremely voluminous list of pertinent references for Arizona, only the most significant (usually state-wide or regional [spanning more than 1 county] references) are listed under this state file. Detailed references are listed under individual locality files up to the mining district and county levels.


Courtesy USGS

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Abernathyite
Acanthite
Actinolite
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
Aegirine
Aenigmatite
Aeschynite-(Y)
Aikinite
Ajoite (TL)
Akaganeite
Alabandite
Alamosite
Albite
var: Andesine
var: Cleavelandite
var: High Albite
var: Oligoclase
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Allanite-(Ce)
Allanite-(Nd)
Allanite-(Y)
Alloclasite
Allophane
Almandine
Altaite
'Alum Group'
Alum-(K)
Alum-(Na)
Alunite
Alunogen
Amblygonite
Amesite
Ammineite
Amphibole Supergroup
var: Uralite
Analcime
Anatacamite
Anatase
'Anauxite'
Andalusite
var: Chiastolite
var: Titanian Andalusite
var: Viridine
Andersonite (TL)
Andradite
var: Melanite
var: Topazolite
Anglesite
var: Argentiferous Anglesite
Anhydrite
Anilite
Ankerite
var: Manganoan Ankerite
Annabergite
Anorthite
var: Bytownite
var: Labradorite
'Anorthoclase'
Anthonyite
Anthophyllite
Antigorite
Antimony
Antlerite (TL)
Apachite (TL)
'Apatite'
'Apatite Supergroup'
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
var: Flos Ferri
Aravaipaite (TL)
'Argentiferous Gold'
'Argentiferous Wad'
Argentojarosite
'Arizonite (of Hanks)'
'Arizonite (of Palmer)'
Arsendescloizite
Arsenic
Arseniosiderite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
'Arsenosulvanite'
Arsentsumebite
Artroeite (TL)
'Asbestos'
'var: Mountain Leather'
Ashburtonite
Atacamite
Augelite
Augite
var: Titanian Augite
Aurichalcite
Aurorite
Austinite
Autunite
Awaruite
'Axinite Group'
Axinite-(Mn)
Azurite
Babingtonite
Backite (TL)
Barringerite
Baryte
Bassanite
Bassetite
'Bastnäsite'
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bayldonite
Bayleyite (TL)
Beaverite-(Cu)
Bechererite (TL)
Becquerelite
Beidellite
Bementite
'Bentonite'
Beraunite
Berlinite
Bermanite (TL)
Bertrandite
Beryl
var: Alkali-beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Morganite
'Betafite Group'
β-Uranophane
Beudantite
Beyerite
Bianchite
Bideauxite (TL)
Bieberite
Bílinite
'Bindheimite'
'Biotite'
Birnessite
'Bisbeeite'
Bismite
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bismutite
Bixbyite
Blödite
Bobmeyerite (TL)
Bogdanovite
Böhmite
Bokite
Boleite
Boltwoodite
Bonattite
Boothite
Bornite
var: Argentiferous Bornite
Botallackite
Botryogen
Boulangerite
Bournonite
Brackebuschite
Brannerite
Braunite
Brazilianite
Brezinaite (TL)
Brochantite
Brockite
Bromargyrite
Brookite
Brucite
Brushite
Burckhardtite
'Bursaite'
'Buserite'
Butlerite (TL)
Bütschliite (TL)
Buttgenbachite
Cacoxenite
Calaverite
Calcioaravaipaite (TL)
Calcite
var: Ferroan Calcite
var: Iceland Spar
var: Limestone Onyx
var: Manganoan Calcite
Calderónite
Caledonite
Calomel
'Campbellite'
Canfieldite
Cannizzarite
Carbonatecyanotrichite
'Carbon Dioxide'
Carlsbergite
Carmichaelite (TL)
Carminite
Carnallite
Carnotite
Cassiterite
'Catlinite'
Celadonite
Celestine
Celsian
Cerussite
var: Argentiferous Cerussite
Cervantite
Cervelleite
Cesàrolite
Cesbronite
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-Na
Chalcanthite
Chalcoalumite (TL)
Chalcocite
var: Argentiferous Chalcocite
Chalcomenite
Chalcophanite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite
Chalcosiderite
Chamosite
var: Thuringite
Chenevixite
'Chert'
'Chevkinite'
Chevkinite-(Ce)
Chlorapatite
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
var: Iodian Bromian Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
'var: Brunsvigite'
Chloritoid
Choloalite
Chondrodite
'Chromian Leadhillite'
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
Chrysocolla
'Chrysoprase'
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
Claringbullite
Claudetite
Clausthalite
'Clay'
Clinoatacamite
Clinobisvanite
Clinochlore
var: Delessite
var: Diabantite
var: Pennine
var: Ripidolite
Clinochrysotile
Clinoclase
Clinohedrite
Clinohumite
var: Titanclinohumite

'Clinoptilolite'
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
Clintonite
'Coal'
'var: Bituminous Coal'
Cobaltite
'Cobaltoan Arsenopyrite'
Coconinoite (TL)
Coesite (TL)
Coffinite
Cohenite
Colemanite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Fe)
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Colusite
Conichalcite
Connellite
Cookeite
Copiapite
Copper
'Copper Pitch Ore'
'Copper Stain'
Coquimbite
var: Aluminous Coquimbite
Cordierite
Corkite
Cornetite
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Coronadite (TL)
Corrensite
Corundum
Corvusite
Cosalite
Cotunnite
Covellite
Cowlesite (TL)
Crandallite
Creaseyite (TL)
Crednerite
Creedite
Cristobalite
Crocoite
Cryptomelane (TL)
var: Thallian Cryptomelane
Cubanite
Cumengeite
Cummingtonite
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
Cuprocopiapite
Cupropavonite
Cuprorivaite
Cuproroméite
Cuprotungstite
Cyanotrichite
'Cymatolite'
Danalite
Danburite
Darapskite
Datolite
Daubréelite
'Davidite'
Davidite-(La)
Delafossite
Descloizite
var: Cuprian Descloizite
'Desert Rose'
Devilline
var: Zincian Devilline
Diaboleite
Diadochite
Diamond
Diaspore
'Diatomaceous Earth'
Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)
Dickite
Digenite
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
Dioptase
Djurleite
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
var: Zincian Dolomite
Doloresite
Dravite
Dufrénoysite
Duftite
Dugganite (TL)
Dumontite
Dumortierite
'Dunhamite'
Dyscrasite
Eclarite
Edenite
Eglestonite
Elbaite
Emmonsite (TL)
Emplectite
Empressite
Enargite
'Endellite'
Enstatite
Eosphorite
Epidote
var: Beryllian Epidote
Epsomite
Eriochalcite
'Erionite'
Erionite-Ca
Erionite-K
Erythrite
Ettringite
Eucryptite
Eugenite
Euxenite-(Y)
Fairbankite (TL)
Fairchildite (TL)
Fairfieldite
Famatinite
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Felsőbányaite
Ferberite
'Fergusonite'
Fernandinite
Ferricopiapite
'Ferrierite'
Ferrierite-Na
Ferrimolybdite
Ferro-actinolite
Ferrohexahydrite
Ferro-hornblende
Ferro-kaersutite
Fervanite
Fibroferrite
Fillowite
Flagstaffite (TL)
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Fluorite
var: Chlorophane
Fornacite
Forsterite
var: Peridot
Fourmarierite
Fraipontite
var: Cuprian Fraipontite
Freibergite
Freieslebenite
Friedrichite
Frohbergite
'Gadolinite'
Gadolinite-(Y)
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
var: Auriferous Galena
'Garnet'
Garronite
Gearksutite
Gedrite
Geerite
Geikielite
Georgerobinsonite (TL)
Gerhardtite (TL)
Gersdorffite
Gibbsite
Gilalite (TL)
Girdite (TL)
'Gismondine'
Gladite
Glauberite
Glaucocerinite
Glaucodot
Glauconite
Glushinskite
'Gmelinite'
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
'Gold Amalgam'
Goldfieldite
Gonnardite
Gordaite
Gormanite
Goslarite
var: Cuprogoslarite
Graemite (TL)
Grandreefite (TL)
Grandviewite (TL)
Graphite
var: Cliftonite
var: Uraniferous Graphite
Greenockite
Grossular
var: Hessonite
Groutite
Grunerite
Guildite (TL)
'Gummite'
Gunningite
Gypsum
var: Alabaster
var: Satin Spar Gypsum
var: Selenite
Gyrolite
Halite
'Halloysite'
Halotrichite
'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'
Harmotome
Hausmannite
Hawleyite
Haxonite (TL)
'Hectorite'
Hedenbergite
var: Manganoan Hedenbergite
Hedyphane
'Helium'
Helvine
Hematite
var: Martite
var: Specularite
Hemihedrite (TL)
Hemimorphite
Henryite (TL)
Herbertsmithite
Hercynite
'Herschelite'
Hessite
Hetaerolite
'Heulandite'
Heulandite-K
Hewettite
Hexahydrite
Hidalgoite
Hillebrandite
Hinsdalite
Hisingerite
Hocartite
Hodrušite
Hollandite
Hopeite
'Hornblende'
Hörnesite
'Horn Silver'
Housleyite
Hübnerite
Hummerite
Huntite
Hureaulite
Hyalotekite
Hydrobasaluminite
Hydrobiotite
Hydrocerussite
Hydroglauberite
Hydrohetaerolite
Hydrohonessite
Hydromagnesite
'Hydromuscovite'
Hydroniumjarosite
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Hydroxycalcioroméite
Hydroxylapatite
Hydrozincite
'Hypersthene'
Idaite
'Iddingsite'
Ilmenite
'Ilsemannite'
Ilvaite
Ingodite
Iodargyrite
Iranite
Iriginite
Iron
var: Kamacite

Jacobsite
'Jahnsite'
Jalpaite
Jamesonite
Jarosite
'Jeromite'
Johannite
Johannsenite
Jordisite
Junitoite (TL)
Jurbanite (TL)
Kaersutite
Kamitugaite
Kanonaite
Kaolinite
Kasolite
Kentrolite
Kesterite
Kettnerite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Khinite (TL)
Kiddcreekite (TL)
Kieserite
Kinoite (TL)
Koechlinite
Kornelite
Kosmochlor
Kostovite
Krennerite
Krinovite (TL)
Ktenasite
Kuksite
Kulanite
Kuramite
Kutnohorite
Kyanite
Lanarkite
Langite
Lansfordite
Laumontite
Laurelite (TL)
Lausenite (TL)
Lautite
Lavendulan
Lawrencite
Lawsonite
Lazulite
Lead
Leadhillite
'Lechatelierite'
'var: Fulgurite'
Lepidocrocite
Lepidolite
Leucite
Leucophosphite
Leucosphenite
'Leucoxene'
'Lévyne'
Libethenite
Liebigite
Likasite
Lime
'Limonite'
Linarite
Lindgrenite
Linnaeite
Liroconite
Litharge
Lithiophilite
Lithiophorite
Lizardite
Löllingite
Lonsdaleite (TL)
Luddenite (TL)
Ludwigite
Luetheite (TL)
Luzonite
Mackayite
Mackinawite
Macphersonite
Macquartite (TL)
Maghemite
Magnesiochromite
Magnesiocopiapite
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnesite
Magnetite
var: Lodestone
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
Mammothite (TL)
Manandonite
Manganbabingtonite
'Manganese Oxides'
'var: Manganese Dendrites'
Manganite
'Manganoan Andalusite'
Manjiroite
Marcasite
Marialite
Maricopaite (TL)
Markascherite (TL)
Massicot
Matildite
Matlockite
Mattheddleite
Mawsonite
Mcalpineite
Mckinstryite
'Medmontite'
Meionite
Melanotekite
Melanovanadite
Melanterite
var: Cuprian Melanterite
'Melilite'
Melonite
Mercury
Mesolite
'Meta-alunogen'
Meta-autunite
Metacinnabar
Metahewettite
Metanováčekite
Metarossite
Metasideronatrite
Metatorbernite
Metatyuyamunite (TL)
Metauranocircite
Metavoltine
Metazeunerite
Miargyrite
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Microlite Group
Miersite
Millerite
Mimetite
var: Vanadian Mimetite
Minium
Mirabilite
Mixite
Moissanite (TL)
Molybdenite
var: Rhenian Molybdenite
'Molybdenite-2H'
'Molybdenite-3R'
Molybdite
Molybdofornacite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Monohydrocalcite
'Montanite'
Montebrasite
Monticellite
Montmorillonite
var: Calcium-Montmorillonite
Montroseite
Moorhouseite
Mordenite
Morenosite
Mottramite
var: Duhamelite
Mroseite
Munakataite
Murdochite (TL)
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
var: Illite
var: Mariposite
var: Sericite
Nacrite
Namibite
Nantokite
Natroalunite
Natrochalcite
Natrodufrénite
Natrojarosite
Natrolite
Natrozippeite
Naumannite
Navajoite (TL)
Nekoite
Nekrasovite
Neltnerite
Neotocite
Nepheline
Nesquehonite
Neyite
Nickelboussingaultite
Nickeline
'Nickel-iron'
Nickelphosphide
Nickelskutterudite
var: Chloanthite

Nickelzippeite
Niter
Nitratine
Nitrocalcite
Nolanite
Nontronite
Nordströmite
Nsutite
Nukundamite
Oboyerite (TL)
'Obsidian'
'var: Mahogany Obsidian'
Offretite
Okenite
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Omphacite
Opal
var: Diatomite
var: Fire Opal
var: Opal-AN
var: Precious Opal
'Opalite'
'Orbicular Jasper'
Orpiment
'Orthochrysotile'
Orthoclase
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Orthoserpierite
Osarizawaite
Otavite
Ottoite
Palygorskite
Papagoite (TL)
Paracoquimbite
Paragonite
Parakhinite (TL)
Paralaurionite
Paramelaconite (TL)
Paramontroseite
Pararammelsbergite
Paratacamite
Paratellurite
Pargasite
'Parisite'
Parkinsonite
Parnauite
Parsonsite
Pascoite
Paulkerrite (TL)
Pearceite
Pecoraite
Pectolite
Pekoite
Pentahydrite
Pentlandite
Periclase
Perite
Perovskite
'Perthite'
Petersite-(Ce) (TL)
Petersite-(Y)
'Petrified Wood'
Petzite
Pharmacosiderite
Philipsbornite
'Phillipsite'
Phillipsite-K
Phlogopite
Phoenicochroite
Phosgenite
Phosphohedyphane
Phosphosiderite
Phosphuranylite
Pickeringite
Piemontite
Pigeonite
Pinalite (TL)
'Pintadoite'
Plancheite
Planerite
Platinum
Plattnerite
'Plessite'
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite
Plumbonacrite
Plumbotsumite
Polybasite
Polycrase-(Y)
Polyhalite
Polylithionite
Posnjakite
'Potash Clay'
Powellite
Prehnite
'Prochlorite'
Prosopite
Proustite
Pseudoboleite
Pseudobrookite
Pseudograndreefite (TL)
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
'Pumice'
'Pumpellyite'
Purpurite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite
var: Bravoite
var: Cobaltoan Pyrite
var: Cupriferous Pyrite
Pyrochlore Group
Pyrolusite
var: Argentiferous Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrophyllite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
var: Agate-Jasper
var: Amethyst
var: Bull Quartz
var: Carnelian
var: Chalcedony
var: Citrine
var: Dendritic Agate
var: Fire Agate
var: Fortification Agate
var: Jasper
var: Milky Quartz
var: Moss Agate
var: Pastelite
var: Plume Agate
Quartz
var: Riband Jasper

var: Rock Crystal
var: Rose Quartz
var: Sardonyx
var: Sceptre Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Queitite
var: Ca-bearing Queitite
Quetzalcoatlite
Ralstonite
Rameauite
Rammelsbergite
Ramsbeckite
Ramsdellite
Ranciéite
Ransomite (TL)
Raspite
'Rauvite'
Raygrantite (TL)
Realgar
Rectorite
Reevesite
Reichenbachite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rhodostannite
Rhomboclase
Richterite
Rickardite
Riebeckite
Riebeckite Root Name
var: Crocidolite

Roaldite
Robertsite
Rodalquilarite
Roedderite
Romanèchite
'Roméite Group'
'var: Stetefeldtite'
'var: Stibiconite'
Römerite
Rongibbsite (TL)
Rosasite
Roscoelite
Rossite
Rozenite
Rucklidgeite
Ruizite (TL)
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile
var: Niobian Rutile
Sabugalite
Salammoniac
Saléeite
Samarskite-(Y)
Sanidine
var: Barium-Sanidine
Santafeite
Saponite
Sapphirine
Sauconite
'Scapolite'
'var: Wernerite'
Scawtite
Scheelite
Schieffelinite (TL)
Schmiederite
Schoepite
Scholzite
Schorl
Schreibersite
Schröckingerite
Schubnelite
Scolecite
Scorodite
Scorzalite
Scotlandite
Selenium
Sengierite
Sepiolite
'Serpentine Group'
Serpierite
Shannonite (TL)
Shattuckite (TL)
Sherwoodite
Sicklerite
Siderite
var: Manganoan Siderite
var: Mg-rich Siderite
Siderotil
Siegenite
'Silica'
Sillimanite
Silver
Simonkolleite
Skutterudite
var: Smaltite
'Smectite Group'
Smithsonite
var: Cuprian Smithsonite
var: Dry Bone Ore
Soddyite
Sonoraite
Spangolite
Spertiniite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
var: Cleiophane
var: Marmatite
Spherocobaltite
Spinel
Spionkopite
Spiroffite
Spodumene
Spurrite
Srilankite
Stannite
Stannoidite
Starkeyite
Staurolite
var: Zincian Staurolite
Steigerite
Stellerite
Stephanite
Sternbergite
'Stevensite'
Stewartite
Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Stishovite (TL)
Stolzite
var: Molybdenian Stolzite
Straczekite
Strengite
Stringhamite
Stromeyerite
Strontianite
Stützite
Sulphur
Surite
Susannite
Svanbergite
Swartzite (TL)
Switzerite
Sylvanite
Sylvite
'Synchysite'
Szenicsite
Szomolnokite
Taenite
Talc
Talmessite
Tangeite
'Tantalite'
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Teineite
Tellurite
Tellurium
Tellurobismuthite
Tennantite
var: Argentiferous Tennantite
var: Mercurian Tennantite
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Tenorite
var: Geltenorite
Tephroite
Tetradymite
Tetrahedrite
var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
var: Argentiferous Auriferous Tetrahedrite
var: Arsenical Tetrahedrite
var: Mercurian Tetrahedrite
Tetrataenite
Thalénite-(Y)
Thaumasite
Thénardite
'Thomsonite'
Thomsonite-Ca
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
Thorogummite
'Tiger's Eye'
Tilasite
Tinzenite
Titanite
Tlapallite
Tobermorite
'Tocornalite'
Todorokite
Tolbachite
Topaz
Torbernite
'Tourmaline'
'var: Verdelite'
'var: Watermelon Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Tridymite
Triphylite
Triplite
Triploidite
Troilite
Tschermakite
Tsumebite
Tungstite
'Turgite'
Turquoise
Tyrolite
Tyuyamunite
Ulvöspinel
Umohoite
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
Uranocircite
Uranophane
Uranopilite
Uranospinite
Utahite
'Uvanite'
Uytenbogaardtite
Vaesite
Valleriite
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Vandendriesscheite
Vanmeersscheite
'Vanoxite'
Variscite
var: Ferrian Variscite
Vaterite
Vauquelinite
Velikite
Vermiculite
Vésigniéite
Vesuvianite
var: Beryllian Vesuvianite
Voglite
Volborthite
var: Barian Volborthite
Volkonskoite
Voltaite
Volynskite
'Wad'
'var: Lithian Wad'
Wagnerite
Wakefieldite-(Y)
Wavellite
Weddellite
Weeksite
Weissite
Whelanite
Wherryite (TL)
Whewellite
Wickenburgite (TL)
Willemite
Winstanleyite (TL)
Witherite
Wittichenite
var: Argentian Wittichenite
'Wittite'
'Wolframite'
Wollastonite
Woodwardite
Wulfenite
var: Tungstenoan Wulfenite
Wupatkiite (TL)
Wurtzite
Wüstite
Wyllieite
Xenotime-(Y)
Xocomecatlite
Xonotlite
Yafsoanite
Yarrowite
Yavapaiite (TL)
Yedlinite (TL)
Zeolite Group
Zeunerite
Zincite
'Zincobotryogen'
Zincocopiapite
Zinczippeite (TL)
'Zinnwaldite'
Zippeite
Zircon
var: Cyrtolite
Zoisite
var: Thulite
Zunyite


1237 entries listed. 876 valid minerals. 83 type localities (valid minerals).

Localities in this Region

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References

The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Scottsdale, AZ.

Guild, F.N. (1910), The mineralogy of Arizona, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA.

The History of Arizona, 2nd. state legislature, Chap. X: 135.

DeWolf, W.P. (1916), Tungsten in Arizona, Engineering and Mining Journal: 101: 680.

University of Arizona Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona.

Jones, E.L., Jr. & F.L. Ransome (1920), Deposits of manganese ore in Arizona, USGS Bull. 710-D.

Wilson, E.D. (1927), Arizona gold placers, 2nd. Edition (revised), University of Arizona Bull. 124.

Tenney, J.B. (1928), The mineral industries of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 125.

Wilson, E.D. & G.M. Butler (1930), Manganese ore deposits of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 127.

Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 135 (1933), Arizona gold placers and placering.

Wilson, E.D., Cunningham, J.B., and Butler, G.M. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining (revised 1967), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137.

Wilson, E.D. (1941), Tungsten deposits of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 148.

Wilson, E.D. (1944), Arizona nonmetallics: A summary of past production and present operations, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 152.

Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153.

Romslo, T.M. & S.F. Ravitz (1947), Arizona manganese-silver ores, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4097.

Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc & lead deposits, Part I, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 156.

Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 158.

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

Stewart, L.A. & Pfister (1960), Barite deposits of Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigaton 5651.

USGS & Arizona Bureau of Mines, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (1969), Mineral and Water Resources of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 180 (USGS Bull.871).

Scarborough, Robert B. (1981) Radioactive Occurrences and Uranium Production in Arizona Final Report. DOE open-file report GJBX-I43 (81)/Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch OFR 81-01. http://repository.azgs.az.gov/sites/default/files/dlio/files/2010/u14/ofr_81_01.pdf

Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Keith, S.B., Gest, D.E., Trapp, R.A., and DeWitt, Ed (1985) Mine index for metallic mineral districts of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Bulletin 196, 92 p.

Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Spencer, J.E., and Trapp, R.A. (1985) Ore grades for metallic mineral districts of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Open-File Report 85-12, 34 p.

Welty, J.W., Spencer, J.E., Allen, G.B., Reynolds, S.J., and Trapp, R.A. (1985) Geology and production of middle Tertiary mineral districts in Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Open-File Report 85-01, 88 p.

Reynolds, S.J., Welty, J.W., and Spencer, J.E. (1986) Volcanic history of Arizona: Fieldnotes [Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology]: 16(2): 1-5.

Welty, J.W., and Spencer, J.E. (1987) Geology and industrial uses of Arizona's volcanic rocks, in Peirce, H.W., ed., Proceedings of the 21st Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Special Paper 4, p. 18-19.

Spencer, J.E., Reynolds, S.J., and Welty, J.W. (1988) Control of mineralization by Mesozoic and Cenozoic low-angle structures in west-central Arizona: Society of Mining Engineers, Inc., Preprint 88-46, 4 p.

Spencer, J.E., Reynolds, S.J., and Welty, J.W., (1988) Control of mineralization by Mesozoic and Cenozoic low-angle structures in west-central Arizona [abs.], in American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers Annual Meeting, 117th, Phoenix, Ariz., January 25-28, 1988, Program: American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, p. 18.

Sutphin, H.B., and Wenrich, K.J. (1988) Maps showing structural control of breccia pipes on the southern Marble Plateau, north-central Arizona [Cameron South, Coconino Point SE, Cameron North, Coconino Point, Shadow Mtn. Well, Blue Spring SE, Blue Spring, Desert View, Willow Springs, Pillow Mtn., Salt Trail Canyon, and Cape Solitude 7.5 minute topo maps]: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1778, 2 sheets, scales 1:50,000 and 1:250,000.

Welty, J.W., Roddy, M.S., Alger, C.S., and Brabb, E.E. (1988) Bibliography of Arizona landslide maps and reports: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-14, 13 p.

Wenrich, K.J., Sutphin, H.B., and Van Gosen, B.S. (1988) Distribution of Redwall Limestone-hosted breccia pipes across NW Arizona and the geochemistry and mineralogy of their orebodies [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 20(7): A139.

Spencer, J.E., and Welty, J.W. (1989) Mid-Tertiary ore deposits in Arizona, in Jenney, J.P., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geologic evolution of Arizona: Arizona Geological Society Digest 17, p. 585-607.

Welty, J.W. (1989) Additions to bibliographies for metallic mineral districts in Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-09, 25 p.

Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., and Spencer, J.E. (1989) AZMIN, a digital database compilation for Arizona's metallic mineral districts [accompanied by floppy diskette(s)]: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-08, 42 p., 1 3.5-inch diskette (MS-DOS).

Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Spencer, J.E., Horstman, K.C., and Trapp, R.A. (1989) List of selected references on the geology and mineral resources of Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-05, 162 p.

Finch, W.I., Sutphin, H.B., Pierson, C.T., McCammon, R.B., and Wenrich, K.J. (1990) The 1987 estimate of undiscovered uranium endowment in the solution-collapse breccia pipes in the Grand Canyon region of northern Arizona and adjacent Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1051, 19 p.

Wenrich, K.J., Van Gosen, B.S., and Sutphin, H.B. (1990) Genesis and distribution of uraninite in solution-collapse breccia pipes, northwestern Arizona, in Carter, L.M.H., ed., USGS research on energy resources--1990, Program and abstracts, Sixth V.E. McKelvey Forum on mineral and energy resources: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1060, p. 86-91.

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

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