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Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
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The largest mining district in Greenlee County. It is a Cu-Mo-Zn-Pb-Ag-Au-Re mining area located in T2-4S, R29-30E.

Principal mineralization is in Paleozoic limestones in contact with the main intrusion.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Actinolite
Akaganeite
Allophane
Alunite
Andradite
Anglesite
Anilite
Anorthite
var: Labradorite

Antlerite ?
'Apatite'
Aragonite
'Asbestos'
Aurorite
Azurite
Beidellite
'Biotite'
'Bisbeeite'
Bornite
Brochantite
Bromargyrite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
'Chrysocolla Chalcedony'
'Clinoptilolite'
Conichalcite
Copper
Coronadite (TL)
Covellite
Cryptomelane
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
Cyanotrichite
Diadochite
Digenite
Diopside
Dioptase
Djurleite
Dolomite
'Endellite'
Epidote
Epsomite
Galena
'Garnet'
Geerite
'Gem Silica'
Gerhardtite
Gibbsite
Glauconite
Goethite
Gold
Goslarite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
'Halloysite'
Hausmannite
Hematite
var: Specularite
Hemimorphite
Hollandite
'Hornblende'
Idaite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
'Leucoxene'
'Lévyne'
Libethenite
'Limonite'
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnetite
Malachite
Massicot
Melanterite
Mimetite
Molybdenite
Montmorillonite
Mordenite
Muscovite
var: Illite

var: Sericite
Neotocite
Nontronite
'Obsidian'
Offretite
Olivenite
Opal
Orthoclase
Pseudomalachite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
Quartz
var: Chalcedony

Rutile
Sepiolite
'Serpentine Group'
Shattuckite
Siderite
'Silica'
Silver
Smithsonite
Spangolite
Sphalerite
Stibnite
Stromeyerite
Sulphur
Talc
Tenorite
Titanite
Todorokite
Torbernite
Tremolite
Tsumebite
Turquoise
Vanadinite
Vesuvianite
'Wad'
Wavellite
Willemite
Wollastonite
Wulfenite
Zircon
Zoisite


175 entries listed. 103 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

Localities in this Region

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References

Kunz, G.F. (1885), On remarkable copper minerals from Arizona, Annals of the New York Academy of Science: 3: 275-278.

Lindgren, W. (1903), The copper deposits of Clifton, Arizona, Engineering and Mining Journal: 75: 705.

Lindgren, W. (1904), The genesis of copper deposits, Engineering and Mining Journal: 78: 987.

Lindgren, W. & W.F. Hillebrand (1904), Minerals from the Clifton-Morenci district, Arizona, American Journal of Science: 18: 448-460.

Lindgren W. (1905) The Copper Deposits of the Clifton-Morenci District, Arizona. USGS Professional Paper 43, 375 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:62,500:

Mining Reporter (1906) Revival of Gold Mining in Clifton-Morenci, Arizona, District: Vol. LIII(16), Apr 19, 1906: 386-390.

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

Reber, L.E., Jr. (1916), The mineralization at Clifton-Morenci, Economic Geology: 11: 528-573.

Butler, B.S., and Wilson, E.D. (1938b) Clifton-Morenci district: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin no. 145, p. 72-80.

Peterson, N.P., et al (1946), Hydrothermal alteration in the Castle Dome copper deposit, Arizona, Economic Geology: 41: 820-840.

Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 24, 30;

Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Economic Geology: 42: 319-352.

Schwartz, G.M. (1958), Alteration of biotite under mesothermal conditions, Economic Geology: 53: 164-177.

Creasy, S.C. (1959), Some phase relations in the hydrothermally altered rocks of porphyry copper deposits, Economic Geology: 54: 351-373.

Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 31, 49, 51, 54, 60, 61, 63, 90, 92, 94, 97, 100, 110.

Moolick, R.T. & J.J. Durek (1966), The Morenci district, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 221-231.

Boler, F., Klein, D., Christopherson, K., and Hoover, D. (1980) Gravity observations, Clifton-Morenci area, Greenlee County, SE Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-0096, 20 p.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 101, 105, 111, 116, 132, 146, 158, 166, 173, 185, 193, 196, 205, 213, 215, 216, 230, 231, 233, 235, 241, 257, 266, 283, 284, 286, 292, 301, 304, 309, 342, 349, 359, 369, 370, 377, 391, 396, 401, 404, 431, 432.

Ferguson, C.A., Enders, M.S., Peters, Lisa, and McIntosh, W.C. (2000) Mid-Tertiary geology and geochronology of the Clifton-Morenci area, Greenlee and Graham Counties, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-07, 69 p.

Ferguson, C.A., and Enders, M.S. (2000) Digital geologic map and cross sections of the Clifton-Morenci area, Greenlee County, Arizona [Clifton, Copperplate Gulch, Mitchell Peak, and Coronado Mountain 7.5 min]: Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Map Series DGM-01, 1 CD-ROM (3 sheets, scale 1:24,000).

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