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Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 3' 2'' North , 109° 17' 44'' West (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America


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

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

'Chrysocolla Chalcedony'

'Clinoptilolite'

Conichalcite

Copper

Coronadite (TL)

Covellite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cyanotrichite

Diadochite

Digenite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

Epidote

Epsomite

Galena

'Garnet'

Geerite

'Gem Silica'

Gerhardtite

Gibbsite

Glauconite

Goethite

Gold

Goslarite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å

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

Offretite

Olivenite

Opal

Orthoclase

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

var: Auriferous Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Chalcedony

Rosasite

Rutile

Schwertmannite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

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


110 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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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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