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Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Description
Comments:Occurs as a replacement product of bornite with secondary chalcocite.
Quality of samples:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Peterson, Nels P. & Swanson (1956), USGS Bull. 1027-H, Geology of the Christmas Copper Mine, Gila Co., AZ: 363; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 116, 190; Perry, D.V. (1969), Skarn genesis at the Christmas mine, Gila Co., AZ, Econ.Geol.: 64: 255-270; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153: 21.; Eastlick, J.T., 1968, Geology of the Christmas mine and vicinity, Banner mining district, Arizona, in Ridge, J.D., ed., Ore Deposits of the United States, 1933?1967: American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc., p. 1191-1210.; Ross, Clyde P. (1925a) Ore deposits of the Saddle Mountain and Banner Mining Districts, Arizona. USGS Bull. 771.
Associated minerals:
Associates:Chalcocite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Covellite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
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