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Location for a give-away at the Tucson micromount symposium

Posted by Henry Barwood  
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Henry Barwood April 06, 2012 08:13PM
At the Arthur Roe Micromount Symposium during Tucson I picked up some specimens of zeolites in basalt (?). My handwriting was unfortunately uninterpretable and all I can make out for the locality is:

Big U ____ Mtn.
Greenlee County, AZ

No locations in Mindat seem to match anything close to this. Can anyone help me out with a probable/potential location?

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
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Gerhard Niklasch April 06, 2012 08:57PM
Could it be Big Lue Mountains?
Cheers, Gerhard
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Henry Barwood April 06, 2012 09:11PM
Hi Gerhard,

Could be, but my specimens appear to have only zeolites in them.

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
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Don Saathoff April 06, 2012 09:29PM
Hello Henry (again).... Coal Creek in the Big Lue Mts is a good location for micro collectors... hollandite, heulandite, mesolite, as of 1992. What species have been added since (of zeolites) I'm not sure. Other species include pseudobrookite, titanite, hematite, tridymite, phlogopite, quartz, calcite, and a couple of yet-to-be identified amphiboles .....

Don
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