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Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 17' 38'' North , 111° 5' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.2938888889, -111.095555556
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America

Production in the Superior area mines to the end of 1948 was credited at $153,398,683, of which $364,043 is undistributed, and the remainder accounted as follows: Cu - 849,869,979 pounds ($113,561,780); Ag - 32,440,230 ounces ($26,687,288); Au - 281,138 ounces ($8,269,574); Zn - 48,483,000 pounds ($4,316,071); and Pb - 2,969,320 pounds ($199,927). All of the zinc came from the Magma Mine during 1938-45.

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Short, M.N., Ettinger, I.A., Galbraith, F.W., Harshman, E.N., Wardwell, H.R., and Kuhn, T.H. (1942) Geologic map of Superior mining area Arizona, Plate 1, in Short, M.N., and others, Geology and ore deposits of the Superior mining area, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Mines, 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000 [mistakenly cited as Plate 1 of Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 150 on sheet, should be Bulletin 151; now available as Arizona Geological Survey Map M-2].

Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 156: 84-98.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 279.

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