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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): 33.29389,-111.09556
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


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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Gelasian - Burdigalian
1.806 - 20.44 Ma



ID: 2850009
Pliocene to middle Miocene deposits

Age: Cenozoic (1.806 - 20.44 Ma)

Description: Moderately to strongly consolidated conglomerate and sandstone deposited in basins during and after late Tertiary faulting. Includes lesser amounts of mudstone, siltstone, limestone, and gypsum. These deposits are generally light gray or tan. They commonly form high rounded hills and ridges in modern basins, and locally form prominent bluffs. Deposits of this unit are widely exposed in the dissected basins of southeastern and central Arizona. (2-16 Ma)

Comments: In dissected basins of southeast and central Arizona

Lithology: Major:{conglomerate,sandstone}, Minor:{mudstone,siltstone,limestone,gypsum}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

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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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