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Copper Cities Mine (Sleeping Beauty Mine; Lost Gulch Mine; Yellow Metal Mine; Diamond-H Mine), Copper Cities Mine area, Sleeping Beauty Peak, Miami, Miami-Inspiration Mining District, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 26' 30'' North , 110° 52' 29'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Claypool1,538 (2011)4.5km
Miami1,783 (2017)4.8km
Central Heights-Midland City2,534 (2011)6.9km
Globe7,396 (2017)9.7km
Copper Hill108 (2011)10.3km


A former surface and underground Cu-Mo-Ag-Au-gemstone-Zn-U-Pb mine located on the south flank of Sleeping Beauty Peak, 3½ miles north of Miami, straddling the middle part of the common boundary between the Globe and Inspiration quadrangles. Discovered 1896 and produced 1896-1982. Additional names which apply to this property: Porphyry Reserves.

Gold mining here started in 1896 by the Girard Mining Co. (Lost Gulch Mining Co. later). The Lost Gulch United Mines Co. was organized in 1909 to operate the properties of the Lost Gulch Mining Co.; reorganized as the Louis d-Or Gold Mining Co. in 1912 that worked the Bonanza, Badger & Cedar Tree claims for Au-Ag-Pb. About 1913 the Baldwin Syndicate of Chicago dispatched Charles E. Hart to examine these gold deposits. He concluded that a porphyry copper deposit was involved. The firm was reorganized as the Louis d'Or Mining and Milling Co. The Gila Monster, Bessie, and Sarah groups of claims covering the porphyry outcrops were optioned from J.W. Bennet. Exploration drilling began in 1917 and exploration continued until 1922 when the Louis d'Or shaft was sunk to the 360 level. The Bradley group of 5 patented claims was acquired in February, 1923. The company became insolvent in 1928 and the noteholders formed a new company jointly with the Pinto Valley Co., which was the Porphyry Reserve Copper Co. The company defaulted on bond interest payments in 1934. Copper Cities Mining Co., a new subsidiary iof the Miami Copper Co., purchased the surviving claims at sheriff's auction. Systematic exploration commenced in 1943 and was completed in 1948, confirming the extent of the orebody.

Mineralization is a porphyry copper deposit. Ore concentration was secondary enrichment. Alteration included quartz-sericite, argillic and weak propylitic processes.

This deposit is in a body of Lost Gulch quartz monzonite that has been intruded by several smaller bodies of granite porphyry. The outcrop of this quartz monzonite is a northeastward-trending horst block that is bounded on three sides by faults, the Sleeping Beauty fault on the NW side, the Ben Hur fault on the NE side, and the Miami fault on the east side. The south boundary of the mass is a steep intrusive contact with Pinal schist and the various rocks of the lower Precambrian dioritic complex.

The structures that are most important in their relation to the orebody are the Coronado and Drummond fault zones, which limit the copper orebody on the west and east sides, respectively.

The Coronado fault which strikes north and dips steeply west for a distance of 2,000 feet along the west side of the orebody, is a sheared, brecciated, and silicified zone, 100 to 300 feet wide. At the north and south ends of this broad part, the zone, trends westward and, in a distance of a few hundred feet, appears to contract to such a minor fissure that its outcrop is scarcely recognizable, but mining has exposed a strong gouge zone extending to the Sleeping Beauty fault. Where the fault zone is widest and most prominent, it is the boundary between the two facies of the quartz monzonite, the porphyritic quartz monzonite on the east, or footwall side, and the quartz monzonite porphyry on the west side. Small lenticular bodies of fine-grained diabase have been intruded along the fault zone.

The Drummond fault zone is much less prominent than the Coronado, but in other respects they are similar. The outcrop is a narrow zone of silicified breccia generally less than 25 feet wide. It strikes N.45ºW. and dips 60ºNE. It similarly forms the boundary between the two facies of the quartz monzonite along most of its recognizable length. Northeast of the Drummond fault zone, the quartz monzonite is traversed by many faults that strike north to NW and dip 50ºE. to vertical. Most of these faults are older than the diabase, and many of them have thin, discontinuous stringers or small irregular bodies of diabase intruded along them, particularly at the intersection of faults.

The mineralized quartz monzonite is intricately dissected by joints, fractures, and minor faults, some older and some younger than the period of mineralization. The older, or premineralization, fractures are now occupied by quartz-pyrite and chalcopyrite veinlets.

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25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10257231, MRDS ID #W002707, MAS ID #0040070009.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10257231, MRDS ID #W002707, MAS ID #0040070009.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 112; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), AZ lead and zinc deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 21.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 125; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 91..
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10257231, MRDS ID #W002707, MAS ID #0040070009.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 179; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Occurs as peripheral replacements of pyrite grains; supergene.
Reference: Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 70, 91.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Hypogene.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 163; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 90.
'Chlorite Group'
Description: Associated with calcite & epidote as an alteration product of biotite in the feebly altered quartz monzonite surrounding the deposit.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 179; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 79; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377.
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Occurs as a product of hydrothermal alteration.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 179; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 78; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Description: Supergene; product of alteration of chalcocite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 190; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 91.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 179, 215; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 78.
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Description: In rocks on the dump of the Louis d'Or shaft.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 220; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 77; Peterson, N.P., et al (1951), Geology and ore deposits of the Castle Dome area, Gila Co., USGS Bull. 971.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Large
Description: Occurs as large crystals in the lower levels.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 241; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342.
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Large
Description: Occurs as large crystals in the lower levels.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 241; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: Occurs as an abundant supergene mineral in leached capping and oxidized zone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 261; Peterson, N.P. (1947), Phosphate minerals in the Castle Dome copper deposits, AZ, Am.Min.: 32: 574-582; Peterson, N.P., et al (1951), Geology and ore deposits of the Castle Dome area, Gila Co., USGS Bull. 971; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 75.
Likasite
Formula: Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy Vol V
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Description: Botryoidal and sintery crusts in open fractures and in veinlets from which sulfides have been leached.
Reference: Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 73.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 125, 286; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1947), Phosphate minerals in the castle Dome copper deposits, AZ, Am.Min.: 32: 574-582; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 91.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Occurs as small amounts in disseminated copper ore in quartz monzonite & as tiny rosettes on walls of minute fractures in quartz monzonite along the Coronado fault zone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 304; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 76.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 90.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Description: Occurs as an hydrothermal alteration product of rock-forming silicate minerals; soft aggregates fill fractures and coat breccia fragments in leached quartz monzonite & granite porphyry capping.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 304; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 79.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 309; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 179; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 309; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 179; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10257231, MRDS ID #W002707, MAS ID #0040070009.
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Description: Occurs with chalcopyrite in quartz.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 331.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Abundant in the chalcocite zone; hypogene.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 179, 341; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 70, 71, 90.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10257231, MRDS ID #W002707, MAS ID #0040070009.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Colour: Light blue, light blue-green (hard); very pale green to very pale blue to almost white (soft)
Description: Occurs in substantial quantities in the leached capping and chalcocite zones.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 125, 404; Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 49, 362-377; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, AZ, USGS PP 342: 76; Peterson, N.P., et al (1951), Geology and ore deposits of the Castle Dome area, Gila Co., USGS Bull. 971; Peterson, N.P., et al (1946), Hydrothermal alteration in the castle Dome copper deposit, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 41: 820-840; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 91.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Likasite5.ND.05Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Ferrimolybdite7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 19 - NITRATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Anhydrous Nitrates Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Likasite19.1.5.1Cu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Oligoclase
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
NNitrogen
N LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O AnglesitePbSO4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CuCopper
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu LikasiteCu3(NO3)(OH)5 · 2H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
PbLead
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

References

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University of Arizona Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 21.
Peterson, N.P., et al (1946), Hydrothermal alteration in the Castle Dome copper deposit, Arizona, Economic Geology: 41: 820-840.
Peterson, N.P. (1947), Phosphate minerals in the Castle Dome copper deposits, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 32: 574-582.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona lead and zinc deposits, part II, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 158.
Peterson, N.P., et al (1951), Geology and ore deposits of the Castle Dome area, Gila County, USGS Bull. 971.
Peterson, N.P. (1954), Copper Cities copper deposit, Globe-Miami district, Arizona, Economic Geology: 49, 362-377.
Jackson, D. (1955), Turquoise in eastern Arizona, Gems and Minerals: 212: 52-55.
Hardwick, W.R. and Stover, M.M. (1960) Open Pit Copper Mining Methods and Practices, Copper Cities Division, Miami Copper Company, Gila County, Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7985, 51 pp.
Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 70, 71, 73, 75, 76, 78, 88-97.
Simmons, W.W. and Fowells, J.E. (1966), Geology of the Copper Cities Mine, in Titley & Hicks University of Arizona Press: 151-156.
Peirce, H.W. (1969), Gem Materials, in USGS & Arizona Bureau of Mines & US Bureau of Reclamation, Mineral and Water Resources of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 180 (USGS Bull.871): 359-364.
Burgin, L.B. (1976) Time Required in Developing Selected Arizona Copper Mines U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8702, Appendix C: 105.
Phillips, K.A., Beard, R.R., Niemuth, N.J., and Bain, D.R. (1991) Active Mines in Arizona – 1992: Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources Directory 39, 20 pp.
Blair, Gerry (1992), The Rockhound's Guide to Arizona: Helena, MT, Falcon Press.
Sawyer, M.B., Gurmendi, A.C., Daley, M.R., and Howell, S.B. (1992) Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 334 pp.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 112, 125, 165, 179, 190, 215, 220, 241, 261, 286, 296, 304, 309, 341, 404.
U.S. Bureau of Mines - Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mining Technology file data.
Cox, D.P., unpublished data.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10027462, MRDS ID #M003145; and Dep. ID #10069208, MRDS ID #W002708; and Dep. ID #10257231, MRDS ID #W002707, MAS ID #0040070009.

USGS MRDS Record:10027462

Localities in this Region

  • Arizona
    • Gila Co.
      • Globe-Miami Mining District
        • Miami-Inspiration Mining District
          • Miami
            • Sleeping Beauty Peak
              • Copper Cities Mine area
                • Copper Cities Mine (Sleeping Beauty Mine; Lost Gulch Mine; Yellow Metal Mine; Diamond-H Mine)

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