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Copperopolis, Castle Creek District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USAi
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Copperopolis- not defined -
Castle Creek DistrictMining District
Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range)Mountain Range
Yavapai Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 4' 49'' North , 112° 28' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Wickenburg6,806 (2017)27.0km
Morristown227 (2017)28.6km
Black Canyon City2,837 (2011)29.4km
Yarnell649 (2011)30.0km
Peeples Valley428 (2011)31.6km


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29 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Beyerite
Formula: Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Reference: Joe Ruiz, Mammoth, AZ, USA
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Description: An alteration product of bismuthinite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 138, 139; Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 28, 184-185; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 22; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 33, 44.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Description: Altering to bismite as crystalline, coarse-fibrous aggregates.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 138, 139; Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 28, 184-185; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 22.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10048155, MRDS ID #M800203.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 25, 184-185; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 44.
Fornacite
Formula: Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Gold
Formula: Au
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hemihedrite
Formula: Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Bob Meyer (2012) Micro Mineral Collector. Friends of Mineralogy National Newsletter 42:10-13
Mottramite var: Duhamelite
Formula: (Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
Reference: Bob Meyer (2012) Micro Mineral Collector. Friends of Mineralogy National Newsletter 42:10-13
Namibite
Formula: Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Joe Ruiz, Mammoth, AZ, USA; Bob Meyer (2012) Micro Mineral Collector. Friends of Mineralogy National Newsletter 42:10-13
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 26, 185-186.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bismite4.CB.60Bi2O3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Beyerite5.BE.35Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Leadhillite5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Fornacite7.FC.10Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Hemihedrite7.FC.15Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
var: Duhamelite8.BH.40(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
Namibite8.BB.50Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Beyerite16a.2.3.1Ca(BiO)2(CO3)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 36 - COMPOUND CHROMATES
Miscellaneous
Hemihedrite36.1.1.2Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Namibite38.5.9.1Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Fornacite43.4.3.2Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mottramite
var: Duhamelite
-(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
H FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Mottramite (var: Duhamelite)(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
OOxygen
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O BismiteBi2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
O BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
O MiniumPb3O4
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
O CerussitePbCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Mottramite (var: Duhamelite)(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O MassicotPbO
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
Si HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcociteCu2S
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
Ca Mottramite (var: Duhamelite)(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
VVanadium
V NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
V Mottramite (var: Duhamelite)(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
CrChromium
Cr FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Cr HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CopperCu
Cu NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Cu FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Mottramite (var: Duhamelite)(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MiniumPb3O4
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb FornacitePb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Pb Mottramite (var: Duhamelite)(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb MassicotPbO
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
BiBismuth
Bi BismiteBi2O3
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Bi BeyeriteCa(BiO)2(CO3)2
Bi Mottramite (var: Duhamelite)(Pb,Bi,Ca)Cu(VO4)(OH,O)

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 2897118
Early Proterozoic metasedimentary rocks

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pinal Schist; Yavapai Supergroup; Tonto Basin Supergroup; Vishnu Schist

Description: Metasedimentary rocks, mostly derived from sandstone and shale, with minor conglomerate and carbonate rock. Includes quartz-rich, mostly nonvolcanic Pinal Schist in southeastern Arizona and variably volcanic-lithic sedimentary rocks in the Yavapai and Tonto Basin supergroups in central Arizona. (1600-1800 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{metasedimentary,schist}, Minor:{conglomerate,carbonate,sedimentary}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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