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Salt River Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona, USAi
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Salt River Mining DistrictMining District
Gila Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude:
33° North , 110° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~102km
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An asbestos mining area located in T4-5N, R16-18E, G&SRM, along and south of the Salt River, south of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and extending eastward somewhat onto the reservation.

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18 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
'Clinochrysotile'
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 217; Moore, R.T. (1968), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 177: 42; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 69.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Granger, H.C. & R.B. Raup (1959), Uranium deposits in the Dripping Spring Quartzite, Gila Co., AZ, USGS Bull. 1046-P: 481-482.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10065096, MRDS ID #TC40105.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 113, 407; Granger, H.C. & R.B. Raup (1969). Geology of uranium deposits in the Dripping Spring quartzite, Gila Co., AZ, USGS PP 595.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Description: As fracture fillings.
Reference: Granger, H.C. & R.B. Raup (1959), Uranium deposits in the Dripping Spring Quartzite, Gila Co., AZ, USGS Bull. 1046-P: 481-482.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Tony Nikischer
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Granger, H.C. & R.B. Raup (1959), Uranium deposits in the Dripping Spring Quartzite, Gila Co., AZ, USGS Bull. 1046-P: 481-482.
'Orthochrysotile'
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027388, MRDS ID #M003010.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027388, MRDS ID #M003010.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Description: Sparse
Reference: Granger, H.C. & R.B. Raup (1959), Uranium deposits in the Dripping Spring Quartzite, Gila Co., AZ, USGS Bull. 1046-P: 481-482.
Stromeyerite ?
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: http://docs.azgs.az.gov/OnlineAccessMineFiles/G-L/HaystackButteOnyxGilaT4NR16ESec14.pdf
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
'Wad'
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027388, MRDS ID #M003010.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stromeyerite ?2.BA.40AgCuS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinochrysotile'9.ED.
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Orthochrysotile'-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Stromeyerite ?2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinochrysotile'71.1.2d.1
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Orthochrysotile'-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O UraniniteUO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CalciteCaCO3
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
PPhosphorus
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AgSilver
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O

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