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Saginaw Hill (Saginaw property), Amole District, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USAi
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Saginaw Hill (Saginaw property)Hill
Amole DistrictMining District
Tucson MtsMountain Range
Pima Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 8' 26'' North , 111° 4' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Valencia West9,355 (2011)3.6km
Drexel Heights27,749 (2011)4.6km
Tucson Estates12,192 (2011)5.4km
South Tucson5,715 (2017)12.1km
Summit5,372 (2011)14.4km


‡Ref.: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 30.

Khin, B.S. (1970), Cornetite from Saginaw Hill, Arizona, Mineralogical Record: 1: 117-118.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 121, 146, 187, 196, 277.

A locality about 7 miles SW of center city Tucson.

Field observations: The area on the smaller north hills is now substantially fenced in as a hazardous waste site. This area includes the slag heap from the on-site smelter and most of the area with acid leaching residue in evidence. The area of the shafts remains accessible; however, most of the dumps have been bulldozed to only a thin veneer of small scraps of ore-related rock. The larger south hill remains accessible but is under active claim (2007).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: In collection of Tom Trebisky.
Adamite var: Cuprian Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Reference: Collected in 1980 by Bruce J. Murphy. Analysis by Bart Cannon 2009
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 121, 146, 187, 277; Khin, B.S. (1970), Cornetite from SAginaw Hill, AZ, Min.Rec.: 1: 117-118.
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: In collection of Tom Trebisky.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 121, 146, 187; Khin, B.S. (1970), Cornetite from SAginaw Hill, AZ, Min.Rec.: 1: 117-118.
Carminite
Formula: PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: In collection of Tom Trebisky.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Clays'
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039675, MRDS ID #M050631.
Cornetite
Formula: Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Colour: Light peacock-blue; deep blue, deep greenish-blue
Description: Well-crystallized, fine-grained, soft clusters plastering fracture surfaces in chert or chert gangue; as clear crystal aggregates & darker crystalline clots.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 121, 146, 187, 277; Khin, B.S. (1970), Cornetite from SAginaw Hill, AZ, Min.Rec.: 1: 117-118.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039675, MRDS ID #M050631.
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039675, MRDS ID #M050631.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Colour: Pale green
Description: Occurs coating fractures in chert; as greasy masses around cornetite crystals.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 121, 146, 187, 277; Khin, B.S. (1970), Cornetite from SAginaw Hill, AZ, Min.Rec.: 1: 117-118.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039675, MRDS ID #M050631.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: P Cristofono collection, 2006
'Manganese Oxides var: Manganese Dendrites'
Reference: P Cristofono collection, 2006
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039675, MRDS ID #M050631.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039675, MRDS ID #M050631.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 121, 146, 187, 277; Khin, B.S. (1970), Cornetite from SAginaw Hill, AZ, Min.Rec.: 1: 117-118.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ref.: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 84 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 102 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

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
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
var: Cuprian Adamite8.BB.30(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Carminite8.BH.30PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Cornetite8.BE.15Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clays'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
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
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Cornetite41.3.2.1Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Carminite41.10.6.1PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
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)
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
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
-(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
'Clays'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'var: Manganese Dendrites'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
AsArsenic
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
As CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

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