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Pima Co., Arizona, USAi
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Tucson531,641 (2017)
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Catalina Foothills50,796 (2011)
Oro Valley43,565 (2017)
Marana41,315 (2017)
Drexel Heights27,749 (2011)
Other Languages:
French:
Comté de Pima, Arizona, États-Unis
German:
Pima County, Arizona, Vereinigte Staaten
Italian:
Contea di Pima, Arizona, Stati Uniti d'America
Russian:
Пима, Аризона, Соединённые Штаты Америки
Simplified Chinese:
皮马县, 亞利桑那州, 美国
Spanish:
Condado de Pima, Arizona, Estados Unidos
Albanian:
Pima County, Arizona, Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës
Amharic:
ፒማ ካውንቲ፥ አሪዞና, አሪዞና, አሜሪካ
Arabic:
مقاطعة بيما, أريزونا, الولايات المتحدة
Armenian:
Պիմա շրջան, Արիզոնա, Ամերիկայի Միացյալ Նահանգներ
Basque:
Pima konderria, Arizona
Bavarian:
Pima County, Arizona, Vaoanigte Stootn
Bishnupriya Manipuri:
প্রিমা কাউন্টি, অ্যারিজোনা, তিলপারাষ্ট্র
Bulgarian:
Пима, Аризона, Съединени американски щати
Cebuano:
Pima County, Arizona (estado)
Croatian:
Pima, Arizona, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Czech:
Pima County, Arizona, Spojené státy americké
Danish:
Pima County, Arizona, USA
Dutch:
Pima County, Arizona (staat), Verenigde Staten
Estonian:
Pima maakond, Arizona, Ameerika Ühendriigid
Farsi/Persian:
شهرستان پیما، آریزونا, آریزونا, ایالات متحده آمریکا
Finnish:
Piman piirikunta, Arizona, Yhdysvallat
Hungarian:
Pima megye, Arizona, Amerikai Egyesült Államok
Irish Gaelic:
Contae Pima, Arizona, Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá
Japanese:
ピマ郡, アリゾナ州, アメリカ合衆国
Judaeo-Spanish:
Pima, Arizona, Estados Unidos de Amerika
Korean:
피머 군, 애리조나주, 미국
Limburgian:
Pima County, Arizona, Vereinegde Staote vaan Amerika
Low Saxon/Low German:
Pima County, Arizona, USA
Malayalam:
പിമ കൗണ്ടി, അരിസോണ
Min Dong Chinese:
Pima Gông, Arizona
Norwegian:
Pima County, Arizona, USA
Polish:
Hrabstwo Pima, Arizona, Stany Zjednoczone
Portuguese:
Condado de Pima, Arizona, Estados Unidos
Romanian:
Comitatul Pima, Arizona, Statele Unite ale Americii
Serbian:
Округ Пима, Аризона, Сједињене Америчке Државе
Serbo-Croatian:
Pima County, Arizona, Sjedinjene Američke Države
Swedish:
Pima County, Arizona, USA
Turkish:
Pima Kontluğu, Arizona, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
Ukrainian:
Піма, Аризона, Сполучені Штати Америки
Urdu:
پیما کاؤنٹی، ایریزونا, ایریزونا, ریاستہائے متحدہ امریکا
Vietnamese:
Quận Pima, Arizona, Chủng Quốc Hoa Kỳ
Waray:
Condado han Pima, Arizona, Estados Unidos
Western Punjabi:
پیما کاؤنٹی, ایریزونا, امریکہ


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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Adamite var: Cuprian Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Reference: Collected in 1980 by Bruce J. Murphy. Analysis by Bart Cannon 2009
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 102; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Aerinite
Formula: (Ca5.1Na0.5)(Fe3+,Al,Fe2+,Mg)4(Al,Mg)6[HSi12O36(OH)12][(CO3)1.2(H2O)12]
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Description: Occurs in small quantities.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 103; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 28.
Ajoite (TL)
Formula: (K,Na)Cu7AlSi9O24(OH)6 · 3H2O
Habit: Tufts of acicular crystals
Colour: pale aquamarine
Description: Fills interstices of radiating spherulitic crystalline shattuckite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 316, 319-320; Schaller, W.T. & A.C. Vlisidis (1958), Ajoite, a new hydrous aluminum copper silicate, Am.Min.: 43: 1107-1111; Hutton, C.O. & A.C. Vlisidis (1960), Papagoite, a new copper-bearing mineral from Ajo, AZ, Am.Min.: 45: 599-611; Sun, M.S. (1961), Differential analysis of shattuckite, Am.Min.: 46: 67-77; Newberg, D.W. (1964), X-ray study of shattuckite, Am.Min.: 49: 1234-1239; Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298; Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 111.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Description: Forms a later groundmass of the spessartite.
Reference: Williams, S.A. (1960), A new occurrence of allanite in the Quijotoa Mountains, Pima Co., AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 47.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Rock forming minerals
Reference: Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298.
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Description: Occurs in micro-cavities in amygdaloidal basalts.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 109; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 103;Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 64
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
'Anauxite'
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10103756, MRDS ID #M050530.
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 582: 138.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Apophyllite'
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Asbestos'
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Axinite-(Mn)
Formula: Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 66 localities in this region.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 66 localities in this region.
Bassanite
Formula: Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Habit: Tiny, sub-hedral, fibrous crystals
Description: Occurs in veinlets filled with quartz in hydrothermally altered diorite and quartz diorite porphyry.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 130.
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Beidellite
Formula: (Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Bieberite
Formula: CoSO4 · 7H2O
Colour: Pink
Description: Efflorescences on side of ditch draining approach to the pit.
Reference: Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298; Gilluly, J. (1946), The Ajo mining district, Arizona, USGS PP 209: 98.
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Bisbeeite'
Formula: (Cu,Mg)SiO3·nH2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 137.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 138; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 12.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10096063, MRDS IDC #TC38463.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10096063, MRDS IDC #TC38463.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 53 localities in this region.
Bornite var: Argentiferous Bornite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)5FeS4
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 136 (Table 4); Ransome (1922): 423-424; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 48; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Brezinaite (TL)
Formula: Cr3S4
Type Locality:
Description: Occurs in iron meteorite as tiny (5-80 micron) anhedral grains in metal matrix & contiguous to silicate inclusions.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 145.; t: Bunch, T.E. and L.H. Fuchs (1969) A new mineral: brezinaite, Cr3S4, and the Tucson meteorite. Amer. Mineral., 54, 1509–1518.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Habit: Minute, less than 0.01 mm diameter
Description: Rock forming mineral. Replacing titanite in a single sample from a drill core in quartz monzonite.
Reference: Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298; Gilluly, J. (1946), The Ajo mining district, Arizona, USGS PP 209: 91.
Buttgenbachite
Formula: Cu19(NO3)2(OH)32Cl4 · 2H2O
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 131 localities in this region.
Calcite var: Limestone Onyx
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039916, MRDS ID #M051101.
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Carminite
Formula: PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 155.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 47 localities in this region.
'Chabazite'
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 102 localities in this region.
Chalcocite var: Argentiferous Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 231 localities in this region.
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 79 localities in this region.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Clays'
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinochlore var: Diabantite
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
'Clinoptilolite'
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 180; Galbraith, F. W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153: 23.
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Description: Silky fibers & foliated masses.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 184.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
'Copper Stain'
Localities: Reported from at least 136 localities in this region.
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 186.
Cornetite
Formula: Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Description: Occurs in cavities in andesite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 192, 402; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 86, 108.
Crocoite
Formula: PbCrO4
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10111429, MRDS ID #M050387.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 44 localities in this region.
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Cuprorivaite
Formula: CaCuSi4O10
Description: On a brick from the smelter.
Reference: American Mineralogist 47:409-411
Cuprotungstite
Formula: Cu2(WO4)(OH)2
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
'Davidite'
Davidite-(La)
Formula: (La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Colour: Dark brown
Description: Pitchy-lustered masses in matrix; nearly entirely metamict.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 199; Pabst, A. & R.W. Thomssen (1959), Davidite from the Quijotoa Mountains, Pima Co., AZ (abstract), Geol.Soc.Amer. Bull.: 70: 1739; Pabst, A. (1961), X-ray crystallography of davidite, Am.Min.: 46: 700-718.; Bryan M. Gatehouse, Ian E. Grey and Patrick R. Kelly (1979) The crystal structure of davidite. American Mineralogist 64:1010-1017
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Devilline var: Zincian Devilline
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Description: Occurs in quartz veins cutting andesite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 202; Williams, S.A. (1963), Oxidation of sulfide ores in the Mildren and Steppe mining districts, Pima Co., AZ, Econ.Geol.: 58: 1119-1125.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 204.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Dolomite var: Zincian Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Zn)(CO3)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 202; Williams, S.A. (1963), Oxidation of sulfide ores in the Mildren and Steppe mining districts, Pima Co., AZ, Econ.Geol.: 58: 1119-1125.
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 208.
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Description: A secondary mineral in quartz diorite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210; Schrader, F.C. (1917), The geologic distribution and genesis of the metals in the Santa Rita-Patagonia Mountains, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 12: 237-269.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 93 localities in this region.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
'Erionite'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 216.
Erionite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: O. Dzillas
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 218; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 41
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Occurs sparingly in gabbro, diabase and andesites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 317.
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Ferrierite'
Description: Occurs is a dike with calcite and zeolites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 220; Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298.
Ferrierite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Mg,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
Reference: azminerals.com
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Habit: Commonly euhedral and stumpy
Description: Rock forming mineral. Occurs only as an accessory mineral in igneous rocks, including the Cornelia quartz monzonite.
Reference: Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298; Gilluly, J. (1946), The Ajo mining district, Arizona, USGS PP 209: 97.
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Fornacite
Formula: Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH)
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Description: Occurs in biotite gneiss.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 227, 427; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 158 localities in this region.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 64 localities in this region.
Gerhardtite
Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Description: Occurs as thin semas of granular material in cuprite, coated by aurichalcite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 183, 230, 336; Williams, S.A. (1961), Gerhardtite from the Daisy shaft, Mineral Hill mine, Pima Co., AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 4: 123.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 89 localities in this region.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 237.
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Goslarite var: Cuprogoslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Description: Occurs in old mine workings.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 238; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 61.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
'Gummite'
Description: Occurs in a vein cutting arkose.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 241, 399; Robinson, R.L. (1955), Linda Lee claims, Pima Co., AZ, US Atomic Energy Comm. Prelim. Reconn. Rept. A-P-331.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Gypsum var: Satin Spar Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Halloysite-10Å
Formula: Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 213.
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Description: Forms veinlets cutting a matrix of braunite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 145, 244; Hewett, D.F. (1972), Manganite, hausmannite, braunite: Features, modes of origin, Economic Geology: 67: 83-102.
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 101 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 47 localities in this region.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
'Hornblende'
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Huntite
Formula: CaMg3(CO3)4
Description: As nodular masses in altered limestone with magnesite & as micro-crystals.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 253, 284.
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Description: As the enstatite-hypersthene series.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 89.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: t: Bunch, T.E. and L.H. Fuchs (1969) A new mineral: brezinaite, Cr3S4, and the Tucson meteorite. Amer. Mineral., 54, 1509–1518.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: t: Bunch, T.E. and L.H. Fuchs (1969) A new mineral: brezinaite, Cr3S4, and the Tucson meteorite. Amer. Mineral., 54, 1509–1518.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Kasolite ?
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
'K Feldspar'
Kinoite (TL)
Formula: Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: : Anthony, J.W. & R.B. Laughton (1970), Kinoite, A new hydrous copper calcium silicate mineral from Arizona, American Mineralogist: 55: 709-713.
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Lazaraskeite (TL)
Formula: Cu(C2H3O3)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Yang, H., Gibbs, R.B., Gu, X., Evans, S.H., Downs, R.T. and Jabrin, Z. (2019) Lazaraskeite, IMA 2018-137. CNMNC Newsletter No. 48, April 2019, page xxx; European Journal of Mineralogy, 31, xxx-xxx.
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 273.
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Lechatelierite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: azminerals.com
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Leucosphenite
Formula: BaNa4Ti2B2Si10O30
Habit: Micro-crystals
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 276; Roe, A. (1980), Micromounting in AZ, Min.Rec.: 11: 261-265.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 169 localities in this region.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Lindgrenite
Formula: Cu3(MoO4)2(OH)2
Description: Very sparse.
Reference: thony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 278.
Litharge
Formula: PbO
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 280.
Ludwigite
Formula: Mg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Description: Occurs in a contact zone.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 281.
Maghemite
Formula: (Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Description: Occurs as a thin, brownish surface as an alteration product on magnetite pebbles and boulders.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 282.
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 253, 284.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 59 localities in this region.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 193 localities in this region.
'Manganese Oxides'
'Manganese Oxides var: Manganese Dendrites'
Reference: P Cristofono collection, 2006
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Matlockite
Formula: PbFCl
Description: Occurs as a single crystal in parallel growth with a prismatic anglesite crystal.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 278, 291.
'Medmontite'
Reference: António Manuel Ináçio Martins collection.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Melanterite var: Cuprian Melanterite
Formula: (Fe,Cu)SO4 · 7H2O
Description: Occurs in small amounts.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 61; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 292.
'Mercurian Tetrahedrite'
Formula: (Cu,Hg)12Sb4S13
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 117 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Meta-alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 12H2O
Description: Forms crusts from a seep with gypsum.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 294.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Miersite
Formula: (Ag,Cu)I
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 61 localities in this region.
'Molybdenite-2H'
Formula: MoS2
'Monazite'
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Description: Occurs in altered tuff.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 306; Eyde, T.H. (1978), Arizona zeolites, AZ Dept. Mineral Resources Mineral Rept. 1.
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Murdochite
Formula: PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 123, 308, 331; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 81 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 309.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10060262, MRDS ID #TC10261.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 70 localities in this region.
Neotocite
Formula: (Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Colour: Black
Description: Occurs as dendrites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 312; Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298.
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Description: Occurs as small crystals with ajoite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 316; Thomas, W.J. & R.B. Gibbs (1983), Famous mineral localities: The New Cornelia mine, Ajo, AZ, Min.Rec.: 14: 283-298.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Osarizawaite
Formula: Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Papagoite (TL)
Formula: CaCu[H3AlSi2O9]
Type Locality:
Habit: Elongated, somewhat flattened crystals
Colour: Cerulean-blue
Description: Occurs in narrow veinlets & in veneers on slip surfaces in altered granodiorite porphyry.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 319-320; Hutton, C.O. & A.C. Vlisidis (1960), Papagoite, a new copper-bearing mineral from Ajo, AZ, Am.Min.: 45: 599-611; Guillebert, C. & M.T. Le Bihan (1965), Contributions à l'étude structurale des silicates de cuivre: Structure atomique de la papagoite, Bull. Soc. Franc. Min. Crist: 88: 119-121.
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Description: Fibrous & granular masses embaying linarite & as pseudomorphs after atacamite in quartz veins cutting andesite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 278, 321; Williams, S.A, (1963), Oxidation of sulfide ores in the Mildren and Steppe mining districts, Pima Co., AZ, Econ.Geol.: 58: 1119-1125.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Description: Occurs as polysynthetically twinned cores of titanite crystals.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 325; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; www.admmr.state.az.us/circ9titanium.htm.
'Petrified Wood'
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 326.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Piemontite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Planerite
Formula: Al6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
Plattnerite
Formula: PbO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039562, MRDS ID #M050286.
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Description: Associated with gypsum and partly altered pyrite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 334.
'Potash Clay'
Description: Occurs in a weathered, copper-stained quartz keratophyre.
Reference: Gilluly, J. (1946), The Ajo mining district, Arizona, USGS PP 209: 96.
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Description: Occurs in skarn or tactite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 199.
Pseudoboleite
Formula: Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 183, 336; Williams, S.A. (1961), Gerhardtite from the Daisy shaft, Mineral Hill mine, Pima Co., AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 4: 123.
Pseudobrookite
Formula: Fe2TiO5
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 167.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 237 localities in this region.
Pyrite var: Auriferous Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrite var: Cupriferous Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Description: In the front range and crestal portions of the main range in gneiss & granite complexes & in pegmatite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 106; Pilkington, H.D. (1961), A mineralogic investigation of some garnets from the Catalina Mountains, Pima Co., AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 4: 117-122.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 345.
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 68 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate
Quartz var: Carnelian
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 348.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Fortification Agate
Formula: SiO2
Colour: Blue & white banded
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 348.
Quartz var: Jasper
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Description: Occurs in geodes in basalt flows.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 84.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 582: 175.
Ranciéite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Description: Occurs in vugs in volcanic rock with zeolites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 352.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
'Riebeckite Root Name'
Formula: ◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
'Riebeckite Root Name var: Crocidolite'
Formula: ◻[Na2][Z2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH,F,Cl)2
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: YFe3+Nb2O8
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Sanidine var: Barium-Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 312; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 361.
'Scapolite'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 102; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 66 localities in this region.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: t: Bunch, T.E. and L.H. Fuchs (1969) A new mineral: brezinaite, Cr3S4, and the Tucson meteorite. Amer. Mineral., 54, 1509–1518.
Scorodite ?
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039817, MRDS ID #M050897.
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 366.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Shattuckite
Formula: Cu5(Si2O6)2(OH)2
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Silica'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Am Min 55:5-6 pp 709-715; : Anthony, J.W. & R.B. Laughton (1970), Kinoite, A new hydrous copper calcium silicate mineral from Arizona, American Mineralogist: 55: 709-713.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Smithsonite var: Dry Bone Ore
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 374.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 103 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Marmatite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Colour: Black
Description: Masses of crystalline material in a matrix of snow-white wollastonite and marble.
Reference: ASARCO site geologist.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039562, MRDS ID #M050286.
'Stetefeldtite'
Formula: Ag2Sb2(O,OH)7
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