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South Cliff Mine, Phoenix, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USAi
Regional Level Types
South Cliff MineMine
Phoenix- not defined -
Keweenaw Co.County
MichiganState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 22' 13'' North , 88° 18' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ahmeek146 (2017)10.2km
Copper City187 (2017)11.2km
Calumet703 (2017)17.4km
Laurium1,941 (2017)17.8km
Lake Linden989 (2017)20.9km


A former Cu occurrence/mine located just S of the Cliff Mine.

Some good micro coppers have been collected. NOTE: as of June, 2015, someone dumped a ton of dirt onto the piles likely as part of the Cliff Reclamation project. So it looks like not much will coming out of the South Cliff anymore.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Visual identification by Jim Gawura
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
'Hornblende'
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
Kinoite
Formula: Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Visual identification by Jim Gawura
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Henwood, W.J. (1871): Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kinoite9.BH.10Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 57 - SOROSILICATES Si3O10 Groups and Larger Noncyclic Groups
Insular Si3O10 and Larger Noncyclic Groups with [Si3O10] groups
Kinoite57.1.2.1Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
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 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
O CalciteCaCO3
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Henwood, W.J. (1871): Observations on Metalliferous Deposits: On the Native Copper of Lake Superior. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489.
Rocks & Minerals (1983): 58: 111.
Heinrich & Robinson (2004), Mineralogy of Michigan.

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