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Copper Canyon, Hoskinnini Mesa, Monument Valley Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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Copper CanyonCanyon
Hoskinnini MesaMesa
Monument Valley Mining DistrictMining District
Navajo Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 59' 39'' North , 110° 26' 22'' West (est.)
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Copper Canyon is in the southwestern Monument Valley region and is situated in San Juan County, Utah, and Navajo County, Arizona, entirely within the Navajo Indian Reservation. The natural boundaries are the San Juan River on the north, Oljetoh Wash on the east, Piute Canyon on the west, and Skeleton Mesa on the south.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Reinhardt, E. (1952), Uranium-Copper Deposits near Copper Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-902.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Reinhardt, E. (1952), Uranium-Copper Deposits near Copper Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-902.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Reinhardt, E. (1952), Uranium-Copper Deposits near Copper Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-902.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Reinhardt, E. (1952), Uranium-Copper Deposits near Copper Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-902.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Reinhardt, E. (1952), Uranium-Copper Deposits near Copper Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-902.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
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 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6

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Reinhardt, E. (1952), Uranium-Copper Deposits near Copper Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RMO-902.

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