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Cherry Creek Mining District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USAi
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Black Hills (Black Hill Range)Group of Hills
Yavapai Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° North , 112° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~7km
Locality type:


This is a gold-silver mining area located about 25 miles East of Prescott at the southern end of the Black Hill range on the headwaters of the Cherry Creek (SE corner of the Jerome quadrangle). It lies at between 5,000 and 5,500 feet of altitude.

The country rocks are Bradshaw granite, which prevails. It is locally overlain by Cambrian and Devonian sedimentary rocks and Tertiary lavas. Veins occur in the granite in shear zones. Their filling consists of irregular, lenticular bodies of massive, shiny, white quartz with small amounts of greenish-black tourmaline. The gold-bearing quartz veins are of Precambrian age.

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Mineral List

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

18 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 29.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Small veinlets in light-colored granite.
Reference: Wilson, E.D. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 29-30; Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 105.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 27 localities in this region.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 26.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Mixite
Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 301.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ: 25.
Mottramite ?
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Colour: Black
Description: Micro-crystalline (< 1 mm) black/green rosettes on quartz crystals. Needs positive ID.
Reference: M Massis
Petersite-(Ce) (TL)
Formula: Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Morrison, S.M., Domanik, K.J., Yang, H. and Downs, R.T. (2014) Petersite- (Ce), IMA 2014-002. CNMNC Newsletter No. 20, June 2014, page 555; Mineralogical Magazine, 78, 549-558; Morrison, S.M., Domanik, K.J., Yang, H. & Downs, R.T. (2016): Petersite-(Ce), Cu2+6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O, a new mixite group mineral from. Canadian Mineralogist 54, 1505-1511.
Petersite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: RRUFF Project Specimen ID: R050541
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10048054, MRDS ID #M800020.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wilson, E.D. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 29-30; Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 105.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Krieger, M.H. (1965), Geology of the Prescott and Paulden quadrangles, Arizona, USGS PP 467: 105, 111.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 26.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10027297, MRDS ID #M002754.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Colour: Bluish-black
Description: Streaks in quartz.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 30; Lindgren, W. (1926), USGS Bull. 782: 106.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Habit: Hexagonal
Colour: Reddish brown
Description: Hexagonal prisms to 2mm
Reference: M Massis
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Habit: Tabular
Colour: Orange
Reference: M Massis collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mixite8.DL.15BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Mottramite ?8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Petersite-(Y)8.DL.15(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Petersite-(Ce) (TL)-Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
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
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite ?41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Mixite42.5.1.1BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Petersite-(Y)42.5.2.1(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Petersite-(Ce) (TL)-Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
var: Milky Quartz-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Petersite-(Ce)Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Petersite-(Ce)Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O HematiteFe2O3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
PPhosphorus
P Petersite-(Ce)Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
P Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu Petersite-(Ce)Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
YYttrium
Y Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
CeCerium
Ce Petersite-(Ce)Cu6Ce(PO4)3(OH)6·3H2O
Ce Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
NdNeodymium
Nd Petersite-(Y)(Y,Ce,Nd)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
BiBismuth
Bi MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

References

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The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Prescott, AZ: 55.
Lindgren, W. (1926), Ore deposits of the Jerome and Bradshaw Mountains quadrangles, Arizona, USGS Bull. 782: 26, 29, 102-105;
Wilson, E.D. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 28-31.
Anderson, C.A. & S.C. Creasey (1958), Geology and ore deposits of the Jerome area, Yavapai County, Arizona, USGS PP 308: 174-175.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 301.

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