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Chloride Mining District, Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mts (Cerbat Range), Mohave County, Arizona, USAi
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Cerbat Mts (Cerbat Range)Mountain Range
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35° 25' North , 114° 12' West
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This district is centered around the town of Chloride in the Cerbat Range.

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32 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 22.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 22.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Description: in pegmatites.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 134, 227; Thomas, B.E. (1953), Geol. of the Chloride quadrangle, AZ, Geol. Soc. of America Bull.: 64:391-420.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 50.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 28.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Description: As rich & beautifully crystalline material.
Reference: Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore Deps. of the Wallapai Dist., AZ, Economic Geology: 44:663-705; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 196.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: James R. Mitchell - Gem Trails of Arizona (2001), pg. 22
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: In veins in a belt of sulfide-bearing fissure vein deposits.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 224; Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore deposits of the Wallapai district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 44:663-705.
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Habit: Rough prismatic
Colour: Black
Description: In pegmatites as rough crystals to a few inches long with beryl.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 134, 227; Thomas, B.E. (1953), Geol. of the Chloride quadrangle, AZ, Geol. Soc. of America Bull.: 64:391-420.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 235.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Colour: Ochre red.
Description: Ocherous variety.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 246; Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 40.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 40.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: MRDS file #10102553.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 46.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities:
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities:
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 323; Bastin, E.S. (1925), Origin of certain rich silver ores near Chloride and Kingman, AZ, USGS Bull. 750-B: 17-39.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Personal communication with Jim McGlasson - minID JPG-3FD
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 340; Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore deposits of the Wallapai district, AZ, Economic Geology 44:663-705; Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 49.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 36 localities in this region.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Rose Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: James R. Mitchell - Gem Trails of Arizona (2001), pg. 22
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities:
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: James R. Mitchell - Gem Trails of Arizona (2001), pg. 22
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Reference: Contributions To Economic Geology,1923-24
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: James R. Mitchell - Gem Trails of Arizona (2001), pg. 22
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 402; Thomas, B.E. (1953), Geol. of the Chloride quadrangle, AZ, Geol. Soc. of America Bull.: 64:391-420.
Uvarovite ?
Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Colour: Emerald-green
Description: Occurs in migmatite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 409; Thomas, B.E. (1953), Geology of the Chloride quadrangle, AZ, Geol.Soc. of Amer Bull. 64:391-420.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: James R. Mitchell - Gem Trails of Arizona (2001), pg. 22

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rose Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tridymite4.DA.10SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Gadolinite-(Y)9.AJ.20Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Uvarovite ?9.AD.25Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite'3.3.6.2Cu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Uvarovite ?51.4.3b.3Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Gadolinite-(Y)54.2.1b.3Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
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 [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
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 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
Tridymite75.1.2.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Rose Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
O CerussitePbCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O TridymiteSiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Si TridymiteSiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rose Quartz)SiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CinnabarHgS
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S GalenaPbS
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CrChromium
Cr UvaroviteCa3Cr2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
Cu TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As TennantiteCu6(Cu4X2)As4S12S
YYttrium
Y Gadolinite-(Y)Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag SilverAg
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6(Cu4X2)Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

References

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University of Arizona Bulletin 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 22, 28, 40, 46, 49.
Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore deposits of the Wallapai district, Arizona, Economic Geology: 44: 663-705.
Thomas, B.E. (1953), Geology of the Chloride quadrangle, Arizona, Geological Society of America Bulletin: 64: 391-420.
Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 50.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 134, 227, 235, 246, 340, 402.

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