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White Picacho District, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° North , 112° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~3km


‡Ref.: Jahns, Richard H. (1952), Pegmatite Deposits of the White Picacho District, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 162.

Meeves, et al (1966), Reconnaissance of beryllium-bearing pegmatite deposits in six western states, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8298.

London, D., and Burt, D.M. (1978) Lithium pegmatites of the White Picacho district, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties [with road log], Arizona, in Burt, D.M., and Pewe, T.L., eds., Guidebook to the geology of central Arizona, 74th Cordilleran Section Meeting, Geological Society of America, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Special Paper no. 2, p. 61-72.

London, D. and Burt, D., 1982, Alteration of spodumene, Montebrasite and Lithiophilite in Pegmatites of the White Picacho District, Arizona, American Mineralogist, v 67, p. 97-113

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 134, 139, 156, 182, 197, 253, 279, 289, 290, 302, 334, 340, 343, 346, 355, 363, 370, 376, 402.

This district crosses county lines; however, the vast majority of its area is in Yavapai Co. The district is a feldspar, bismuth, mica mining area that is now idle except for systematic collection of specimens at one larger former mine. It is located about 7 miles East of Wickenburg and 8 miles North of Morristown.

The district contains a swarm of lithium-bearing and non-lithium-bearing pegmatites, some carrying bismuth mineralization, and a wide range of phosphates. There are also some non-pegmatitic mineral deposits within the district. Some of the pegmatites contain crystals of constituent minerals to many feet long.

Mineral List

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

Actinolite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Anglesite

'Apatite'

Arsenopyrite

Augelite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Morganite

Beyerite

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Brazilianite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Copper

Crandallite ?

Cuprite

'Cymatolite'

Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)

Diopside

Eosphorite

Epidote

Eucryptite

Fairfieldite

'Feldspar Group'

Fillowite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Galena

'Garnet'

Gold

Hematite

Hemimorphite

'Hornblende'

Hureaulite

Hydroxylapatite

'Jahnsite'

'K Feldspar'

Kulanite

'Lepidolite'

'Limonite'

Lithiophilite

Malachite

Manganite

Marcasite

Microcline

Microlite Group

Mimetite

Molybdenite

Molybdite

Montebrasite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Phlogopite

Powellite

Purpurite

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

Rhodochrosite

Robertsite

Scheelite

Schorl

Scorzalite

Sicklerite

Silver

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spodumene

Staurolite

Stewartite

Strengite

'Tantalite'

'Tourmaline'

Triphylite

Triplite

Triploidite

Vanadinite

'Verdelite'

Wulfenite

Wyllieite

Zircon


81 valid minerals.

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