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Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 26' 59'' North , 109° 56' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.45000,-109.95000
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America


a town founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880 and named after Judge Dewitt Bisbee, who was a financial backer of the area's Copper Queen Mine, the largest claim at the time. Famous copper mining district. The old town was bisected by the Lavender open pit mine and highway 80 runs between the sections, alongside the pit. Old town Bisbee is now a tourist attraction and arts community. The Copper Queen Hotel in old town is reputedly a haunted building.

New Bisbee is a more recent development S of the old town along highway 92 and the Mexican border. It is the home of the county seat offices.

A selection of classic Bisbee minerals were one of the many displays at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2008.

Mindat Articles

From Biologist to Mineral Collector by Rolf Luetcke
Jack Hanley mine stories by Rolf Luetcke
Some Underground Experiences in Bisbee Arizona by Rolf Luetcke


Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aikinite

Alabandite

'Allanite Group'

Allophane

Altaite

Alunite

Anatase

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Anorthite

Anthonyite

Antigorite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

var: Flos Ferri

Arsenic

Atacamite

Aurichalcite

Azurite

Baryte

Bayldonite

Bayleyite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Beudantite

Bianchite

Bílinite

'Bindheimite'

'Biotite'

'Bisbeeite'

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bixbyite

Bogdanovite

Böhmite

Boothite

Bornite

Botallackite

Botryogen

Braunite

Brochantite

Bromargyrite

Brookite

Brucite

Buttgenbachite

Calaverite

Calcite

'Campbellite'

Canfieldite

Carbonatecyanotrichite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Cerussite

Cesàrolite

Chalcanthite

Chalcoalumite (TL)

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Claringbullite

Clinochlore

'Clinochrysotile'

Clinozoisite

Colusite

Conichalcite

Connellite

Copiapite

Copper

Coquimbite

Coronadite

Cosalite

Covellite

Crednerite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cuprocopiapite

Cupropavonite

Cyanotrichite

Delafossite

'Delessite'

Descloizite

var: Cuprian Descloizite

Devilline

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dravite

Dyscrasite

Edenite

'Electrum'

Emplectite

Enargite

Enstatite

Epidote

Epsomite

Eugenite

Famatinite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Felsőbányaite

Ferricopiapite

Ferrimolybdite

Fibroferrite

Fluorite

Fornacite

Freibergite

Galena

'Garnet'

Gibbsite

Goethite

Gold

Goldfieldite

Gormanite

Graemite (TL)

Graphite

Greenockite

Grossular

Groutite

Gunningite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å

Halotrichite

Hausmannite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Henryite (TL)

Hessite

Hetaerolite

Hexahydrite

Hisingerite

Hocartite

Hodrušite

Hübnerite

Hydrobasaluminite

Hydrocerussite

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydrokenoralstonite

'Hydromuscovite'

Hydrozincite

Ilsemannite

Iodargyrite

Jacobsite

Jalpaite

Jarosite

Johannite

Kaolinite

Kësterite

Kettnerite

Kiddcreekite (TL)

Kornelite

Kostovite

Krennerite

Ktenasite

Kuramite

'Labradorite'

Langite

Laumontite

Leadhillite

Lepidocrocite

Lime

'Limonite'

Linarite

Liroconite

Luzonite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Manganite

Marcasite

Matildite

Mawsonite

Meionite

Melanterite

Melonite

Metatorbernite

Metavoltine

Microcline

Miersite

Mimetite

Minium

Molybdenite

Mottramite

Murdochite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nantokite

Natrolite

Nekrasovite

Neltnerite

Nolanite

'Olivine'

Opal

Orthoclase

Osarizawaite

Paracoquimbite

Paramelaconite (TL)

Paratacamite

Paratellurite

Pearceite

Petzite

Pharmacosiderite

Pickeringite

Plancheite

Plattnerite

Plumbojarosite

Polybasite

Powellite

Prehnite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Auriferous Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Rammelsbergite

Ransomite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodostannite

Rhomboclase

Rickardite

Römerite

Rosasite

Roscoelite

Rozenite

Rucklidgeite

Rutile

Sanidine

'Scapolite'

'var: Wernerite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Sengierite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Shattuckite (TL)

Siderite

Siderotil

Silver

Smithsonite

Spangolite

Spertiniite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spionkopite

Stannite

Stannoidite

Stevensite

'Stibiconite'

Stolzite

Stromeyerite

Stützite

Sulphur

Susannite

Sylvanite

Szomolnokite

Talc

Teineite

Tellurite

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

Tenorite

var: Geltenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Thomsonite-Ca

Tilasite

Titanite

Tolbachite

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

'Turgite'

Turquoise

Tyuyamunite

Uraninite

Uranopilite

Vanadinite

Variscite

var: Ferrian Variscite

Velikite

Vesuvianite

Volkonskoite

Voltaite

Volynskite

'Wad'

Willemite

Wittichenite

var: Argentian Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

Yarrowite

Zincobotryogen

Zincocopiapite

Zippeite

Zircon

Zoisite


288 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Regional Geology

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Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 2779975
Early Proterozoic metamorphic rocks

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Description: Undivided metasedimentary, metavolcanic, and gneissic rocks. (1600-1800 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{metasedimentary,metavolcanic,gneiss}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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Localities in this Region


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References

Ransome, F.L. (1903) The copper deposits of Bisbee, Arizona: Engineering and Mining Journal: 75: 444-445.

Ransome, F.L. (1904) The geology and ore deposits of the Bisbee quadrangle, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 21, 168 p., 3 sheets, scales 1:12,000 and 1:62,500.

Ransome, F.L. (1904) The geology and copper-deposits of Bisbee, Arizona: American Institute of Mining Engineers, Transactions: 34: 618-642.

Ransome, F.L. (1906) Geology of the Bisbee district, Arizona: Engineering and Mining Journal: 81: 1103.

Holden, E.F. (1922) Ceruleofibrite, a new mineral. American Mineralogist: 7: 80-83.

Holden, E.F. (1924) "Ceruleofibrite" is connellite. American Mineralogist: 9: 55-56.

Bannister, F.A., Hey, M.H., and Claringbull, G.F. (1950) Connellite, buttgenbachite, and tallingite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 29, n° 211, 280-286 (referring to connellite/'ceruleofibrite' from Bisbee).

Frondel, C. (1958) Systematic mineralogy of uranium and thorium, USGS Bull. 1064: 253.

Galbraith, F.W. and D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 37, 49, 60, 63, 74, 90, 92, 94.

Nye, T.S. (1968) The Relationship of Structure and Alteration to Some Ore Bodies in the Bisbee (Warren) District, Cochise County, Arizona. University of Arizona, Ph.D. Thesis.

Pierce, L. and Buseck, P.R. (1978) Superstructuring in the bornite-digenite series: A high-resolution electron microscopy study, American Mineralogist: 63: 1-15.

Graeme, R. (1981) Famous mineral localities: Bisbee, Arizona, Mineralogical Record: 12: 256-319.

Graeme, R. (1993) Bisbee revisited, Mineralogical Record: 24: 421-436.

Anthony, J.W., et al. (1995) Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 130, 135, 140, 141-142, 143, 162, 192, 237, 376.

Bailey, Lynn R. (2010), Bisbee: Queen of the Copper Camps, Westernlore Printing (ISBN-13: 978-0870260582; ISBN-10: 0870260588).

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