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Plomosa Mountains, La Paz Co., Arizona, USAi
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Localities:
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Description: Sooty; as an oxidation product of galena.
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 169 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 167 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 123, 420.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 170 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 93-95; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Bassanite
Formula: Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Description: In veins in andesite assoc. with chrysocolla & tenorite
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 130.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 168 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 91-92; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 167 (Table 4); Jemmett (1966); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 168 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 91-92; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 167 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Chrysoprase'
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 170 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 167 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
'Copper Stain'
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Mineralogical Record 22:382
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 169 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 168 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 91-92; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Alabaster
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp. MRDS database Dep. ID file #10023691, MRDS ID #I001099.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Lechatelierite
Formula: SiO2
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Habit: Micro-crystals
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 284.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Description: As thin coatings on cinnabar.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 294; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153: 19.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 109.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Description: Per Anthony, et al - Nat. History Museum, London specimen #1972,201.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 333.
Prosopite
Formula: CaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Habit: crystals to 6 mm long.
Colour: Limpid sea-green
Description: Occurs in voids in hematite gangue in hematite veins in andesite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 335.
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pyrargyrite ?
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 168 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 89-90; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 343; Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 51.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Description: Reported.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 109.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Blair, 1992. Rockounding Arizona, p.149.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jasper
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10065031, MRDS ID #TC40020.
Romanèchite ?
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Description: Visual identification. No data.
Reference: PMB collection
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Habit: 1-4mm curved crystals
Colour: brownish green to brownish orange edges
Description: Not pyromorphite
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 171 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.; Mineralogical Record 22:382
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 413.
'Wad'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 417; Farnham, L.L. & L.A. Stewart (1958), Manganese deposits of western AZ, US Bur. Mines Inf. Circ. 7843.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Habit: Small, prismatic, brilliant
Fluorescence: None (remarkable)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 123, 420.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Metacinnabar2.CB.05aHgS
Pyrargyrite ?2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Prosopite3.CD.10CaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lechatelierite4.DA.30SiO2
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
Romanèchite ?4.DK.10(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Bassanite7.CD.45Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Alabaster7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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'Chrysoprase'-
'Copper Stain'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
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
Metacinnabar2.8.2.3HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite ?3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB8X16
Romanèchite ?7.9.2.1(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
Aluminofluorides - Isolated Octahedra
Prosopite11.6.9.1CaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Bassanite29.6.1.1Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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'Chrysoprase'-
'Copper Stain'-
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Gypsum
var: Alabaster
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Lechatelierite-SiO2
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
H BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O BaryteBaSO4
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O SideriteFeCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O CelestineSrSO4
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
O TenoriteCuO
O BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O LechatelieriteSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si LechatelieriteSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyriteFeS2
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CelestineSrSO4
S BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
S CinnabarHgS
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S MetacinnabarHgS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca ProsopiteCaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
Ca BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Alabaster)CaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
Hg MetacinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)

References

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Farnham, L.L. & L.A. Stewart (1958), Manganese deposits of western Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7843.
Dale, V.B. (1959), Tungsten deposits of Yuma, Maricopa, Pinal, and Graham Counties, Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 5516.
Hewett, D.F. (1964), Veins of hypogene manganese oxide minerals in the southwestern United States, Economic Geology: 59: 1429-1472.
Jemmett, J.P. (1966) Geology of the northern Plomosa Mountain Range, Yuma County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation, 128 p., 2 sheets, 1:12,000.
Miller, F.K. (1966) Structure and petrology of the southern half of the Plomosa Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona: Stanford, Stanford University, Ph.D. dissertation, 107 p.
Miller, F.K., and McKee, E.H. (1971) Thrust and strike-slip faulting in the Plomosa Mountains, southwestern Arizona: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 82(3): 717-722.
Keith, Stanley B., and Wilt, J.C., eds. (1983) Field Trip to northern Plomosa Mountains, Granite Wash Mountains, and western Harquahala Mountains, Arizona Geological Society Fall Field Trip 1983: Arizona Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, [119] p.
Keith, Stanton B., Wilt, J.C., and Scarborough, R. (1983) Day 1 - Parker to northern Plomosa Mountains via Plomosa Road, in Keith, S.B., and Wilt, J.C., eds., Field Trip to northern Plomosa Mountains, Granite Wash Mountains, and western Harquahala Mountains, Arizona Geological Society Fall Field Trip 1983: Arizona Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, p. 1-32.
Scarborough, R.B., and Meader, N.G. (1983) Reconnaissance geology of the northern Plomosa Mountains, with assistance by J.C. Wilt and S.B. Keith: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Open-File Report 83-24, 35 p.
Davis, G.M. (1985) Geology of the southern Plomosa Mountains: Tempe, Arizona State University, M.S. thesis, 158 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
Stoneman, D.A. (1985) Geologic map of the Plomosa Pass area, northern Plomosa Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Miscellaneous Map MM-85-B, 1 sheet, scale 12,000.
Stoneman, D.A. (1985) Structural geology of the Plomosa Pass area, northern Plomosa Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000.
Scarborough, R.B., and Meader, N.M. (1989) Geologic map of the northern Plomosa Mountains, Yuma [La Paz] County, Arizona, 4 December 1981: Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Map CM-89-D, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
Foster, D.A., and Spencer, J.E. (1992) Apatite and zircon fission-track dates from the northern Plomosa Mountains, La Paz County, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-09, 11 p.
Lerch, Felix (1992) Geologic map of part of the southern Plomosa Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Map CM-92-A, 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000.
Richard, S.M. (1992) Detailed geologic map of the upper Apache Wash area, central southern Plomosa Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-02, 11 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000.
Richard, S.M., Spencer, J.E., Tosdal, R.M., and Stone, Paul (1993) Preliminary geologic map of the southern Plomosa Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-09, 27 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000
Richard, S.M., and Spencer, J.E. (1994) Detailed geologic map and cross sections of the Ramsay Mine area, southeastern Plomosa Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-14, 16 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:12,000.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 235, 228, 363, 417.
Steinke, T.R. (1997) Geologic map of the eastern Plomosa Pass area, northern Plomosa Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Map CM-97-A, 1 sheet, scale 1:3,570.

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