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Florence Mine (Florence Lead Silver Mine), Ripsey Hill area, Ripsey Mining District, Tortilla Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USAi
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Florence Mine (Florence Lead Silver Mine)Mine
Ripsey Hill areaArea
Ripsey Mining DistrictMining District
Tortilla MtsMountain Range
Pinal Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 0' 25'' North , 110° 57' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kearny2,038 (2017)7.1km
Hayden650 (2017)16.0km
Dudleyville959 (2011)17.3km
Winkelman346 (2017)17.5km
Cactus Forest594 (2011)34.2km


A former surface and underground Pb-Ag-Cu-Au-Mo-Cr-Zn mine located in sec. 12, T5S, R13E, about ½ mile E of Ripsey Hill, 2 miles W of Hackberry Mine and about 5½ miles SW of Kearny, on state land. Owned by Edward O. Ryden.

Mineralization is a sheared fault zone between Escabrosa Limestone and quartzite (granitic conglomerate of the San Manuel formation). Alteration is from sphalerite and galena. There were 3 stages of wulfenite formation with different chromium contents.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: rolf luetcke
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: rolf luetcke
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247, 413; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: rolf luetcke
Hemihedrite (TL)
Formula: Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Type Locality:
Colour: Bright orange to henna-brown to nearly black
Description: Occurs in an oxidized zone of lead-bearing veins that cut strongly brecciated Precambrian limestone intruded by an altered latite porphyry and Precambrian quartzite containing a diabase dike.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247, 413; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102; Clark, 1993, "Hey's Mineral Index".
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 413; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 300, 413; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Phoenicochroite
Formula: Pb2(CrO4)O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 247; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: rolf luetcke
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10037113; MRDS ID #M030467.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247, 390; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Vauquelinite
Formula: Pb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
Description: Occurs in an oxide mineral assemblage that replaced galena-sphalerite, pyrite & tennantite along a sheared & mineralized fault zone separating limestone & quartzite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247, 413, 426; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247, 413, 421; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd.ed.: 158, 247, 413, 426; Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from AZ, Am.Min.: 55: 1088-1102

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Hemihedrite (TL)7.FC.15Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Phoenicochroite7.FB.05Pb2(CrO4)O
Vauquelinite7.FC.05Pb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 35 - ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
A2XO4
Phoenicochroite35.1.2.1Pb2(CrO4)O
Group 36 - COMPOUND CHROMATES
Miscellaneous
Hemihedrite (TL)36.1.1.2Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Vauquelinite43.4.3.1Pb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
H VauquelinitePb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O MiniumPb3O4
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O VauquelinitePb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
O PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)O
O SideriteFeCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O HematiteFe2O3
SiSilicon
Si HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P VauquelinitePb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S AnglesitePbSO4
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CrChromium
Cr HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Cr VauquelinitePb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
Cr PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu VauquelinitePb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb HemihedritePb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2(OH)2
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb MiniumPb3O4
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb VauquelinitePb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH)
Pb PhoenicochroitePb2(CrO4)O
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

References

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Ransome, F.L. (1923) Ray folio, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey, Geologic Atlas of the United States, Folio no. 217, 24 p. [oversized], 5 sheets, scales 1:12,000 and 1:62,500.
Williams, S.A. & J.W. Anthony (1970), Hemihedrite, a new mineral from Arizona, American Mineralogist: 55: 1088-1102.
Schmidt, E.A. (1971) A structural investigation of the northern Tortilla Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation, 248 p., 5 sheets, scales 1:12,000, 1:2,400, and 1:24,000.
Cornwall, H.R., and Krieger, M.H. (1975) Geologic map of the Kearny quadrangle, Pinal County, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1188, 9 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
Clark (1993), "Hey's Mineral Index."
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona (1995), 3rd. ed.: 158, 247, 300, 390, 413, 421, 426.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10037113; MRDS ID #M030467.

USGS MRDS Record:10037113
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