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Silver Hill Mine group, Silver Hill, Silver Hill District, Waterman District, Waterman Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USAi
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32° 20' 48'' North , 111° 28' 18'' West
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A former small underground Cu-Ag-Pb-Au mine group located in the NW ¼ sec. 31, T.12S., R.9E. (Silver Bell Peak 15 minute topo map)on 5 patented claims and 12 unpatented claims, 4 miles SE of Silver Bell. Produced 1916-1947.

Owned at times, or in part, by the Silver Hill Consolidated Copper Co.; Ohio Arizona Copper Co.; Silver Hill Mines Co.; Mr. Phil Snyder; Mr. A.R. Byrd; and the Arizona Copper Bell Mining Co. The Silver Hill Mine is included in the operations and ownership of the Indiana-Arizona Mine.

Mineralization is a replacement deposit with lensing veins and some limestone replacements containing copper and lead carbonates and sulfides along faults and fractures in Paleozoic limestone and quartzite. An associated rock unit is granite.

Workings include one shaft 400 feet (121.92 meters) deep, one drift 300 feet long, one 100 ton ore bin as of 1966. Workings total length is 213.36 meters. Originally prospected in the late 1800s and worked sporadically from 1916 to 1947, producing at least 16,000 tons of ore averaging about 3.5% Cu, 3.5 oz. Ag/T, 0.6% Pb and minor Au.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

20 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 123, 308, 331; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 53.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 126.
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 135.
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 136.
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Habit: Micro-crystals
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 145.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 146.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 196.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Richard Dale collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: No reference listed
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 248.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Habit: Micro-crystals
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 277.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 196, 286, 331.
Murdochite
Formula: PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 123, 308, 331; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Osarizawaite
Formula: Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Colour: Blue
Description: Attractive massive to micro-crystalline material.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 319; Stolberg, C.S. (1988), Osarizawaite from the Silver Hill mine, AZ, Min.Rec.: 19: 311-313.
Plattnerite
Formula: PbO2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 123, 308, 331; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 286, 357, 374; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 53.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Habit: Small rhombohedra
Colour: Pale blue
Description: Small crystals & pale blue botryoidal masses. Dry Bone ore.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 374; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 49.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Habit: Small, barrel-shaped
Description: Occurs near head of the inclined surface tram.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 96; Min.Rec.: 19: 312.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Murdochite3.DB.45PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Plattnerite4.DB.05PbO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Osarizawaite7.BC.10Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX2
Plattnerite4.4.1.6PbO2
Miscellaneous
Murdochite4.6.5.1PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(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
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Osarizawaite30.2.4.4Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
O OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlattneritePbO2
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S GalenaPbS
S OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Cu OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
AsArsenic
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
BrBromine
Br MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
SbAntimony
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MurdochitePbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x where x<=0.5
Pb OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PlattneritePbO2
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O

References

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Galbraith, F.W. and Brennan, D.J. (1959) Minerals of Arizona, 3rd edition, revised. Tucson, University of Arizona, Physical Science Bulletin No. 4, 116 pp. (pp. 49, 53, 96).
Bideaux, R.A., Williams, S.A., and Thomssen, R.W. (1960) Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona. Arizona Geological Society Digest, 3, 53-56.
Keith, Stanton B. (1974) Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bulletin 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona: 144 (Table 4).
Stolberg, C.S. (1988) Osarizawaite from the Silver Hill mine, Arizona, The Mineralogical Record, 19(5), 311-313.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10108968, MRDS ID #M000164.
Niemuth, N.J. and Phillips, K.A. (1992) Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 13 (Table 1).
Anthony, J.W., Williams, S.A., Bideaux, R.A., and Grant, R.W. (1995) Mineralogy of Arizona, Third edition. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona, 508 pages, at: 123, 126, 135, 136, 145, 146, 196, 248, 277, 286, 308, 319, 331, 357, 374.

USGS MRDS Record:10108968

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