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Mistake Mine (Box Canyon deposits), Sam Powell Peak, Box Canyon District, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Mistake Mine (Box Canyon deposits)Mine
Sam Powell PeakPeak
Box Canyon DistrictMining District
Yavapai Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 2' 50'' North , 112° 43' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.04722,-112.72250
GeoHash:G#: 9qpcdyjgr
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Wickenburg6,806 (2017)8.8km
Congress1,975 (2014)17.4km
Yarnell649 (2011)19.5km
Morristown227 (2017)23.1km
Peeples Valley428 (2011)24.6km


‡Ref.: Farnham, L.L. & L.A. Stewart (1958), Manganese deposits of western Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7843: 59.

Wilkinson, W.H., Jr., et al (1983), Ramsdellite from the Mistake Mine, Mineralogical Record: 14: 333-335.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 342-343, 351.

USGS Sam Powell Peak Quadrangle map.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10162045, MAS ID #0040251431.

A surface and underground Mn prospect.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Norman King--acid test
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: Radiating acicular crystals
Description: Also occurs replacing ramsdellite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 342-343; Wilkinson, W.H., Jr., et al (1983), Ramsdellite from the Mistake Mine, Min.Rec.: 14: 333-335.
Pyrolusite ?
Formula: Mn4+O2
Ramsdellite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Habit: Crystals to 1 cm long.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 342-343, 351; Wilkinson, W.H., Jr., et al (1983), Ramsdellite from the Mistake Mine, Min.Rec.: 14: 333-335.
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Description: Only as traces in 2 samples.
Reference: Wilkinson, W.H., Jr., et al (1983), Ramsdellite from the Mistake Mine, Min.Rec.: 14: 333-335.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Pyrolusite ?4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Ramsdellite4.DB.15aMn4+O2
Romanèchite4.DK.10(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Pyrolusite ?4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Ramsdellite4.4.7.1Mn4+O2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Romanèchite7.9.2.1(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O RamsdelliteMn4+O2
O Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
O CalciteCaCO3
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn RamsdelliteMn4+O2
Mn Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
BaBarium
Ba Romanèchite(Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Tortonian - Bartonian
7.246 - 41.3 Ma



ID: 2864598
Middle Miocene to Oligocene volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (7.246 - 41.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Peach Springs Tuff; Apache Leap Tuff

Description: Lava, tuff, fine-grained intrusive rock, and diverse pyroclastic rocks. These compositionally variable volcanic rocks include basalt, andesite, dacite, and rhyolite. Thick felsic volcanic sequences form prominent cliffs and range fronts in the Black (Mohave County), Superstition, Kofa, Eagletail, Galiuro, and Chiricahua Mountains. This unit includes regionally extensive ash-flow tuffs, such as the Peach Springs tuff of northwestern Arizona and the Apache Leap tuff east of Phoenix. Most volcanic rocks are 20-30 Ma in southeastern Arizona and 15 to 25 Ma in central and western Arizona, but this unit includes some late Eocene rocks near the New Mexico border in east-central Arizona. (11-38 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{basalt,andesite,dacite}, Minor:{rhyolite}

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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