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Castle Dome District, Castle Dome Mts, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 55' 50'' North , 114° 9' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.93056,-114.16556
GeoHash:G#: 9myg64g4m
Locality type:Mining District
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The History of Arizona, 2nd. legislature, Arizona, Chapter XV - Formation of Mining Districts: 299-302 (original page numbers, as posted online by the University of Arizona, Southwest Library). Grammar and spelling not corrected:

At a meeting held at La Paz on the 8th. day of December 1862 by persons claiming interests in mineral veins near the Castle Dome range of mts Col Snively was requested to act as chairman and H. Ehrenberg as Secretary of the meeting and the following resolutions were adopted.

That the District wherein said veins are situated be called the Castle Dome District and be bounded as follows: Beginning at the peak known as Castle Dom-Thence 10 miles South-Thence East 10 miles-Thence north 10 miles-Thence West 10 miles to the starting point.

2 That a mining claim in this District shall be 100 yards along said vein including all the angle spurrs &c belonging thereto-

3 That the Discoverer or Discoverers of a vein shall be entitled to 100 yds extra on each & ever vein discovered by him or them.

4. That in taking possession of claims the shall be clearly defined by conspicuous stakes or monmts of rock with the names of persons claiming.

5. That 100 yards on each side of the vein where not conflicting with prior rights shall be considered part of the claim, and shall belong to the same, with any and every substance or thing found within these bounds on or below the surface.

6. That all claims shall be recorded within 10 days after claiming them-

7. That all claims thus recorded shall be properly described in their boundaries, and their relative position, as bearing and distances (where practicable) to any natural or artificial object stated.

8. That in consideration of the want of mining implements and materials in this section at present, the time for commencing operations on the claims is fixed to 15 March 1863.

9. That on and after that date all claims located shall be worked within 30 days.

10. That all claims shall be worked in good faith for at least 4 days in each month.

11. That companies holding various claims on the same vein shall not be obliged to work all of them severaly, but that the working of any one of their claims in accordance with article 10 shall be sufficient evidence of good faith and ownership of the parties claiming.

No claims shall be considered abandoned or forfeited for suspension of work for want of water or on account of war with Indians or any other unavoidable circumstances or obstacle.

13. A Recorder shall be elected for the District who shall record the different claims, as presented in a book kept for that purpose and he shall give certified copies thereof-

14. The fee of recording shall be One Dollar for each claim, and no records of claims shall be made unless a specimen of the ore, coming from said claim shall accompany the statement to be recorded, which specimen shall be properly marked and preserved by the Recorder to serve as evidence in case of dispute hereafter.

15. The Recorder to be elected hereafter shall for the present keep his office in the town of La Paz Arizona-

16. Herman Ehrenberg is hereby chosen Recorder for Castle Dom District.

17. Any five miners holding claims in this District shall have a right to call a general meeting of the miners interested in claims there, for the purpose of revising the mining laws, the election of Recorder or for any purpose referring to the general interest of the District.

18. Any such meeting as mentioned in article 17 shall only be considered legal by having 2 notices thereof posted within the bounds of said district, and one at the Recorders office for at least 14 days previously.

J. Snively, Chairman.

H. Ehrenberg, Secretary.

....and thus was born a formal Arizona mining district! Watch for the Indians!!

This district was discovered in 1863 by Geologist Professor Blake. Mining activities didn't start until 1869 due to the Indians. Activities were stopped for a while and resumed in 1890, being reopened by Messrs. Gondolfo & Sanguinetti of Yuma.

The district is a Pb-Ag-F-Ba-Mn-Zn-Cu-Au-V-Mo (Be-Sb-Se-As-U) mining district located about 20 miles North of Yuma in the Castle Dome and Middle Mountains, with its center about 2½ to 5½ miles SW of Castle Dome Peak. (T.4S.-, R.17W.-; T.6S., R.20W.).

The productive veins of this district occur near the outward margin of the pediment, and the outcrops of the widest ones are confined mainly to the suballuvial bench of this pediment. The veins occupy steeply-dipping fault zones that cut both the shale and the diorite porphyry dikes. Although well represented within both of these rocks, the oreshoots are generally best where diorite porphyry forms one or both of the vein walls. In general, the principal veins strike from NNW to NW and dip steeply.

Mineralization is varied: (1) Tabular, lensing, and irregular masses of argentiferous galena, superficially altered to anglesite, cerussite, and lead oxides, in often banded gangue of crystalline fluorite, calcite, barite, and minor quartz, in numerous NW- to N-striking, steeply-dipping, lensing veins along fault zones, fractures and dike contacts, in metamorphosed Mesozoic shale, impure limestone, and sandy beds, intruded by a dense swarm of diorite dikes and slightly later quartz porphyry intrusive dikes and irregular masses. Locally, some hydrozincite, smithsonite, wulfenite, vanadinite, and mimetite in vugs and solution channels. Wall rocks are altered to quartz, calcite, and sericite with some chloritization of shale with disseminated pyrite; (2) Gold and silver values, in irregular quartz veins, with local crystalline calcite, manganiferous calcite, and manganese oxides, in strongly brecciated shear zones in Cretaceous andesite and rhyolite flows and tuff, near contact with Laramide granitic intrusive or in the intrusive; (3) Spotty chalcocite, copper carbonates, and minor lead and zinc mineralization along fracture zones in Mesozoic shale, limestone and arkose; (4) Discontinuous, lenticular bodies of manganese oxides in shear veins in Cretaceous or Tertiary andesitic volcanics; and, (5) Gold placers in dry washes below Big Eye and associated vein deposits.

This is one of the oldest and most productive mining districts in Yuma CountyProduction is estimated at 10,697 tons of lead plus 498,000 ounces of silver, 2,000 oz. of gold, 38 tons of zinc, and 36 tons of copper. Additionally, some 3,300 tons of lump and gravel fluorspar and about 400 long tons of manganese oxides have been reported as shipped (to 1974). Placer gold production, mostly prior to 1900, is estimated as more than 7,000 oz.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 112-113; Foshag, W.F. (1919), Famous mineral localities: Yuma Co., AZ, Am.Min.: 4: 149-150; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 134: 82-83, 85-87; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 58.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 49, 53
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 224.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Nevius, J.N. (1912) The Castle Dome lead district, Arizona: Mining and Scientific Press: 104: 854-855.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
'Chert'
'Chlorite Group'
Localities:
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Copper Stain'
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 201; Foshag, W.F. (1919), Famous mineral localities: Yuma Co., AZ, Am.Min.: 4: 149-150; Guild, F.N. (1910), The mineralogy of AZ, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 224; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 134: 82-87; Ladoo, R.B. (1923), Fluorspar mining in the western states, US Bur. of Mines Rept. Inv. 2480; Batty, J.V., et al (1947), Concentration of fluorite ores from AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV and WY, US Bur. of Mines Rept. Inv. 4133; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 44.; Nevius, J.N. (1912) The Castle Dome lead district, Arizona: Mining and Scientific Press: 104: 854-855.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 224.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 242; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 134: 82-87.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 134: 82-87;
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Manganoan Calcite'
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118;
Mimetite var: Vanadian Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Localities:
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 44.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 344.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Brauer, O. L. (1964) The Castle Dome Fire Agate Field: Lapidary Journal, v. 18, no. 4, p. 460-462
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Brauer, O. L. (1964) The Castle Dome Fire Agate Field: Lapidary Journal, v. 18, no. 4, p. 460-462
Quartz var: Fire Agate
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Brauer, O. L. (1964) The Castle Dome Fire Agate Field: Lapidary Journal, v. 18, no. 4, p. 460-462
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118;
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 49, 53, 73; Min.Rec. : 19:331.
Vanadinite var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Witherite
Formula: BaCO3
Reference: Nevius, J.N. (1912) The Castle Dome lead district, Arizona: Mining and Scientific Press: 104: 854-855.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118;

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Fire Agate4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Witherite5.AB.15BaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
var: Vanadian Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chert-
Chlorite Group-
Copper Stain-
K Feldspar-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Manganoan Calcite-(Ca,Mn)CO3
Psilomelane-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
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)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Witherite14.1.3.2BaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
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
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chert'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Copper Stain'-
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganoan Calcite'-(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mimetite
var: Vanadian Mimetite
-Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Psilomelane'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
var: Fire Agate-SiO2
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C WitheriteBaCO3
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O Quartz (var: Fire Agate)SiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
O MassicotPbO
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O MiniumPb3O4
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O WitheriteBaCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Fire Agate)SiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
VVanadium
V Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
MnManganese
Mn Manganoan Calcite(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba WitheriteBaCO3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MassicotPbO
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb MiniumPb3O4
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

References

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Blake, W.P. (1880).
Blake, William P. (1881a), Vanadinite in Arizona, American Journal of Science: 22: 235.
Blake, William P. (1881b), On the occurrence of vanadates of lead at the Castle Dome mines in Arizona, American Journal of Science: 22: 410-411.
The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Scottsdale, AZ: 72.
Guild, F.N. (1910), The mineralogy of Arizona, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA.
Nevius, J.N. (1912) The Castle Dome lead district, Arizona: Mining and Scientific Press: 104: 854-855.
Foshag, W.F. (1919), Famous mineral localities: Yuma County, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 4: 149-150.
Allen, M.A. & G.M. Butler (1921b), Fluorspar, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 114.
Ladoo, R.B. (1923), Fluorspar mining in the western states, US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 2480.
Thompson, A.P. (1925), The Castle Dome lead district of Yuma County, Arizona. Mining Journal: 9(4): 5-6, 48-49.
Thompson (1925), Arizona Mining Journal, Nov 1925: 9(12): 7.
Wilson, E.D. (1933) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County, Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 134: 82-83, 85-87.
Burchard, E.F. (1934) Fluorspar deposits in western United States (with discussion), in Metal mining and nonmetallic minerals, 1934: American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Transactions: 109: 370-396.
Holt, E.B. (1942) New production from Castle Dome district: Mining Journal: 26(7): 4-5.
Batty, J.V., et al (1947), Concentration of fluorite ores from Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming, US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4133.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Castle Dome district, Chap. X, in Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bul l. 158: 98-106.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 28, 44, 49, 53, 58, 73.
Stewart, L.A. & A.J. Pfister (1960), Barite deposits of Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 5651.
USGS & Arizona Bureau of Mines, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (1969), Mineral and Water Resources of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 180 (USGS Bull.871): 200, 354.
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: 116-117 (Table 4).
Gutmann, J.T. (1981) Geological framework and hot dry rock geothermal potential of the Castle Dome area, Yuma County, Arizona: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Report LA-8723-HDR, 23 p.
Mineralogical Record: 19: 331.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 112-113, 118, 201, 224, 242, 344.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

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