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Santa Rita Mts, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° North , 110° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~12km
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America


‡Ref.: Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 582.

Schrader, F.C. (1917), The geologic distribution and genesis of the metals in the Santa Rita-Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, Economic Geology: 12: 237-269.

Stauffer, C.B. (1928) Devonian of the Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 39: 429-433.

Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 60, 97.

Drewes, H.D. (1966) Road log for southern Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz and Pima Counties, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report [unnumbered], 6 p.

Heatwole, D.A. (1966) Geology of the Box Canyon area, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 70 p.

Drewes, H.D. (1967) A geochemical anomaly of base metals and silver in the southern Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, in Geological Survey research 1967: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 575-D, p. D176-D182.

Drewes, H.D., and Finnell, T.L. (1968) Mesozoic stratigraphy and Laramide tectonics of part of the Santa Rita and Empire Mountains, southeast of Tucson, Arizona, Field Trip II, in Titley, S.R., ed., Southern Arizona Guidebook III: Arizona Geological Society, p. 315-324.

Drewes, H.D. (1968) New and revised stratigraphic names in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1274-C, 15 p.

Drewes, H.D. (1969) The Laramide orogeny of Arizona southeast of Tucson [abs.], in Abstracts for 1968: Geological Society of America Special Paper 121, p. 501-502.

Drewes, H.D. (1971) Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Santa Rita Mountains, southeast of Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 658-C, 81 p.

Drewes, H.D. (1971) Geologic map of the Mount Wrightson quadrangle, southeast of Tucson, Santa Cruz and Pima Counties, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-614, 1 sheet, scale 1:48,000.

Drewes, H.D. (1972) Cenozoic rocks of the Santa Rita Mountains, southeast of Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 746, 66 p.

Drewes, H.D. (1972) Structural geology of the Santa Rita Mountains, southeast of Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 748, 35 p., scale 1:12,000, 4 sheets.

Drewes, H.D. (1973) Geochemical reconnaissance of the Santa Rita Mountains, southeast of Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1365, 67 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

Van Fleet, J.M. (1973) Geomorphology of the Box Canyon drainage basin, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 47 p.

Drewes, H.D. (1976) Plutonic rocks of the Santa Rita Mountains, southeast of Tucson, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 915, 75 p.

Hennessy, J.A. (1976) A reinterpretation of the nature of the Precambrian-Paleozoic contact in the northern Santa Rita Mountains [abs.], in Geoscience Daze Colloquium, Fourth annual, Tucson, Ariz., March 24-25-26, 1976 [Abstracts and Program]: Tucson, University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, p. 14.

Drewes, Harald (1979) Preliminary tectonic map of southeast Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-0775, 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000.

Inman, K.F. (1982) Depositional environments and sandstone petrography of Upper Cretaceous sedimentary rocks, Adobe Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, southeast Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 41 p.

Mertz, August, III (1985) Mountain-front recharge to the Tucson Basin from the Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 122 p., 2 sheets.

Beatty, B. (1987) Correlation of some mid-Mesozoic redbeds and quartz sandstones in the Santa Rita Mountains, Mustang Mountains, and Canelo Hills, southeastern Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. prepublication manuscript, 30 p. [available for inspection at Arizona Geological Survey, 416 W. Congress, Suite 100, Tucson, Ariz.].

Inman, K.F. (1987) Depositional environments and sandstone petrography of Cretaceous sedimentary rocks, Adobe Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, southeastern Arizona, in Dickinson, W.R., and Klute, M.A., eds., Mesozoic rocks of southern Arizona and adjacent areas: Arizona Geological Society Digest: 18: 301-314.

Pearthree, P.A., and Calvo, S.S. (1987) The Santa Rita fault zone: Evidence for large magnitude earthquakes with very long recurrence intervals in the Basin and Range province of southeastern Arizona: Seismological Society of America, Bulletin: 77(1): 97-116.

Trapp, R.A. (1987) Geochemistry of the Laramide igneous suite of the Santa Rita and Empire Mountains, southeastern Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 95 p.

Asmerom, Yemane, Zartman, R.E., Damon, P.E., and Shafiqullah, M. (1988) U-Th-Pb zircon ages from Santa Rita Mtns., SE Arizona: Implications for timing of early Mesozoic magmatism [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 20(3): 140.

Asmerom, Yemane, Zartman, R.E., Damon, P.E., and Shafiqullah, M. (1990) Zircon U-Th-Pb and whole-rock Rb-Sr age patterns of lower Mesozoic igneous rocks in the Santa Rita Mountains, southeast Arizona: Implications for Mesozoic magmatism and tectonics in the southern Cordillera: Geological Society of America Bulletin: 102(7): 961-968.

Hagstrum, J.T. (1994) Remagnetization of Jurassic volcanic rocks in the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona: Implications for North American polar wander: Journal of Geophysical Research: 99(B8): 15,103-15,113.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 215, 235, 242, 341, 378, 431.

Hagmann, Mary (2001) Gravity and magnetic surveys over the Santa Rita fault system, southeastern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-0503 [available only online: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of01-503].

Gettings, M.E. (2002) An interpretation of the 1996 aeromagnetic data for the Santa Cruz basin, Tumacacori Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, and Patagonia Mountains, south-central Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-0099 [available only online: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/open-file/of02-99/].

Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Alum Group'

Alunite

Anglesite

Aragonite

var: Flos Ferri

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Autunite

Azurite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Bornite

Bournonite

Bromargyrite

Calcite

var: Limestone Onyx

Cerussite

var: Argentiferous Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chenevixite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

Clinoclase

Copper

Coronadite

Covellite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

'Delessite'

Descloizite

Diaboleite

Dyscrasite

Epidote

Ferro-hornblende

Fluorite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Garnet'

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Gypsum

Hausmannite

Hedyphane

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

'Hornblende'

Jarosite

Kaolinite

Kasolite

'Limonite'

Magnetite

Malachite

Manganite

Marcasite

Melanterite

var: Cuprian Melanterite

Metatorbernite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

Mottramite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase

'Petrified Wood'

Pharmacosiderite

Plattnerite

Polybasite

Prehnite

Proustite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rosasite

Schorl

Siderite

Silver

Smithsonite

var: Dry Bone Ore

Sphalerite

Stromeyerite

Sulphur

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Thomsonite-Ca

Tschermakite

Uraninite

Uranophane

Vanadinite

'Wad'

Willemite

Wulfenite

Zircon


87 valid minerals.

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