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Minnesota-Connor Mine (Minnesota-Conner Mine; Pluto Mine), Chloride, Chloride District, Wallapai District, Cerbat Mts (Cerbat Range), Mohave Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 24' 12'' North , 114° 10' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.40333,-114.17445
GeoHash:G#: 9qqc3uuxq
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


‡Ref.: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 120, 335; Dings, M.G. (1951), The Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mts, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bull. 978-E; Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mts & Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave Co., AZ, USGS Bull. 397: 69-71; Willis, C. (1920), AZ Mining Jour., Aug 1920: 13; Dings, M.G. (1951), The Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mts, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bull. 978-E: 147; MRDS files #10027826 & 10234868; Bastin, E.S. (1925), Origin of certain rich silver ores near Chloride and Kingman, AZ, USGS Bull. 750-B: 17-39; Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 22, 50; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153, Minerals of AZ: 24, 27; AZ Dept. Min. Resources (ADMR) Mohave card file; AZ Dept. Min. Resources (ADMR) Mohave Custom Mill proj. card file; .

A former underground Ag-Au-Pb-Zn-Cu-As-Mo mine discovered in 1885. Operated 1901 through 1948.

Mineralization is a vein deposit. Precambrian schistosity strikes N30ºE. Veins, fissures and dikes strike NW to NNW regionally.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 120; Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mts & Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave Co., AZ, USGS Bull. 397; Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 22; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153, Minerals of AZ: 24.; Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MRDS file #10027826.; Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: MRDS file #10027826.; Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: MRDS file #10027826.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: MRDS file #10027826.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 335; Bastin, E.S. (1925), Origin of certain rich silver ores near Chloride and Kingman, AZ, USGS Bull. 750-B: 17-39; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153, Minerals of AZ: 27.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 50.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MRDS file #10027826.; Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Proustite'2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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]

Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 2863211
Early Proterozoic granitic rocks

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Description: Wide variety of granitic rocks, including granite, granodiorite, tonalite, quartz diorite, diorite, and gabbro. These rocks commonly are characterized by steep, northeast-striking foliation. (1600-1800 Ma)

Comments: ~ 1.6 - 1.8 Ga 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:{granite,granodiorite,tonalite}, Minor:{quartz diorite,diorite,gabbro}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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