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Union Pass Mining District (Katherine Mining District), Oatman Mining District, Black Mts, Mohave Co., Arizona, USAi
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Union Pass Mining District (Katherine Mining District)Mining District
Oatman Mining DistrictMining District
Black MtsMountain Range
Mohave Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° North , 114° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~17km
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This pass in the Black Mountains lies some 12 miles NNW of Oatman and extends from Union Pass westward to the Colorado River.

Principal veins occur within an eastward trending belt generally less than 2 miles wide.

Production was probably $3,000,000 (85% Au, remainder from Ag)(period values).

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10 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 103-104.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Description: Occurs in granite in proximity of the vein.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 103-104.
'K Feldspar'
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Description: N. side of the pass in tuff & lapilli tuff, Golden Deer volcanics.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 306; Sheppard, R.A. (1969), Zeolites, in Mineral and water resources of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 180: 464-467.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Description: Tiny specks of fire opal under a power line.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 87.
Opal var: Fire Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Description: Tiny specks of fire opal under a power line.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 87.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Colour: Creamy-white to light brown.
Description: Banded and vuggy.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 107.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 377; Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave Co., AZ, USGS Bull. 397; Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore deposits of the Wallapai district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 44:663-705; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), AZ zinc & lead deposits, Part I, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 156; Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 56.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Fire Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

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
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Opal
var: Fire Opal
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Opal (var: Fire Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397.
University of Arizona Bulletin 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 56.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 137: 101.
Gardner, E.D. (1936), Gold Mining & Milling in the Black Mountains, western Mohave County, Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6901.
Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore deposits of the Wallapai district, Arizona, Economic Geology: 44: 663-705.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc & lead deposits, Part I, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 156.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 235, 377.

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