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White Mesa Cu occurrences, White Mesa, White Mesa Mining District, Coconino Co., Arizona, USAi
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White Mesa Cu occurrencesMesa
White MesaMesa
White Mesa Mining DistrictMining District
Coconino Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 37' 40'' North , 111° 22' 15'' West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~0km
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Cu occurrence(s) located on/near White Mesa.

Mineralization is in the White Mesa Sandstone deposits. Copper carbonates and chalcocite impregnations in cross-bedded, white, Jurassic sandstones.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Colorado Plateau, USAPlateau
Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, USAReservation
Hopi-Navajo Indian Reservations, Colorado Plateau, Apache; Navajo and San Juan Cos., Arizona & Utah, USA

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Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Tenney, J.B. (1928), The mineral industries of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 125: 76.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Description: Occurs in sandstone.
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 29.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
OOxygen
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S

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University of Arizona Bulletin 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 29.
Tenney, J.B. (1928), The mineral industries of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 125: 76.


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