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Christmas open pit, Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude: 33° North , 110° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~102km
Locality type:Pit


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Christmas Mine, Gila Co, Arizona, USA
Christmas Mine, Gila County, Arizona

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Colour: Golden brown to brown
Fluorescence: None
Reference: Chester S. Lemanski, Jr.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: R. D.
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Habit: Prismatic, individuals to hemispherical aggregates.
Colour: Emerald-green
Fluorescence: None
Reference: Chester S. Lemanski, Jr.
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 264; Williams, S.A. (1976), Junitoite, a new hydrated calcium zinc silicate from Christmas, AZ, Am.Min.: 61: 1255-1258.
Gilalite
Formula: Cu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Junitoite
Formula: CaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
Habit: Platy crystals to 5 mm diameter
Colour: Colorless
Description: In tactite ores; typically associated with smectite in rings around nuggets of unaltered sphalerite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 264; Williams, S.A. (1976), Junitoite, a new hydrated calcium zinc silicate from Christmas, AZ, Am.Min.: 61: 1255-1258.
Kinoite
Formula: Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 264, 268; Williams, S.A. (1976), Junitoite, a new hydrated calcium zinc silicate from Christmas, AZ, Am.Min.: 61: 1255-1258.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Colour: Pink
Description: As rings around nuggets of unaltered sphalerite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 264; Williams, S.A. (1976), Junitoite, a new hydrated calcium zinc silicate from Christmas, AZ, Am.Min.: 61: 1255-1258.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 264; Williams, S.A. (1976), Junitoite, a new hydrated calcium zinc silicate from Christmas, AZ, Am.Min.: 61: 1255-1258.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart
Stringhamite
Formula: CaCu(SiO4) · H2O
Habit: Minute
Colour: Lavender (cornflower blue)
Description: In tactite ores with kinoite and fluorapophyllite; invariably forms only on fractures in retrogressively altered tactites formerly rich in wollastonite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 384-385.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Andradite'9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Dioptase'9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
'Fluorapophyllite-(K)'9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
'Gilalite'9.HE.05Cu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
'Grossular'9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
'Junitoite'9.BD.15CaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
'Kinoite'9.BH.10Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Stringhamite9.AE.35CaCu(SiO4) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Stilbite subgroup-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Junitoite56.2.1.1CaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
Group 57 - SOROSILICATES Si3O10 Groups and Larger Noncyclic Groups
Insular Si3O10 and Larger Noncyclic Groups with [Si3O10] groups
Kinoite57.1.2.1Ca2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 78 - Unclassified Silicates
Miscellaneous
Stringhamite78.1.9.1CaCu(SiO4) · H2O
Gilalite78.4.4.1Cu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
H JunitoiteCaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
H KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H StringhamiteCaCu(SiO4) · H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O JunitoiteCaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
O KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O StringhamiteCaCu(SiO4) · H2O
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si JunitoiteCaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
Si KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Si StringhamiteCaCu(SiO4) · H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca JunitoiteCaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
Ca KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Ca StringhamiteCaCu(SiO4) · H2O
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu GilaliteCu5Si6O17 · 7H2O
Cu KinoiteCa2Cu2(H2O)2[Si3O10]
Cu StringhamiteCaCu(SiO4) · H2O
ZnZinc
Zn JunitoiteCaZn2Si2O7 · H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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Williams, S.A. (1976), Junitoite, a new hydrated calcium zinc silicate from Christmas, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 61: 1255-1258.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 264, 268, 384-385.


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