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Goodman Wash (Goodman Arroyo), La Paz placers, La Paz Mining District (Weaver Mining District), Dome Rock Mountains, La Paz Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Goodman Wash (Goodman Arroyo)Wash
La Paz placersGroup of Placers
La Paz Mining District (Weaver Mining District)Mining District
Dome Rock MountainsMountain Range
La Paz Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 40' North , 114° 27' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Ehrenberg1,470 (2011)9.8km
Blythe19,208 (2017)14.9km
Quartzsite3,626 (2017)20.4km
La Paz Valley699 (2011)21.7km
Ripley692 (2011)24.7km

‡Ref.: Jones, Jr., E.L. (1915), Gold Deposits near Quartzsite, Arizona, in Contributions to Economic Geology by F.L. Ransome & H.S. Gale, USGS Bull. 620: Plate IV, 45-57.

Wilson, E.D. (1927), Arizona Gold Placers, 2nd. ed., revised, University of Arizona Bull. No. 124: 12-18.

Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 135 (1933), Arizona Gold Placers & Placering: 27.

In Goodman Wash, below Goodman tank, a deposit of calcareous tufa several feet thick exists. The ground stands sufficiently well to permit the sinking of shafts without the use of timber. The gold is distributed trhoughout the wash, with the richest yield near the bedrock. Magnetite is always found in the concentrates, and boulders of magnetite, the largest weighing several pounds, are frequently found on the surface.

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2 valid minerals.

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Formula: Au
Description: Placer gold.
Reference: Wilson, E.D. (1927), AZ Go,ld Placers, 2nd. ed., revised, Univ. of AZ Bull. No. 124: 12-18; AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 135 (1933), AZ Gold Placers & Placering: 27; Jones, Jr., E.L. (1915), Gold Deposits near Quartzsite, Arizona, in Contributions to Economic Geology by F.L. Ransome & H.S. Gale, USGS Bull. 620: 50-51.
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Jones, Jr., E.L. (1915), Gold Deposits near Quartzsite, Arizona, in Contributions to Economic Geology by F.L. Ransome & H.S. Gale, USGS Bull. 620: 51-52.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

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Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group

List of minerals for each chemical element

O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Au GoldAu

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