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Oracle Ridge Mine (Marble Peak; Control Copper property), Oracle Mining District (Control Mining District; Old Hat Mining District; Santa Catalina Mining District), Pima Co., Arizona, USAi
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Oracle Ridge Mine (Marble Peak; Control Copper property)Mine
Oracle Mining District (Control Mining District; Old Hat Mining District; Santa Catalina Mining District)Mining District
Pima Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 30' 16'' North , 110° 44' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oracle3,686 (2011)12.1km
Saddle Brooke9,614 (2017)12.5km
San Manuel3,551 (2011)15.0km
Catalina7,569 (2011)16.5km
Oro Valley43,565 (2017)24.3km


A former underground Cu-Ag-Au-Fe mine/occurrence near Marble Peak, stradling the ridge line between Pima and Pinal Counties. Discovered 1900. First produced 1937.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Occurs in contact deposits with garnet & epidote.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 166; Dale, et al (1960); Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 19.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Habit: Splendid in places.
Description: Occurs in contact-metamorphic copper deposits
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 166, 215; Dale, et al (1960); Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 19; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 100.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 166; Dale, et al (1960); Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 19.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 363; Dale, et al (1960).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 19.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 100.
Dale, V.B., Stewart, L.A., and McKinney, W.A. (1960), Tungsten deposits of Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties., Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 5650.
Braun, E.R. (1969) Geology and ore deposits of the Marble Peak area, Santa Catalina Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 79 p.
Engineering and Mining Journal (1972): June, 1974: 212.
Lehner, R.E. (1973) Field Engineers Report on Control Mine, Arizona Department of Mineral Resources.
New Mexico Pay Dirt (1979) May, 1979: 56.
Arizona Pay Dirt (1980) Oracle Ridge Feasibility Studies are Resuming: April, 1980: 24.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 118, 166, 215, 363.
The Mining Record (1995), Santa Catalina Upgrades Ore Reserves at Oracle Ridge Mine January 29, 1995: 5.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10283348, MRDS ID #M050644, MAS ID #0040190035.

USGS MRDS Record:10283348

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