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Miami Mine, Miami-Inspiration deposit, Miami, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 24' 25'' North , 110° 53' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.40721,-110.88580
GeoHash:G#: 9tcnh9x7j
Owned/operated by:Freeport-McMoRan (100%)
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


A Cu mine located in the SW¼ sec. 19, T1N, R15E (Globe 7.5 minute topo map). This mine is on the eastern portion of the Miami-Inspiration deposit.

Mineralization includes secondary copper minerals.

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Sonoran Desert, North America

Desert - 1,138 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Description: Occurs replacing galena.
Reference: Legge, J.A., Jr. (1939), Paragenesis of the ore minerals of the Miami Mine, AZ, Univ. AZ unpublished M.S. thesis.
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Description: Occurs in veins cutting chalcopyrite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 103, 213, 390; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 71; Legge, J.A., Jr. (1939), Paragenesis of the ore minerals of the Miami Mine, AZ, Univ. AZ M.S. thesis.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: https://www.fcx.com/operations/north-america#miami_link
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 28.; https://www.fcx.com/operations/north-america#miami_link
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Occurs in the proto-ore.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 103, 165; Legge, J.A., Jr. (1939), Paragenesis of the ore minerals of the Miami Mine, AZ, Univ. AZ M.S. thesis; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 29; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 19.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: https://www.fcx.com/operations/north-america#miami_link
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: https://www.fcx.com/operations/north-america#miami_link
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Description: Occurs in veins cutting chalcopyrite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 103, 213, 390; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 71; Legge, J.A., Jr. (1939), Paragenesis of the ore minerals of the Miami Mine, AZ, Univ. AZ M.S. thesis;
Galena
Formula: PbS
Description: Occurs altering to acanthite.
Reference: Legge, J.A., Jr. (1939), Paragenesis of the ore minerals of the Miami Mine, AZ, Univ. AZ unpublished M.S. thesis.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 257; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
'Hydromuscovite'
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 314; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 257, 266, 314; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: https://www.fcx.com/operations/north-america#miami_link
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: Occurs in the Miami orebody associated with other clay & alteration minerals as a product of hydrothermal alteration of granite porphyry and schist.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 257; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Description: Occurs in the Miami orebody associated with other clay & alteration minerals as a product of hydrothermal alteration of granite porphyry and schist.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 257; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 257, 309, 314; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Description: Abundant as pseudomorphs after plagioclase phenocrysts.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 314; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
'Porphyry'
Reference: https://www.fcx.com/operations/north-america#miami_link
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 341; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Description: Occurs in the orebody as a product of hydrothermal alteration of granite porphyry & near the orebody in schist.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 358; Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Econ.Geol.: 42: 319-352; Schwartz, G.M. (1958), Alteration of biotite under mesothermal conditions, Econ.Geol.: 53: 164-177.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Description: Occurs in veins cutting chalcopyrite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 103, 213, 390; Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 71; Legge, J.A., Jr. (1939), Paragenesis of the ore minerals of the Miami Mine, AZ, Univ. AZ M.S. thesis;

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Aikinite'2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Enargite'2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hydromuscovite'-
Porphyry-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hydromuscovite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Porphyry'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
PbLead
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 2863237
Early Proterozoic metasedimentary rocks

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pinal Schist; Yavapai Supergroup; Tonto Basin Supergroup; Vishnu Schist

Description: Metasedimentary rocks, mostly derived from sandstone and shale, with minor conglomerate and carbonate rock. Includes quartz-rich, mostly nonvolcanic Pinal Schist in southeastern Arizona and variably volcanic-lithic sedimentary rocks in the Yavapai and Tonto Basin supergroups in central Arizona. (1600-1800 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{metasedimentary,schist}, Minor:{conglomerate,carbonate,sedimentary}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Scottsdale, AZ: 63.
University of Arizona Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 28, 29.
Legge, J.A., Jr. (1939), Paragenesis of the ore minerals of the Miami Mine, AZ, Univ. AZ unpublished M.S. thesis;
Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 19.
Schwartz, G.M. (1947), Hydrothermal alteration in the 'porphyry copper' deposits, Economic Geology: 42: 319-352.
Schwartz, G.M. (1958), Alteration of biotite under mesothermal conditions, Economic Geology: 53: 164-177.
Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USGS PP 342: 71.
Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 7 (Table 1).
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 103, 165, 213, 257, 266, 309, 314, 341, 358, 390.


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