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Dumortierite occurrence [1], Quartzsite, La Paz Co., Arizona, USAi
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Dumortierite occurrence [1]Occurrence
Quartzsite- not defined -
La Paz Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° North , 114° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~12km
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An occurrence about 3 miles S to SW of Quartzsite, in the eastern Dome Rock Mountains.

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Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210, 273; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; Reynolds, S.J., et al (1988), Geologic setting of mesozoic and Cenozoic metamorphism in AZ, in W.G. Ernst (editor), Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. Ruby volume No. 7. Prentice Hall, New York: 466-501.
Dumortierite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Description: Rich masses in quartzite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210, 273; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; Reynolds, S.J., et al (1988), Geologic setting of mesozoic and Cenozoic metamorphism in AZ, in W.G. Ernst (editor), Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. Ruby volume No. 7. Prentice Hall, New York: 466-501.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210, 270, 273; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; Reynolds, S.J., et al (1988), Geologic setting of mesozoic and Cenozoic metamorphism in AZ, in W.G. Ernst (editor), Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. Ruby volume No. 7. Prentice Hall, New York: 466-501.
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210, 273; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; Reynolds, S.J., et al (1988), Geologic setting of mesozoic and Cenozoic metamorphism in AZ, in W.G. Ernst (editor), Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. Ruby volume No. 7. Prentice Hall, New York: 466-501.
Manandonite
Formula: Li2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
Habit: Minute tabs
Description: traced back the reference to material collected by Sid Williams, Dick Bideaux and and Dick Thomssen circa 1960, apparently identified by optical methods only. Samples of that material were housed at the University of Arizona and were recently X-rayed by Bob Downs and found to be muscovite. Minute tabs in quartzite with kyanite, etc.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 287; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210, 273, 345; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; Reynolds, S.J., et al (1988), Geologic setting of mesozoic and Cenozoic metamorphism in AZ, in W.G. Ernst (editor), Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. Ruby volume No. 7. Prentice Hall, New York: 466-501; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 109.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Description: Small grains scattered throughout Precambrian schist & as well-formed crystals in fractures in quartz veins; also in kyanite-rich rocks.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 359; Wilson, E.D. (1929), An occurrence of dumortierite near Quartzsite, AZ, Am.Min.: 14: 373-381.
Sapphirine
Formula: Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Description: Tentatively identified via optical means.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 361; Wilson, E.D. (1929), An occurrence of dumortierite near Quartzsite, AZ, Am.Min.: 14: 373-381.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 210, 371; Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of AZ, AZ Geol. Soc. Digest: 3: 53-56; Reynolds, S.J., et al (1988), Geologic setting of mesozoic and Cenozoic metamorphism in AZ, in W.G. Ernst (editor), Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. Ruby volume No. 7. Prentice Hall, New York: 466-501.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Lazulite8.BB.40MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Dumortierite9.AJ.10(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Manandonite ?9.ED.15Li2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Sapphirine9.DH.45Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Dumortierite54.1.2.1(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Sapphirine69.2.1b.1Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Manandonite ?71.1.2c.6Li2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
LiLithium
Li ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
BBoron
B Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
B ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
OOxygen
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O RutileTiO2
O SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
MgMagnesium
Mg LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Mg SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
AlAluminium
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Al ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Dumortierite(Al,Fe3+)7(SiO4)3(BO3)O3
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Si ManandoniteLi2Al4(Si2AlB)O10(OH)8
PPhosphorus
P LazuliteMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2

References

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Wilson, E.D. (1929), An occurrence of dumortierite near Quartzsite, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 14: 373-381.
Wilson, E.D. (1933), Geology and mineral deposits of southern Yuma County, Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 134.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 98, 102, 109.
Bideaux, R.A., et al (1960), Some new occurrences of minerals of Arizona, Arizona Geological Society Digest: 3: 53-56.
Duke, A. (1960), Arizona gem fields, 2nd. edition, Southwest Printers, Yuma, AZ.
Reynolds, S.J., et al (1988), Geologic setting of Mesozoic and Cenozoic metamorphism in Arizona, in W.G. Ernst (editor), Metamorphism and crustal evolution of the western United States. Ruby volume No. 7. Prentice Hall, New York: 466-501.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 110, 210, 270, 273, 287, 345, 359, 361, 371.


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