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Holbrook Mining District, Navajo Co., Arizona, USAi
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35° North , 110° West (est.)
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~208km
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21 valid minerals.

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'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Mason, B. & Wiik, H. B. (1960) The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages. ; Mason, B. & Wiik, H. B. (1960) The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Description: Occurs in schist.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 293.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Merrill, G.P. (1916) Handbook and descriptive catalogue of the meteorite collections of the United States National Museum. Smithsonian Institute Bulletin 94. Washington, DC.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Scarborough, Robert B. (1981), Radioactive occurrences and uranium production in Arizona – Final Report, Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Report for U.S. Department of Energy (Atomic Energy Commission), GJBX-143 (81) (March 1981). RME-2071: 223.
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Description: A RRE occurrence. NOTE: This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 41.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Olivine composition (Fa24.4).
Reference: Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.; Merrill, G.P. (1916) Handbook and descriptive catalogue of the meteorite collections of the United States National Museum. Smithsonian Institute Bulletin 94. Washington, DC.; Mason, B. & Wiik, H. B. (1960) The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
Groutite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Description: Occurs as needles in petrified wood.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 240.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Helium'
Formula: He
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages. ; Mason, B. & Wiik, H.B. (1960)  The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages. ; Mason, B. & Wiik, H.B. (1960)  The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Description: Occurs in schist.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 293.
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Description: Reading "Merrillite" (preferred for meteorites) for "Whitlockite" (the terrestrial analogue).
Reference: Fuchs, L.H. (1969) The Phosphate Mineralogy of Meteorites: IN: Meteoritic Research: Millman, P.M.-Ed.: pp. 683-695.D. Reidel Publishing Company: Dordrecht-Holland.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.; Merrill, G.P. (1916) Handbook and descriptive catalogue of the meteorite collections of the United States National Museum. Smithsonian Institute Bulletin 94. Washington, DC.; Mason, B. & Wiik, H. B. (1960) The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
'Petrified Wood'
'Plessite'
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: P Cristofono collection, 2008
Quartz var: Carnelian
Reference: P Cristofono collection
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: P Cristofono collection
Quartz var: Jasper
Quartz var: Riband Jasper
Reference: P Cristofono collection, 2008
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 11.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Description: X-ray diffraction powder strength of taenite lines much stronger than kamacite lines.
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages. ; Mason, B. & Wiik, H.B. (1960)  The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 345; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 11, 20.; Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G. & Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.; Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London: New York. 245 pages. ; Merrill, G.P. (1916) Handbook and descriptive catalogue of the meteorite collections of the United States National Museum. Smithsonian Institute Bulletin 94. Washington, DC.; Mason, B. & Wiik, H. B. (1960) The Holbrook, Arizona, chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 21(3-4): 276-283. (Jan 1961).
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 35.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Isocubanite2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Becquerelite4.GB.10Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Euxenite-(Y)4.DG.05(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Groutite4.FD.10Mn3+O(OH)
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Carnelian4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Riband Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Helium'-He
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Petrified Wood'-
'Plessite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Mercury1.1.7.1Hg
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AX6O19·xH2O
Becquerelite5.7.1.2Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Groutite6.1.1.3Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Euxenite-(Y)8.3.8.2(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Helium'-He
Iron-Fe
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Petrified Wood'-
'Plessite'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Carnelian-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
var: Riband Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GroutiteMn3+O(OH)
H BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HeliumHe
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O GroutiteMn3+O(OH)
O UraniniteUO2
O BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
O Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
MgMagnesium
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S CinnabarHgS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Ca Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
TiTitanium
Ti Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn GroutiteMn3+O(OH)
FeIron
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe IronFe
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
YYttrium
Y Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
NbNiobium
Nb Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
CeCerium
Ce Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
TaTantalum
Ta Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
HgMercury
Hg MercuryHg
Hg CinnabarHgS
ThThorium
Th Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U BecquereliteCa(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
U Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O

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Major, C.E. (1919), Report on the geological features of the Holbrook area, Navajo County, Arizona: unpublished report, 33 p. [available for inspection at Arizona Geological Survey, 416 W. Congress, Suite 100, Tucson, Ariz.].
Welty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Keith, S.B., Gest, D.E., Trapp, R.A., and DeWitt, Ed (1985) Mine index for metallic mineral districts of Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Bulletin 196, 92 p.: 50-52.

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