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Sunrise prospect, White Picacho District, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 57' 35'' North , 112° 33' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.9599990845, -112.563056946

A former surface Li-Mn-Ta-Nb-Feldspar-Mica-Phosphates occurrence/prospect located near the NW corner of the SW¼ sec. 10, T7N, R3W.

Mineralization is the Sunrise lithium pegmatite. The main dike and nearby smaller dike. The main dike trends NE and appears to dip steeply. It is 600 feet long, 60 feet wide. The core is massive quartz pegmatite; the intermediate zone is quartz-montebrasite-spodumene-perthite pegmatite; and the wall & border zones are perthite-quartz-lepidolite pegmatite.

Workings include several small, shallow prospect cuts and bulldozer strippings.

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Jahns, R.H. (1952), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 162: 39 (Plate IX), 41 (Plate X), 50, 87-90.

Meeves, H., et al (1966), Reconnaissance of beryllium-bearing pegmatite deposits in six western states, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8298: 22 (Table A-1).

Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp.

Peirce, H. Wesley (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027533, MRDS ID #M003259.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Midnight Owl file.

USGS Red Picacho Quadrangle map.

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