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La Paz Co., Arizona, USA

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 33° North , 113° West (est.)
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
Neighbouring regions:
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:formerly part of Yuma County


La Paz County was established in 1983 when residents of the northern part of Yuma County voted to form a separate county. The name ("the peace" in Spanish) was taken from the ghost town of La Paz on the Colorado River, which forms the western boundary of the county.

The newly formed county encompasses a number of famous mineral localities, such as the Red Cloud mine, which formerly were within the boundaries of Yuma County. Specimen labels and literary references which were prepared prior to 1983 (and probably some prepared since) still place those localities in Yuma County.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Alunite

Andalusite

Anglesite

Ankerite

Apatite Supergroup

Aragonite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Azurite

Baryte

Bassanite

'Bindheimite'

'Biotite'

Bismite

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Brochantite

Calcite

var: Ferroan Calcite

Caledonite

Celestine

Cerussite

Cervantite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

'Chrysoprase'

Cinnabar

'Clays'

Clinoatacamite

Conichalcite

'Conichalcite-Duftite Series'

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Covellite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

Descloizite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

Duftite

Dumortierite

Epidote

'Feldspar Group'

Fluorite

Fornacite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Garnet'

'Gismondine'

Goethite

Gold

Graemite

Gypsum

var: Alabaster

var: Selenite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

'Heulandite'

'Hornblende'

Hydrocerussite

'Hypersthene'

Jarosite

Kaolinite

Kettnerite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kyanite

Lazulite

Lechatelierite

'Lepidolite'

'Limonite'

Linarite

Litharge

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

'Mariposite'

Massicot

Metacinnabar

'Mica Group'

Mimetite

Minium

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Murdochite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Natroalunite

Naumannite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase

'Petrified Wood'

'Phengite'

'Phillipsite'

Phlogopite

Plancheite

Plattnerite

Posnjakite

Prosopite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

var: Auriferous Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Agate-Jasper

var: Amethyst

var: Blue Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Fire Agate

var: Jasper

var: Milky Quartz

var: Moss Agate

var: Rock Crystal

Rutile

Sapphirine

Scheelite

Schorl

Sepiolite

Shattuckite

Siderite

Sillimanite

Silver

Smithsonite

Sphalerite

var: Marmatite

'Stetefeldtite'

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Svanbergite

Talc

Tangeite

Teineite

Tellurium

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

Tocornalite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Urea

Vanadinite

Vermiculite

'Wad'

Wagnerite

Weissite

Wickenburgite

Willemite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

Zoisite

Zunyite


126 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region


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References

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Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma County, Arizona: 114 (Table 4).
Schnabel, Lorraine, and Welty, J.W., (1986) Bibliography for metallic mineral districts in La Paz, Mohave, and Yuma Counties, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Circular 25, 45 p.
Welty, J.W. (1988) Additions to bibliographies for metallic mineral districts in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Yuma Counties, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-22, 32 p.

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