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Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 59' 15'' North , 110° 46' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.98750,-110.77028
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
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Museums in region:


Founded in 1875. One of fifteen Arizona counties. It is located in the center of the state, N of Pima Co., W of Gila and Graham Cos., S and E of Maricopa Co. The area is a total of 5374 square miles. The county name is believed to have derived from the Apache term for "deer."


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

Ajoite

Alamosite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allophane

Alunite

Amesite

Analcime

Andalusite

var: Titanian Andalusite

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

Antigorite

Antimony

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Atacamite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Austinite

Azurite

Baryte

Beaverite-(Cu)

Beidellite

Bementite

Beryl

Beudantite

Bideauxite (TL)

'Biotite'

'Bisbeeite'

Bixbyite

Bobmeyerite (TL)

Boleite

Bornite

Brochantite

Bromargyrite

Calcite

Caledonite

Carnotite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chondrodite

'Chromian Leadhillite'

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Clinoatacamite

Clinoclase

'Clinoptilolite'

Clinozoisite

Colusite

Conichalcite

Connellite

Copiapite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Coquimbite

Cordierite

Corkite

Coronadite

Corundum

Covellite

Cowlesite (TL)

Creaseyite (TL)

Crocoite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cyanotrichite

Delafossite

Descloizite

var: Cuprian Descloizite

Devilline

Diaboleite

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dravite

Duftite

Enargite

Epidote

Epsomite

Eriochalcite

'Erionite'

Erionite-K

Famatinite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorite

Fornacite

Forsterite

Fraipontite

Freibergite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Garnet'

Garronite-Ca

'Gem Silica'

Georgerobinsonite (TL)

Goethite

Gold

Grossular

Groutite

Gypsum

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å

Halotrichite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemihedrite (TL)

Hemimorphite

Hetaerolite

'Heulandite'

Hexahydrite

Hisingerite

Hollandite

'Hornblende'

Hydrobiotite

Hydrocerussite

'Hydromuscovite'

Hydrozincite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Iodargyrite

Iranite

Jalpaite

Jarosite

Jurbanite (TL)

Kaolinite

Kentrolite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

'Labradorite'

Lanarkite

Langite

Laumontite

Leadhillite

Leucoxene

'Lévyne'

Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lindgrenite

Macquartite (TL)

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

Mammothite (TL)

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Markascherite (TL)

Massicot

Matlockite

Melanotekite

'Mercurian Tetrahedrite'

Mercury

Metatorbernite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Mimetite

Minium

Mixite

Molybdenite

var: Rhenian Molybdenite

'Molybdenite-3R'

'Monazite'

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Mottramite

Munakataite

Murdochite (TL)

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Neotocite

Niter

Nitratine

Nitrocalcite

Nontronite

Nukundamite

Offretite

Olivenite

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Orthoserpierite

Palygorskite

Paralaurionite

Paratacamite

'Phillipsite'

Phlogopite

Phoenicochroite

Phosgenite

Phosphohedyphane

Pickeringite

Piemontite

Pinalite (TL)

Plancheite

Plumbonacrite

Plumbotsumite

Polybasite

Powellite

Proustite

Pseudoboleite

Pseudobrookite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

var: Milky Quartz

var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz

Queitite

Ramsdellite

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Rhomboclase

Romanèchite

Rosasite

Rutile

Sauconite

Scheelite

Schorl

Scolecite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Shannonite

Shattuckite

Siderite

'Silica'

Sillimanite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Starkeyite

'Stibiconite'

'Stilbite'

Stolzite

Stromeyerite

Sulphur

Surite

Szomolnokite

Talc

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

'Thénardite'

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Titanite

Todorokite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tsumebite

'Turgite'

Turquoise

Tyrolite

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Vanadinite

var: Arsenatian Vanadinite

Vauquelinite

Vermiculite

Vésigniéite

Voltaite

'Wad'

Wherryite (TL)

Willemite

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wulfenite

var: Tungstenoan Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Yedlinite (TL)

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon

Zoisite

Zunyite


253 valid minerals. 14 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Paleocene : 61 Ma to 60.4 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Paleogene
   Paleocene
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)60.4 MaChilds-Adwinkle Mine (Childs and Altwilkle Mine; Childs-Aldwinkle Mine), Copper Creek, Copper Creek (Copper Creek Canyon), Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District), Galiuro Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)61 MaChilds-Adwinkle Mine (Childs and Altwilkle Mine; Childs-Aldwinkle Mine), Copper Creek, Copper Creek (Copper Creek Canyon), Bunker Hill District (Copper Creek District), Galiuro Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 2947059
Holocene river alluvium

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Unconsolidated to weakly consolidated sand and gravel in river channels and sand, silt, and clay on floodplains. Also includes young terrace deposits fringing floodplains. (0-10 ka)

Lithology: Major:{sand,gravel}, Minor:{silt,clay}

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


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References

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Ransome, F.L. (1919), The copper deposits of Ray and Miami, Arizona, USGS PP 115.
Peterson, N.P. (1962), Geology and ore deposits of the Globe-Miami district, Arizona, USGS PP 342.
Welty, J.W., and Schnabel, Lorraine (1989) Bibliography for metallic mineral districts in Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, and Yavapai Counties, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-01, 121 p. [superseded by Welty, J.W., and others (1989), Arizona Geological Survey Circular 27].
Welty, J.W., DeWitt, Ed, and Schnabel, Lorraine (1989) Bibliography for metallic mineral districts in Gila, Maricopa, Pinal, and Yavapai Counties, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Circular 27, 81 p.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 110, 122, 257, 317, 358.

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