Teapot Copper Mine (Teapot Copper Corp. property), Teapot Mountain, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 11' 30'' North , 111° 0' 3'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.19167,-111.00083|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sonoran Desert, North America|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A former surface and underground Cu prospect located in sec. 10, T3S, R13E, on Teapot Mountain, about 3 miles WSW of Scott Mountain, NNE of the Ray Mine lookout, on land of mixed status. Owners included the Teapot Copper Corp.; C.C. Richlie of Arizona (1948). Owned by Kennecott Copper Corp. of Arizona (1980) and more recently by ASARCO. This prospect is at the N end of the Ray Mine complex.
A Cu mine located in the NE¼ sec. 10, T3S, R13E (Teapot Mountain 7.5 minute topo map).
Mineralization includes secondary copper minerals
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No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
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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|Quaternary - Miocene|
0 - 23.03 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
1600 - 1800 Ma
|Early Proterozoic metasedimentary rocks|
Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)
Description: Metasedimentary rocks, mostly derived from sandstone and shale, with minor conglomerate and carbonate rock. Includes quartz-rich, mostly nonvolcanic Pinal Schist in southeastern Arizona and variably volcanic-lithic sedimentary rocks in the Yavapai and Tonto Basin supergroups in central Arizona. (1600-1800 Ma)
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.