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Hull Mine, Hull Mine group (Rialto Mine group; Hull group of claims; Rialto claims), Buckeye vein group, Castle Dome Mine group, Kofa Game Range, Castle Dome Mining District, Castle Dome Mts, Yuma Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Hull MineMine
Hull Mine group (Rialto Mine group; Hull group of claims; Rialto claims)- not defined -
Buckeye vein group- not defined -
Castle Dome Mine group- not defined -
Kofa Game RangeMountain Range
Castle Dome Mining DistrictMining District
Castle Dome MtsMountain Range
Yuma Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 3' 33'' North , 114° 10' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Wellton2,936 (2017)43.0km
Tacna602 (2011)45.3km
Buckshot153 (2017)45.5km
Fortuna Foothills26,265 (2011)49.7km


A Pb-Ag-F-Ba-V-Mo-Zn-Au-Cu (As-Se-Be-Sb) mine.

Mineralization is irregular masses of partly oxidized argentiferous galena in a gangue of fluorite and calcite, up to 12 feet wide, and over some 2,000 feet in length, in a lensing vein along a fault zone with intersecting faults containing gouge and mineralization. Some wulfenite and associated vanadinite and vanadiferous mimetite occur in open cavities. Wall rocks are Mesozoic shale, limestone, and sandstone, strongly sericitized with some silicification and chloritization, cut by diorite porphyry dikes. Surface exposures are limited by the gravel cover of the rock pediment.

Workings include stopes worked from shafts. Total production for the group would be some 20,000 tons or more of ore.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4).
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Habit: Sixling-twinned crystals
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 159.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Colour: Dark blue to near black changes to light gray or pink (photosensitive in sunlight)
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4); Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 224-225; Ladoo, R.B. (1923), Fluorspar mining in the western states, US Bur. Mines Rept. Inv. 2480; Batty, J.V., et al (1947), Concentration of fluorite ores from AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, and WY, US Bur. Mines Rept. Inv. 4133; Peterson, N.P. (1947), Phosphate minerals in the Castle Dome copper deposit, AZ, Am.Min.: 32: 574-582; Wilson, E.D. (1933): 99-100.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 229; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 18.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4).
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4).
Mimetite var: Vanadian Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4).
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4).
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Habit: Small crystals
Colour: yellow to brown
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4); Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 411.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: 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: 120 (Table 4).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
var: Vanadian Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mimetite
var: Vanadian Mimetite
-Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CerussitePbCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S GalenaPbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
ZnZinc
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb Mimetite (var: Vanadian Mimetite)Pb5(AsO4,VO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Blake (1880).
Blake, William P. (1881a), Vanadinite in Arizona, American Journal of Science: 22: 235.
Blake, William P. (1881b [1882]), On the occurrence of vanadates of lead at the Castle Dome mines in Arizona, American Journal of Science, 3rd series: 22: 410-411.
Ladoo, R.B. (1923), Fluorspar mining in the western states, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 2480.
Wilson, E.D. (1933) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County, Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 134: 99-100.
Batty, J.V., et al (1947), Concentration of fluorite ores from Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming, US Bur. Mines Rept. Inv. 4133.
Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 18.
Peterson, N.P. (1947), Phosphate minerals in the Castle Dome copper deposit, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 32: 574-582.
Wilson, E.D. (1951) Castle Dome district, Chap. X, in Arizona zinc and lead deposits, Part II: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin no. 158: 111-112.
Keith, Stanton B. (1978), State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma County, Arizona: 120 (Table 4).
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 159, 224-225, 229, 411.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

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