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King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA

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Detailed Mineral List:
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10162346, MRDS ID #M002551, MAS ID #0040270250.
Aurorite
Formula: (Mn2+,Ag,Ca)Mn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 124, 165, 240, 343, 398.
Bixbyite
Formula: Mn3+2O3
Locality: No. 2 vein, King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10162346, MRDS ID #M002551, MAS ID #0040270250.
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Colour: Black to brown
Description: Highly manganoan.
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 Co., Arizona: 155 (Table 4); Wilson, E.D., et al (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 109-113; Wilson, E.D. (1934)(revised 1967), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 137-139..
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 124, 165, 240, 343, 398.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:455.
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: As fine-grained free gold. with silver.
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 Co., Arizona: 155 (Table 4); Wilson, E.D., et al (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 109-113; Wilson, E.D. (1934)(revised 1967), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 137-139..
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Groutite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Localities: No. 5 vein, King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
No. 2 vein, King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Locality: No. 2 vein, King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
Nsutite
Formula: (Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Locality: No. 5 vein, King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Habit: botryoidal
Colour: colorless
Fluorescence: green
Description: Botryoidal formations partly covered by white calcite and quartz.
Reference: Former Don Miller collection
Photo: © 2013 Harold Moritz. Opal-AN from King of Arizona Mine, Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 333.
'Psilomelane'
Locality: No. 2 vein, King of Arizona Mine (King of Arizona property; King of Arizona group of claims; King of Arizona vein; Kofa Mine; Gleason Mine; Homestake claim), Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts (S.H. Mts), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
Pyrolusite
Formula: MnO2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 124, 165, 240, 343, 398.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Crystals in small veinlets.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 109-113; Wilson, E.D. (1934)(revised 1967), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 137-139.
Photo: © 2013 Harold Moritz. Quartz from King of Arizona Mine, Kofa Game Range, Kofa District, Kofa Mts, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
Todorokite
Formula: (Ca,K,Na,Mg,Ba,Mn)(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 124, 165, 240, 343, 398.
Localities: Recorded from at least 1 other locality in this region.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 64: 58.


18 entries listed. 14 valid minerals.

References

Blake, W.P. (1898) Distribution of metallic wealth in Arizona, in Report of the Governor of Arizona to the Secretary of the Interior for fiscal year ending June 30, 1898: Washington, D.C.: 19-86.

Jones, E.L., Jr. (1915), A Reconnaissance in the Kofa Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 620: 151-164.

Thompson (1925), Arizona Mining Journal, Nov 1925: 9(12): 7.

Wilson, E.D. (1933) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County, Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 134: 109-113.

Wilson, E.D., Cunningham, J.B., and Butler, G.M. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining (revised 1967), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 137-139.

Elsing, M.J. and Heineman, E.S. (1936) Arizona Metal Production, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 140: 104.

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: 155 (Table 4).

Hankins, D.D. (1984) Geologic setting of precious metals mineralization, King of Arizona district, Kofa Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona: San Diego, San Diego State University, M.S. thesis, 135 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000.

Niemuth, N.J. (1987), Arizona Mineral Development 1984-1986, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Directory 29, 46 pp.

Rocks & Minerals (1989): 64: 58.

Rocks & Minerals (1990): 65: 455.

Sawyer, M.B., Gurmendi, A.C., Daley, M.R., and Howell, S.B. (1992) Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 334 pp.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 124, 165, 240, 333, 343, 398.

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10027228, MRDS ID #M002551; and, Dep. ID #10162346, MAS ID #0040270250.

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