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Dioptase from
Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Dioptase
Formula:CuSiO3 · H2O
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 205.; Eastlick, J.T., 1968, Geology of the Christmas mine and vicinity, Banner mining district, Arizona, in Ridge, J.D., ed., Ore Deposits of the United States, 1933?1967: American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc., p. 1191-1210.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite20 photos of Dioptase associated with Calcite at this locality.
Chrysocolla19 photos of Dioptase associated with Chrysocolla at this locality.
Malachite8 photos of Dioptase associated with Malachite at this locality.
Apophyllite7 photos of Dioptase associated with Apophyllite at this locality.
Kinoite6 photos of Dioptase associated with Kinoite at this locality.
Chalcotrichite5 photos of Dioptase associated with Chalcotrichite at this locality.
Junitoite4 photos of Dioptase associated with Junitoite at this locality.
Wulfenite3 photos of Dioptase associated with Wulfenite at this locality.
Chalcanthite2 photos of Dioptase associated with Chalcanthite at this locality.
Copper1 photo of Dioptase associated with Copper at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Dioptase data
Locality Data:Click here to view Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Localities for Dioptase in this Region
Christmas open pit, Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Dioptase
6.3km (3.9 miles) A 79 Mine (79th Mine; Seventy-Nine Mine; Seventy-Nine property; McHur prospect), Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
22.9km (14.2 miles) B Ray Mine, Scott Mountain, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
27.3km (16.9 miles) C Ray, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
36.1km (22.5 miles) D Table Mountain Mine, Table Mountain area, Table Mountain District, Galiuro Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
39.4km (24.5 miles) E Collins Mine (Collins vein; mammoth-Collins Mine), Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
39.6km (24.6 miles) F Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
39.7km (24.7 miles) G Ford Mine (Ford property; Old Glory 1-5 claims; Mammoth Tiger Extension Mining Corp. property), Tucson Wash, Mammoth, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
41.3km (25.7 miles) H Inspiration Mine, Miami-Inspiration deposit, Inspiration, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
42.7km (26.5 miles) I Magma Mine (Magma Superior Mine; Irene claim; Hub claim; Pomeroy; Superior Division; Silver Queen; Monarch claim; Magma Copper Mine; Broken Hill; Apex), Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
43.3km (26.9 miles) J Unnamed copper prospect (20), Copper Creek area, Rattlesnake District, Galiuro Mts, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
117.6km (73.1 miles) K Unnamed Pb-Cu-Ag-Au-Zn-W prospect, Tres Alamos Wash, Johnny Lyon Hills, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
123.4km (76.7 miles) L Lakeshore Mine (Casa Grande Mine; Trans Arizona Res. Inc. Mine; Treasure State Mine; Cyprus Casa Grande Mine; Tohono Mine; Cyprus Tohono Mine), North Komelik area, Casa Grande District, Slate Mts, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
123.9km (77.0 miles) M Johnson Camp, Cochise District, Little Dragoon Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
126.4km (78.5 miles) N Cuprite group, Santa Rosa Gulch, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
127.8km (79.4 miles) O Monte Cristo Mine, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
127.8km (79.4 miles) P Santa Lucia Mine (Jupiter claim), Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
128.6km (79.9 miles) Q Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
128.7km (80.0 miles) R Stevens Mines Group (Stevens group of claims), Garfield Gulch, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
132.5km (82.4 miles) S Helvetia-Rosemont District, Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
135.7km (84.3 miles) T Oxbow Mine (Oxbow claim; Golden Wreath claim; Golden Wreath Mine; Osborn prospect), Oxbow Gulch, Moore Mountain area, Oxbow Estates area, Payson District (Green Valley District), Gila Co., Arizona, USA
144.9km (90.0 miles) U Summit Mine (Summit Copper Mine; Verde Falls Gold Mining Co. property), Birch Mesa, Payson District (Green Valley District), Gila Co., Arizona, USA
193.9km (120.5 miles) V Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
196.8km (122.3 miles) W Shattuck Mine (Shattuck-Denn Mine; Shattuck-Arizona Mine; Denn Mine), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
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