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Dioptase from
Bonton Mines, Chase Creek headwaters, Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Dioptase
Formula:CuSiO3 · H2O
Comments:Lining cavities in chrysocolla.
Habit:Brilliant
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 205; Hills, R.C. (1882), Dioptase from AZ, Amer.Jour.Sci.: 23: 325; Kunz, G.F. (1885), On remarkable copper minerals from AZ, Annals NY Acad. Sci.: 3: 275-278; Lindgren, W. & W.F. Hillebrand (1904), Minerals from the Clifton-Morenci district, AZ, Amer.Jour.Sci.: 18: 448-460; Lindgren, W. (1905), The copper deposits of the Clifton-Morenci district, AZ, USGS PP 43; Guild, F.N. (1910), The Mineralogy of Arizona, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 96.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Chrysocolla
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Dioptase data
Locality Data:Click here to view Bonton Mines, Chase Creek headwaters, Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
 
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