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Alunite from
Esperanza Mine [new] (Esperanza pit; Esperanza open pit mines; West Esperanza Mine), Pima Mining District (Olive Mining District; Mineral Hill Mining District; Twin Buttes Mining District), Sierrita Mountains, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

Classification
Species:Alunite
Formula:KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Comments:Occurs in veinlets with or without turquoise in the oxidized capping over the sulfide orebody.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 107;
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Turquoise
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Alunite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Esperanza Mine [new] (Esperanza pit; Esperanza open pit mines; West Esperanza Mine), Pima Mining District (Olive Mining District; Mineral Hill Mining District; Twin Buttes Mining District), Sierrita Mountains, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Alunite
46.1km (28.6 miles) Ivanhoe Mine (Commercial Tunnel and Shaft; Ivanhoe 1-8 claims; Commercial 1-6 claims), Squaw Gulch area, Tyndall Mining District, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
54.7km (34.0 miles) Blue Eagle Mine (Blue Eagle 1 and 2 claims; Copper Ledge; Hillside Copper Mine), Blue Eagle and Exposed Reef group, Alum Gulch, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
54.9km (34.1 miles) Three-R Mine group, Three-R Canyon, Palmetto Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
56.1km (34.9 miles) Red Mountain, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
56.1km (34.9 miles) Red Mountain Mine (Red Mountain Copper prospect; Gem Mine; Carlton property; Ten Grand Mine; Red Mountain project), Red Mountain, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
58.0km (36.1 miles) Humboldt Mine, Alum Gulch, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
58.2km (36.2 miles) Pat Alunite deposit (Pat property; Patagonia property), Palmetto Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
58.8km (36.5 miles) Sunnyside & Volcano Mines (Sunnyside Mine group; Volcano-Sunnyside Mine; Sunnyside Mine), Alum Gulch, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
59.3km (36.8 miles) Standard and Thunder prospects (Thunder and Standard Mine group), Alum Gulch, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
59.9km (37.2 miles) Blue Nose Mine (Abe Lincoln Mine; War Horse Mine; Big Chief Mine; Big Jim Mine; Blue Nose Extension Mine; Home Again Virginia Hay claims), Harshaw, Harshaw Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
 
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