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Chalcopyrite from
79 Mine (79th Mine; Seventy-Nine Mine; Seventy-Nine property), Chilito, Hayden area, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

Classification
Species:Chalcopyrite
Formula:CuFeS2
Comments:Crystals coated by smithsonite. Invariably occurs associated with galena and Sphalerite.
Habit:Disphenoidal (rare - to 0.5 inches), showing {112}
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 166; Wilson, E.D. (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 158: 78; Keith, S.B. (1972), Mineralogy and paragenesis of the 79 mine lead-zinc-copper deposit, Min.Rec.: 3: 247-264.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Galena
Smithsonite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chalcopyrite data
Locality Data:Click here to view 79 Mine (79th Mine; Seventy-Nine Mine; Seventy-Nine property), Chilito, Hayden area, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Chalcopyrite
1.6km (1.0 miles) Chilito Mine (Chillito Mine; Schneider group; Sioux group; Southwest Inspiration property; Copper States Mining Co. property; Velasco pit), Schneider Hill, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
1.9km (1.2 miles) London-Arizona Mine (London-Arizona Consolidated Mine), Toronado Peak, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
6.3km (3.9 miles) Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
9.9km (6.1 miles) Dripping Springs Mines (Dripping Springs claims; Cocreham and Haywood Mine; Gold Nugget Mine; Gold Queen Mine; Columbia Mine; Roundtop Mine), Dripping Springs, Dripping Spring Wash, Dripping Springs Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
10.4km (6.4 miles) Pool's Mine (Pools property), Lee Mountain area, Saddle Mountain Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
11.0km (6.8 miles) Rattler Mine (Troy Mine; Troy-Arizona Mine; Troy-Manhattan Mine; Troy Copper Co. property), Tiger Mountain area, Dripping Springs Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
11.4km (7.1 miles) Troy Ranch prospect (Nearby claims 2; Mary Alice claims 8-21), Tiger Mountain area, Dripping Springs Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
11.8km (7.3 miles) Adjust Mine (Adjust group; Mellor claims; Little Treasure Mine; Blue Bird vein; Silver Cross claims; Laurence Mine; Old Odell), Lee Mountain area, Saddle Mountain Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
12.2km (7.6 miles) Buckeye Mine (Buckeye Mine group; Climax Mine; Troy property; Troy-Arizona Mine), Tiger Mountain, Dripping Springs Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
12.4km (7.7 miles) Saddle Mountain Mine group (Lola claims; Gila Copper Sulphide Co. property; Dye vein), Lee Mountain area, Saddle Mountain Mining District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
 
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