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

Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Formula:ZnS
Comments:Abundant ore mineral lower levels of the mine. Occurs in grains of various size. Small blebs of chalcopyrite found throughout the sphalerite grains.
Habit:Well-formed tetrahedral
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 161, 377; 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; Kiersch, G.A. (1949), Structural control and mineralization at the Seventy-nine mine, Gila Co., AZ, Econ.Geol.: 44: 24-39; Wilson, E.D. (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 158; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153: 18.; Arizona Department of Mineral Resources 79 Mine file
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Galena
Olivenite
Pyrite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view 79 Mine (79th Mine; Seventy-Nine Mine; Seventy-Nine property; McHur prospect), Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
6.3km (3.9 miles) Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner 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 District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila 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 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 District, Dripping Spring Mts, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
14.8km (9.2 miles) Elder Gulch prospects, Tiger Mountain area, Dripping Springs District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
14.9km (9.2 miles) Florence Mine (Florence Lead Silver Mine), Ripsey Hill area, Ripsey District, Tortilla Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
16.6km (10.3 miles) Old Ripsey Mine (Ripsey Mine; Ripsey Canyon Mine; MS 1261a claim), Ripsey Wash, Ripsey Hill area, Ripsey District, Tortilla Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
16.8km (10.4 miles) Silver Creek Mine (Hanna property; Old McGraw property; Manifest Mining Co. claims), El Capitan Mountain, El Capitan District, Mescal Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
17.6km (10.9 miles) Ray Mine, Scott Mountain, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
19.0km (11.8 miles) Pioneer Mine (Great Republic Mine; Old Pioneer; White Metal; White Metal Mining Co. claims; Great Republic patent MS 370; Devine property; Pioneer South patent MS 374), Pioneer Mountain, Pinal Mountains District, Pinal Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
 
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