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Chalcocite from
Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Chalcocite
Formula:Cu2S
Comments:Occurs as a thick blanket. Principal ore mineral of disseminated & vein deposits. Solid veins 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 1.0 meters) thick in places.
Abundance at site:Extremely common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 163; Moolick, R.T. & J.J. Durek (1966), The Morenci district, in S.R. Titley and C.L. Hicks (editors), Geology of the porphyry copper deposits, southwestern North America, Univ. AZ Press, Tucson: 221-231; Lindgren, W. (1903), The copper deposits of Clifton, AZ, Engr. Mining Jour.: 75: 705; Lindgren, W. (1905), The copper deposits of the Clifton-Morenci district, AZ, USGS PP 43; Lindgren, W. (1904), The genesis of copper deposits, Engr. Mining Jour.: 78: 987; Guild, F.N. (1910), The Mineralogy of Arizona, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA.; Merritt Stephen Enders (2000) The Evolution of Supergene Enrichment in the Morenci Porphyry Copper Deposit, Greenlee County, Arizona. PhD Thesis, University of Arizona
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Chalcocite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Chalcocite
0.3km (0.2 miles) Ryerson Mine, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
0.8km (0.5 miles) Yavapai Mine (Arizona Copper Co. group [in part]), Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.0km (0.6 miles) Longfellow Mine (Ofarizona Copper Co. group [in part]; Longfellow incline), Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.2km (0.8 miles) Copper Bluff Mine (Leszynsky group claim), Chase Creek, Leszynsky group, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.3km (0.8 miles) Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.4km (0.8 miles) Humboldt Mine (Humboldt tunnel; Liverpool tunnel; Arizona Copper Co. group [in part]), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.6km (1.0 miles) Detroit Mine (Arizona Copper Co. group [in part]), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.6km (1.0 miles) Arizona Central Mine (Detroit Copper Co. group [in part]; Arizona Central vein; Copper Mountain tunnel), Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.7km (1.0 miles) Copper Mountain Mine (Manganese Blue Mine; Copper Mountain claim working; Old Blue shaft; Detroit Copper Co. group; Manganese Blue ore body), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
1.8km (1.1 miles) Clifton Copper Mines (San Jose; Copper Centre; Clifton gp; Standard gp; Standard Consolidated Copper Co.; Standard Mine; Standard Copper), Standard Gulch, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
 
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