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Azurite from
Shannon Mine (Shannon Mountain Mine), King Gulch, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Azurite
Formula:Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Comments:Sheaflike & spherical masses to 40 pounds (18 kg) weight in kaolinized shale.
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 125, 248, 372; Kunz, G.F. (1885), On remarkable copper minerals from AZ, Annals NY Acad. Sci.: 3: 275-278; Farrington, O.C. (1891), On crystallized azurite from AZ, Amer. Jour. Sci.: 41: 300-307; Schwartz, G.M. (1934), Paragenesis of the oxidized ores of copper, Econ.Geol.: 29: 55-75; Bideaux, R.A. (1973), The collector (on azurite), Min.Rec.: 4: 34-35; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 55; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 23.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Kaolinite
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Azurite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Shannon Mine (Shannon Mountain Mine), King Gulch, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Azurite
1.2km (0.8 miles) Mammoth Mine (Arizona Copper Co. group), Garfield Gulch, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
2.5km (1.6 miles) Metcalf Mines (Arizona Copper Co. group; Metcalf Open pit), Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
5.1km (3.1 miles) Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
5.4km (3.4 miles) Yavapai Mine (Arizona Copper Co. group [in part]), Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
5.5km (3.4 miles) Humming Bird Mine, Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
5.5km (3.4 miles) Longfellow Mine (Ofarizona Copper Co. group [in part]; Longfellow incline), Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
6.3km (3.9 miles) Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
6.5km (4.0 miles) Detroit Mine (Arizona Copper Co. group [in part]), Morenci, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
6.7km (4.2 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), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
48.5km (30.1 miles) Ontario Claim, Steeple Rock District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
 
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