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Specularite from
Queen of Sheba Mine (La Aguila patented claim; La Firmos Mine), Vulture Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA

Classification
Species:Hematite var: Specularite
Comments:Small, platy crystals form solid vein fillings and grow loosely into sponge-like masses in cavities. Individual to somewhat aggregated plates also grow in cavities and readily exhibit a red flash in sunlight.
Colour:Black
Luminescent properties:None
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Very common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:self-collected by C. Lemanski, Jr.
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz4 photos of Specularite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Plancheite2 photos of Specularite associated with Plancheite at this locality.
Malachite1 photo of Specularite associated with Malachite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Specularite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Queen of Sheba Mine (La Aguila patented claim; La Firmos Mine), Vulture Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Specularite
27.6km (17.1 miles) A Swallow Mine (Moonlight Mine; Dobler Mine; Whim vein; Golden Wonder shaft), Buzzard's Roost, Copperopolis, Castle Creek District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
28.5km (17.7 miles) B Whipsaw Mine (Whipshaw Mine; K and K claims; Patented claims 1754), Whipsaw Gulch (Whipsaw Creek), Copperopolis, Castle Creek District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
30.0km (18.6 miles) C Briggs, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
31.3km (19.4 miles) D Champie Mine (Lehman Mine; Lehman Copper Mine; Lone Star Mine; UFO claims; Cersa Moje 1-7 claims; Rhoades-Iola claims), Copperopolis, Castle Creek District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
47.0km (29.2 miles) E El Tigre Mine (Tiger Mine), Little Horn Peak, Big Horn District, Big Horn Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
64.7km (40.2 miles) F Pine Flat Mine, Pine Flat, Turkey Creek District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
66.2km (41.1 miles) G Storm Cloud Mine (Patented claims MS 118 - 1660 - 1955 & 2110; Gold Vein; Betty O'Neal Mining Co. property), Mount Union, Hassayampa District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
66.3km (41.2 miles) H Ten Spot vein (Ten Spot Mine), Senator Mine (Skylight; Snoozer Patented MS 964; Ten Spot Patented MS 963; Treadwell Patented MS 1288; McCleur; Cherry), Hassayampa Creek, Hassayampa District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
66.4km (41.2 miles) I Cash Mine (Senator-Cash Mine; Patented claims 1459 & 410), Mount Union Pass, Hassayampa District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
66.4km (41.3 miles) J Senator Mine (Skylight; Snoozer Patented MS 964; Ten Spot Patented MS 963; Treadwell Patented MS 1288; McCleur; Cherry), Hassayampa Creek, Hassayampa District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
74.9km (46.5 miles) K Victory claim (Copper Chief claim; Leonard's Victory claim; John Well claim; Plassa Well claim), Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
76.0km (47.2 miles) L Unnamed Ag-Cu prospect (1), Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
76.0km (47.2 miles) M Iron Queen Mine (Patented claims MS 1633), Boggs flat, Big Bug District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
78.0km (48.5 miles) N Half Moon Mine (Halfmoon prospect; Payoff group), Mayer, Agua Fria District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
79.7km (49.5 miles) O Cuprite Mine group (Wilkinson group; Detroit Mine; Emerald group; Little Giant Extension Mine), Cunningham Pass District, Harcuvar Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
80.3km (49.9 miles) P Davis & Fleming Mine groups (Davis group), Cunningham Pass District, Harcuvar Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
80.8km (50.2 miles) Q Critic Mine (Cunningham Pass Mine), Wenden, Cunningham Pass District, Harcuvar Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
88.2km (54.8 miles) R Unnamed Cu-Mn prospect, Eagletail Mountains Wilderness Study area, Eagle Tail Mts (Cemetary Ridge), Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
88.9km (55.2 miles) S Lucky Strike prospect (Lucky Strike claim), Gila Bend Mountains District, Gila Bend Mts, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
91.4km (56.8 miles) T Copper King Mine (Lawler Mines), Bagdad, Eureka District, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
95.7km (59.4 miles) U Black Pearl Mine (Black Pearl group of claims; Camp Wood Tungsten Mine), Loco Gulch, Eureka District, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
110.1km (68.4 miles) V Green Monster Mine (Green Monster Mining Company property; Silver Plate group), Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
111.5km (69.3 miles) W United Verde Mine (The Big Hole; Big Hole property; Hull Mine; Hopewell tunnel; Patented claim 3480; Patented claim 2812; Patented claims 3348), Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
119.1km (74.0 miles) X Aquarius Mts (Aquarius Range; Peacock Range), Mohave Co., Arizona, USA
122.6km (76.2 miles) Y Planet Mine group (New Planet Mine group; Great Central Mine), Planet, Santa Maria District (Planet District; Swansea District; Bill Williams District), Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
123.1km (76.5 miles) Z Planet Mine (Planet Copper Mine; New Planet Mine), Planet Mine group (New Planet Mine group; Great Central Mine), Planet, Santa Maria District (Planet District; Swansea District; Bill Williams District), Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
125.4km (77.9 miles) 0 Muderbach Mine (Mudersbach Mine; Mudersback Mine; Mudersbach Camp; Mudersbach Copper Camp; Mudersbach Gypsum Mine; Tuck Mine; Excelsior Mine), Ibex Peak, Plomosa District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
125.4km (77.9 miles) 1 Little Butte Mine (Little Butte Copper Mine; Arizona Pride Mine), Bouse, Plomosa District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
126.7km (78.7 miles) 2 Mohave Chief & Norma prospect, Cienega District, Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
126.9km (78.9 miles) 3 Mineral Hill Mine group (Continental Mine), Planet, Santa Maria District (Planet District; Swansea District; Bill Williams District), Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
128.9km (80.1 miles) 4 Four Peaks Amethyst Mine (Arizona Amethyst Mine), Four Peaks, Mazatzal Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
130.6km (81.2 miles) 5 Dome City prospect, Osborne Well, Cienega District, Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
130.8km (81.3 miles) 6 Sacaton Mine (Casa Grande Mine; ASARCO Sacaton project), Casa Grande, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
134.1km (83.3 miles) 7 Cienega District, Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
140.9km (87.6 miles) 8 Lion Hill Mine group (Glory group; Rico Mine), Cienega District, Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
141.3km (87.8 miles) 9 Billy Mack Mine group (Ruby Mine; Billy Mack Mine), Billy Mack Mountain, Cienega District, Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
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