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Sphalerite from
Magma Mine (Magma Superior Mine; Irene claim; Hub claim; Pomeroy; Superior Division; Silver Queen; Monarch claim; Magma Copper Mine; Broken Hill; Apex), Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

Classification
Species:Sphalerite
Comments:Abundant on eastern margin of Main orebodyin the upper levels. In lower levels abundant in scattered oreshoots east of shafts Nos. 2 & 3.
Habit:Fine crystals to 2.5 cm diameter
Colour:Dark colored, green
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 377; Barnes, R. & M. Hay (1983), Famous mineral localities: The Magma Mine, Min.Rec.: 14: 72-82; Short, M.N., et al (1943), Geology and ore deposits of the Superior mining area, AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 151; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of AZ, AZ Bur. Mines Bull 153: 18; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 93.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Galena
Hydrozincite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz2 photos of Sphalerite associated with Quartz at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Sphalerite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Magma Mine (Magma Superior Mine; Irene claim; Hub claim; Pomeroy; Superior Division; Silver Queen; Monarch claim; Magma Copper Mine; Broken Hill; Apex), Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Sphalerite
3.2km (2.0 miles) A Silver King Mine (Silver King Mining Co. property; Fortune Mine; California Mine; White Horse Mine; Seventy-Four Mine; Last Chance Mine), Comstock Wash, Kings Crown Peak area, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
4.0km (2.5 miles) B Resolution deposit, Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
4.1km (2.5 miles) C Belmont Mine (Belmont Copper property; Goodwin Mine; Monte Carlo claim; Smith lease; Doggs Mine; Lone Star Mine), Belmont Canyon, Apache Leap, Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
11.5km (7.1 miles) D Reymert Mine (Denoon property; Devoux property; Asia claim; Australia claim; America claim; Africa claim; Europe claim; Alaska shaft; Great Pacific), Reymert Canyon, Superior area, Mineral Mountain District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
11.9km (7.4 miles) E Swede Mine (Swede Mine and Clark prospect; Old Swede Mine; Cole Tungsten prospect; Cole Tungsten group), Powers Gulch area, Top of the World, Summit District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
12.1km (7.5 miles) F Orphan Boy Mine (Sunset Mine; Silver Queen Mine), Bell Butte area, Mineral Mountain District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
12.6km (7.8 miles) G Black Bess Mine (Black Bess vein), Powers Gulch, Top of the World, Summit District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
13.2km (8.2 miles) H Ajax Mine, Bell Butte area, Mineral Mountain District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
13.3km (8.3 miles) I Woodpecker Mine (Mineral Butte Mill and Consolidated property; Silver Pick group; Hall-Gorham group; 4-M1s), Bell Butte area, Mineral Mountain District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
13.4km (8.3 miles) J Gorman-Hall Mine (Hall-Gorham group; Gorham-Hall Mine; Silver Pick Mine), Mineral Mountain area, Mineral Mountain District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
13.6km (8.5 miles) K Powers Gulch, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
17.5km (10.9 miles) L Twentieth Century Mine, Mays Gap area, Pinal Mountains District, Pinal Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
17.8km (11.0 miles) M Castle Dome Mine (Castle Dome deposit; Pinto Valley deposit), Castle Dome area (Castle Dome Mine area; Pinto Valley Mine area), Inspiration, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
20.0km (12.4 miles) N Ray Mine, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
22.2km (13.8 miles) O Doak Mine (Doak vein; Miami Mining and Milling Co. property), Pioneer Mountain area, Pinal Mountains District, Pinal Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
22.2km (13.8 miles) P Bobtail Mine (Virginia Mine; Missouri Mine; Mariana Missouri Mine; Twentieth Century claims; Wisner-Glassburn property; Mariana property; Bobaway property; Doak group), Pinal Peak area, Pinal Mountains District, Pinal Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
23.1km (14.3 miles) Q Money Metals lode (Money Metal shaft; Money Metal property; Slumbering Beauty group; Patented claims MS 2735 / 2736a & b), Myberg Basin, Inspiration, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
23.2km (14.4 miles) R Elder Gulch prospects, Tiger Mountain area, Dripping Springs District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
23.8km (14.8 miles) S Miami East Mine, Miami, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
25.2km (15.7 miles) T Cedar Tree claim (Cedar Tree deposit; Porphyry Reserve Copper Co. claims; Bessie claim group; Louis D'Or group), Claypool, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
25.5km (15.9 miles) U 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
25.9km (16.1 miles) V Copper Cities Mine (Sleeping Beauty Mine; Lost Gulch Mine; Yellow Metal Mine; Diamond-H Mine), Copper Cities Mine area, Sleeping Beauty Peak, Miami, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
26.1km (16.2 miles) W So and So Mine (So and So Extension Mine; So & So group; So & So Extension group; Lost Mine; Lost Mine group), Pinal Peak area, Pinal Mountains District, Pinal Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
28.3km (17.6 miles) X 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
29.1km (18.1 miles) Y Silver Creek Mine (Hanna property; Old McGraw property; Manifest Mining Co. claims), El Capitan Mountain, El Capitan District, Mescal Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
31.3km (19.4 miles) Z Old Dominion Mine (Old Dominion shaft; Globe and Transit Mine; Old Dominion and United Globe Mine), Buffalo Hill, Old Dominion vein system, Globe, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
32.3km (20.0 miles) 0 Apache Mine (Defiance Mine; Defiance Lead Mine; Apache Vanadium Mine; Defiance vein; Vanadium shaft), Radium, Burch area, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
32.6km (20.2 miles) 1 Irene Mine (Irene group/vein; Dunkirk & Kentucky claims; Comstock prop.; American Manganese Mine; Liberty dep.; New Doughboy; Old Doughboy), Irene Gulch, Midland City, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
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35.3km (21.9 miles) 4 Old Ripsey Mine (Ripsey Mine; Ripsey Canyon Mine; MS 1261a claim), Ripsey Wash, Ripsey Hill area, Ripsey District, Tortilla Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
35.5km (22.0 miles) 5 Florence Mine (Florence Lead Silver Mine), Ripsey Hill area, Ripsey District, Tortilla Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
37.6km (23.4 miles) 6 79 Mine (79th Mine; Seventy-Nine Mine; Seventy-Nine property; McHur prospect), Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
38.3km (23.8 miles) 7 Randolph Lead-Zinc properties, Goldfield area, Goldfield District, Superstition Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
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42.7km (26.5 miles) 9 Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
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