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Dioptase 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

Mineral Species
Species:Dioptase
Description
Comments:Famous at the shaft collar (No. 1 glory hole); as crystal incrustations partly coated with small olivenite crystals (upper levels).
Colour:Deep green
Quality for species:not specified / average specimens
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 206; Barnes, R. & M. Hay (1983), Famous mineral localities: The Magma Mine, Min.Rec.: 14: 72-82; Min.Rec.: 20:69, 387; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 72; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 94.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Olivenite
Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chrysocolla1 photo of Dioptase associated with Chrysocolla at this locality.
Wulfenite1 photo of Dioptase associated with Wulfenite at this locality.
Malachite1 photo of Dioptase associated with Malachite at this locality.
Hematite1 photo of Dioptase associated with Hematite at this locality.
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Dioptase 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
Localities for Dioptase in this Region
No. 1 Glory Hole, 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 Dioptase
20.0km (12.4 miles) A Ray Mine, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District (Ray District), Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
23.0km (14.3 miles) B Inspiration Mine, Miami-Inspiration deposit, Inspiration, Miami-Inspiration District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
37.6km (23.4 miles) C 79 Mine (79th Mine; Seventy-Nine Mine; Seventy-Nine property; McHur prospect), Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
42.7km (26.5 miles) D Christmas Mine (Red Bird shafts; Inspiration Mine; Hackberry shafts), Christmas, Christmas area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
76.6km (47.6 miles) E Collins Mine (Collins vein; mammoth-Collins Mine), Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
76.6km (47.6 miles) F Ford Mine (Ford property; Old Glory 1-5 claims; Mammoth Tiger Extension Mining Corp. property), Tucson Wash, Mammoth, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
76.9km (47.8 miles) G Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine (Mammoth-St Anthony Mine; Mammoth Mine; St. Anthony Mine), St. Anthony deposit, Tiger, Mammoth District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
78.6km (48.9 miles) H Table Mountain Mine, Table Mountain area, Table Mountain District, Galiuro Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
85.9km (53.4 miles) I Unnamed copper prospect (20), Copper Creek area, Rattlesnake District, Galiuro Mts, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
99.0km (61.5 miles) J Oxbow Mine (Oxbow claim; Golden Wreath claim; Golden Wreath Mine; Osborn prospect), Oxbow Gulch, Moore Mountain area, Oxbow Estates area, Payson District (Green Valley District), Gila Co., Arizona, USA
108.4km (67.4 miles) K Summit Mine (Summit Copper Mine; Verde Falls Gold Mining Co. property), Birch Mesa, Payson District (Green Valley District), Gila Co., Arizona, USA
114.6km (71.2 miles) L Lakeshore Mine (Casa Grande Mine; Trans Arizona Res. Inc. Mine; Treasure State Mine; Cyprus Casa Grande Mine; Tohono Mine; Cyprus Tohono Mine), North Komelik area, Casa Grande District, Slate Mts, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
157.6km (97.9 miles) M Unnamed Pb-Cu-Ag-Au-Zn-W prospect, Tres Alamos Wash, Johnny Lyon Hills, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
160.0km (99.4 miles) N Cuprite group, Santa Rosa Gulch, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
161.4km (100.3 miles) O Santa Lucia Mine (Jupiter claim), Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
161.4km (100.3 miles) P Monte Cristo Mine, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
162.4km (100.9 miles) Q Helvetia-Rosemont District, Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
162.4km (100.9 miles) R Stevens Mines Group (Stevens group of claims), Garfield Gulch, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
163.0km (101.3 miles) S Morenci Mine (Morenci pit; Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine; Morenci-Metcalf), Morenci, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
164.8km (102.4 miles) T Johnson Camp, Cochise District, Little Dragoon Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
176.4km (109.6 miles) U Adobe Wells claim, Vulture District, Vulture Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
232.6km (144.5 miles) V Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
235.7km (146.5 miles) W Shattuck Mine (Shattuck-Denn Mine; Shattuck-Arizona Mine; Denn Mine), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
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