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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

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 3 - Halides
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Lepidocrocite' ?4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Chalcanthite'7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
'Copiapite'7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
'Coquimbite'7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Rhomboclase'7.CB.55(H5O2)Fe3+(SO4)2 · 2H2O
Szomolnokite7.CB.05FeSO4 · H2O
Voltaite7.CC.25K2Fe2+5Fe3+3Al(SO4)12 · 18H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Dioptase'9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Sauconite'9.EC.45Na0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.


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Ransome, F.L. (1912) Copper Deposits near Superior, Arizona, USGS Bull. 540: 139, 156-158.
Ransome, F.L. (1914), Copper deposits near Superior, Arizona, USGS Bull. 540-D: 139-158.
Jones, Jr., E.L. & F.L. Ransome (1920), Deposits of manganese ore in Arizona, USGS Bull. 710-D: 159, 162-163.
Bateman, A.M. (1929), Some covellite-chalcocite relationships, Economic Geology: 24: 424-439.
Wilson, E.D. and Butler, G.M. (1930), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 127, Manganese Ore Deposits in Arizona.
Elsing, M.J. and Heineman, E.S. (1936) USGS Bulletin 140: 99.
Harcourt, G.A. (1937), The distinction between enargite and famatinite (luzonite), American Mineralogist: 22: 517-525.
Short, M.N. and Wilson, E. (1938), Some Arizona Ore Deposits, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 145: 90-97.
Fleischer, M. & W.E. Richmond (1943), The manganese oxide minerals: A preliminary report, Economic Geology: 38: 269-286;
Short, M.N., et al (1943), Geology and ore deposits of the Superior mining area, Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 151.
Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 196.
Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull 153: 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 27, 28.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 156: 84-94.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 31, 40, 46, 53, 72.
Hewett, D.F. & M. Fleischer (1960), Deposits of the manganese oxides, Economic Geology: 55: 1-55.
Farnham, L.L., Stewart, L.A., and Delong, C.W. (1961), Manganese deposits of eastern Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7990: 124, 126, 130-132.
Gustafson, L.B. (1961) Paragenesis and Hypogene Zoning at the Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, Unpublished dissertation, Harvard University.
Sell, J.D. (1961) Bedding Replacement Deposit of the Magma Mine, Superior, Arizona, MS thesis, University of Arizona.
Hammer, D.F. and Webster, R.N. (1962) Some Geologic Features of the Superior Area, Pinal County, Arizona, New Mexico Geological Society, Thirteenth Field Conference Guidebook: 148-152.
USGS Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-253 (1962).
Hewett, D.F., et al (1963), Deposits of the manganese oxides: supplement, Economic Geology: 58: 1-51.
Brett, R. & R.A. Yund (1964), Sulfur-rich bornites, American Mineralogist: 49: 1084-1098.
Mills, J.W. & H.T. Eyrich (1966), The rate of unconformities in the localization of epigenetic mineral deposits in the United States and Canada, Economic Geology: 61: 1232-1257.
Ridge, John D. (1967) (editor). Ore Deposits in the United States 1933-1967, A.I.M.E. Graton Sales, Volume 2.
Hammer, D.F. & D.W. Peterson (1968), Geology of the Magma mine area, AZ, in J.D. Ridge (editor), Ore deposits of the United States, 1933-1967, A.I.M.E.: 1282-1310.
Morimoto, N. & A. Gyobu (1971), The composition and stability of digenite, American Mineralogist: 56: 1889-1909.
Mineralogical Record (1989): 20(5): 387.
Pierce, L. & P.R. Buseck (1978), Superstructuring in the bornite-digenite series: A high-resolution electron microscopy study, American Mineralogist: 63: 1-15.
Barnes, R. & M. Hay (1983), Famous mineral localities: The Magma Mine, Mineralogical Record: 14: 72-82.
Mining Annual Review (1985): 329.
Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 14 (Table 1).
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 129, 142, 152, 163, 166, 182, 186, 188, 191, 195, 204, 206, 213, 219, 229, 240, 256, 287, 341, 343, 353, 354, 361, 373, 377, 385, 388, 393, 416, 417, 422.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources V file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Directory of Active Mines in Arizona 1980: 14.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District Sheet #608.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining Claims Lead file #60069.
USGS Superior Quadrangle map.
New Mexico Bureau of Mines Bull. 65: 14-15, 29.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10048316, MRDS ID #M89985; and Dep. ID #10069201, MRDS ID #W002674; and Dep. ID 10210793, MAS ID #0040210654; Dep. ID # 10137553, MRDS ID #M899885, MAS ID 0040210038.

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