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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2016 04:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Red Cloud wulfenite:


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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, Silver District, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: ~ 13 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2016 08:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

The Copper Queen mine, Bisbee's first working mine, was also its last. Mining ceased in 1975, although the Copper Queen still offers tours.

The Warren district is credited with having produced 7.92 billion pounds of copper. In addition, the district recovered 324 million pounds of lead, 355 million pounds of zinc, 28 million pounds of manganese, 2.79 million ounces of gold and 102 million ounces of silver.



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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2016 09:36    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Copper Queen.


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_Copper Queen Mine, Campbell Shaft, Bisbee, AZ.
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PostPosted: Aug 09, 2016 09:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Historical images.


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_The Masonic Grand Lodge hold an annual meeting in a cave at the 200 level of the Czar Mine, Bisbee, AZ. 1897.
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2016 11:32    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Large green Arizona fluorite from my hometown museum:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Homestake-Jack Pot Mine, Black Mountains, Oatman District-San Francisco District, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: ~ 20 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13078 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2016 07:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Classic copper minerals from Arizona:


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 Mineral: Azurite
 Locality:
Carlota Mine, Top of the World, Miami-Inspiration District (Globe-Miami District), Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5 - 15 cm
 Description:
Collection: Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13000 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Chrysocolla, quartz
 Locality:
Ray Mines, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 4 - 7 cm
 Description:
Collection: Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13021 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite, malachite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5 - 10 cm
 Description:
Collection: Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  13080 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 30, 2016 19:23    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Former collection of Frank Imbriacco and his photo

Comment from his e-mail to me "With respect to the '79 Mine aurichalcite, I obtained the specimen in the middle 90s from Arizona Minerals which at the time consisted of Mark Hay, Dick Morris and George Godas, all of whom know a good rock. I'll include their label and mine. What I like about the piece are the spherical groupings verses the typical carpet of fine acicular crystals." I would agree with him this is very different for the '79 mine



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 Mineral: Aurichalcite and Hemimorphite
 Locality:
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 8.5cm x 6.5cm
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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2016 21:09    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Some interesting minerals from Ajo, Arizona. All minerals are from the William "Jim" Thomas collection and photos are by Jesse La Plante. They are all In the mail and headed for my Arizona collection.


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 Mineral: Ajoite
 Locality:
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.4cm x 4.4cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12482 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Malachite
 Locality:
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.0cm x 6.2cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12455 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Copper with Cuprite
 Locality:
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 8.0cm x 5.7cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12475 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2016 09:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Some more interesting minerals from Ajo, Arizona. All minerals are from the William "Jim" Thomas collection and photos are by Jesse La Plante. They are all In the mail and headed for my Arizona collection


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 Mineral: Copper
 Locality:
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5.5cm x 4.0cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12213 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Papagoite
 Locality:
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5.6cm x 4.3cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12209 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Shattuckite
 Locality:
New Cornelia Mine, Ajo, Little Ajo Mountains, Ajo District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 8.5cm x 2.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  12230 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2016 10:42    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Beautiful specimens and great photo quality!
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PostPosted: Dec 24, 2016 10:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Thank you for your kind words. These photos are by Jesse La Plante. I wish I was this good at taking mineral pictures.
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PostPosted: Mar 03, 2017 17:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Old Bisbee


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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2017 08:55    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

A day trip through Dudleyville and Winkelman, then taking a left off route 77 onto 177 near Hayden, Arizona. The Copper Corridor. The Ray Mine.


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_The next four images are a panorama of the main pit from NE to SW. The mine is vast.
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_At the far left bottom, you can just make out a 400 ton, Lieberr T282B haul truck, the size of a two story house, moving it's load at a walking speed toward the primary crusher.
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_Central processing unit, the main crusher. Not a friend to the specimen collector.
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_And the clouds gather over the dusty trail east of the Tortilla Mountains.
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_One more of the pit. You can see the enriched zone in the bottom left quarter.
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PostPosted: Mar 04, 2017 16:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Ray was constructed in 1909 as a company town by the Arizona Hercules Copper Company. In the late 1940's open-pit mining replaced the underground workings. The growing pit eventually engulfed the town and Ray was moved to the town of Kearney in the late 50's.


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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2017 10:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Nice shot of Teapot Mtn, too, Vic! It was good to see you at the Rolling Bar.

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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2017 11:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Thanks Tony. Missed the second round but never again! Love the smoky-peaty.


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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2017 13:31    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Some different minerals from Bisbee. All former Les and Paula Presmyk collection.


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 Mineral: Leadhillite and Cerussite
 Locality:
Campbell Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5.0cm x 4.1cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11017 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Barite
 Locality:
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 5.8cm x 4.0cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11021 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Antlerite
 Locality:
Shattuck Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.0cm x 3.5cm
 Description:
Former collection of Gene Wright
 Viewed:  11017 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Aurichalcite and Calcite
 Locality:
Cole Mine (Cole shaft), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5cm x 5.5cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11027 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena on Pyrite
 Locality:
Campbell Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 8.5cm x 6.0cm
 Description:
Former collection of Gary Gervais
 Viewed:  11014 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Hemimorphite
 Locality:
Cole Mine (Cole shaft), Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.8cm x 5.2cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  11023 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 24, 2017 20:05    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

A few more from the Les and Paula Presmyk collection


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 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Iron Cap Mine, Landsman Camp, Aravaipa, Aravaipa District, Santa Teresa Mountains, Graham County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5cm x 7.0
 Description:
 Viewed:  10970 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Wulfenite
 Locality:
Glove Mine, Glove Mine group , Devil's Cash Box Ridge, Cottonwood Canyon, Amado, Tyndall District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5cm x 7.0cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10971 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Smithsonite
 Locality:
79 Mine, Chilito, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mountains, Gila County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.5cm x 4.7cm
 Description:
More white then what is showing in the photo.
 Viewed:  10963 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Galena
 Locality:
Washington Camp-Duquesne Mines, Patagonia Mountains, Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.8cm x 5.3cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10963 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Quartz on Quartz
 Locality:
Fat Jack Mine, Lane Mountain, Crown King, Pine Grove District, Bradshaw Mountains, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.3cm c 6.6cm
 Description:
Collected by Gary Spaggins
 Viewed:  11062 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Azurite and Malachite
 Locality:
Silver Hill Mine group, Waterman District, Waterman Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 7.0cm x 10.0cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10952 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Barite on Quartz
 Locality:
Weldon Mine, Ben Nevis Mountains, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, Quijotoa District, Pima County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 6.5cm x 4.8cm
 Description:
Collected by Don Belsher
 Viewed:  10960 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2017 02:26    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

rweaver wrote:
A few more from the Les and Paula Presmyk collection
Great specimen, thanks for sharing!

And Vic, thank you for the impressions - though the cactus on https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=77236 looks like a raised middle finger ;-)
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PostPosted: Mar 25, 2017 08:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Arizona  

Thank you Tobi.
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