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dc.contributor.authorNiemuth, N.J.
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, K.A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T00:25:59Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T00:25:59Z
dc.date.issued1992-07-01
dc.identifier.citationNiemuth, N.J. and Phillips, K.A., 1992, Copper Oxide Resources. Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources Open-File Report 92-10, 20 pg.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629223
dc.descriptionArizona is abundantly endowed with copper deposits. The 829 deposits listed in Table 1 of this report were compiled from the AzMILS database of over 3,000 deposits that list copper as a commodity. Only the copper records with oxide as the modifier are listed in this report. Each listing includes the mine name, the primary commodity, legal description, and the topographic map on which it occurs. Figure 1 shows the distribution of these deposits. Other deposits that have either copper and/or copper sulfides listed as the commodity could also contain copper oxide minerals or leachable amounts of copper sulfides such as chalcocite, but have not been listed in this report. Three mineralizing episodes, each with a distinctive deposit type, are responsible for the majority of Arizona's copper deposits. Stratabound volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits formed during the Proterozoic; the economically important porphyry copper deposits were emplaced at the Cretaceous - Tertiary boundary; and deposits associated with detachment faults formed during the middle Tertiary. Copper oxides are also found in Arizona in other types of deposits including stratabound, replacements, and veins. Figures 2-4 show the distribution of these deposit types for metallic mineral districts with known production.
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesADMMR OFR-92-10
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1609
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
dc.subjectmolybdenum
dc.subjectmanganese
dc.subjectbarium
dc.subjectiron
dc.subjectflourine
dc.subjectsilver
dc.subjectgold
dc.subjectporphyry copper
dc.subjectcopper mining
dc.subjectcopper
dc.subjectHistoric
dc.subjectGreenlee County
dc.subjectSanta Cruz County
dc.subjectNavajo County
dc.subjectCoconino County
dc.subjectYuma County
dc.subjectGraham County
dc.subjectGila County
dc.subjectApache County
dc.subjectMohave County
dc.subjectYavapai County
dc.subjectCochise County
dc.subjectPinal County
dc.subjectPima County
dc.subjectMaricopa County
dc.subjectArizona
dc.titleCopper Oxide Resources
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csdgm.bounding.east-108.896
csdgm.bounding.north37.0121
csdgm.bounding.south31.3827
dc.description.noteOriginally published in 1992 by the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources.
dc.description.collectioninformationDocuments in the AZGS Document Repository collection are made available by the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact azgs-info@email.arizona.edu.
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