Quartzsite Deposit

Occurrence in La Paz county in Arizona, United States with commodities Kyanite, Talc-Soapstone

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10060207
MRDS ID TC10171
Record type Site
Current site name Quartzsite Deposit
Alternate or previous names Dumortierite, Bayles, Quartzite

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -114.24302, 34.62586 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position 3 MI SW OF QUARTZSITE, 15 MI E OF COLORADO RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona La Paz

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 003N 019W 05 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • THE DEPOSIT OUTCROPS ON THE N SIDE OF A NARROW RE-ENTRANT IN THE LOW, SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF AN ISOLATED GROUP OF HILLS THAT STANDS PROMINENTLY ABOVE THE PLAIN NEAR THE EASTERN MARGIN OF THE DOME ROCK MOUNTAINS.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Kyanite Primary
Talc-Soapstone Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Andalusite Ore
Dumortierite Ore
Kyanite Ore
Pyrophyllite Ore
Sillimanite Ore
Hematite Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Muscovite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Rutile Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Three Isomeric Aluminum Silicates, Andalusite, Kyanite, And Sillimanite, Are Associated With The Dumortierite And Show Alteration To Pyrophyllite Instead Of To Muscovite.

Analytical data

Result SPECIFIC GRAVITY IS ABOUT 2.73.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Mica Schist
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -114.24302, 34.62586

Ore body information

  • General form DIVERGENT, PARALLEL, OR CURVED MASSES
    Strike S70E
    Dip 65-80 N

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS TC10171

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS, 2ND ED.: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

  • Deposit

    PEIRCE, H.W., 1990, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS CARD FILE.

  • Deposit

    WILSON, E.D., 1929, AN OCCURRENCE OF DUMORTIERITE NEAR QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA: THE AMERICAN MINERALOGIST, V. 14, P. 373-381.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE OUTCROP TRENDS E-W AND IS DIVIDED INTO 2 SEGMENTS APPROXIMATELY 450 FT APART BY OUTWASH GRAVELS THAT ALSO CONCEAL ITS E AND W LIMITS. THE WESTERN SEGMENT IS ABOUT 200 FT LONG AND 35 FT WIDE. THE EASTERN SEGMENT IS 300 FT LONG AND 50 FT WIDE.
Deposit THIS RECORD CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE RECORD W007519 OF G.H. ESPENSHADE AND RECORDS TC00273 AND TC00274 OF T. WELLS WHICH HAVE BEEN DELETED FROM MAIN MRDS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-89 Bolm, Karen S. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-APR-93 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey