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List of minerals species


Current list of minerals found in Bisbee.

Graemite Bisbee Arizona

Type species from Bisbee


To date, more than 325 distinct mineral species have been confirmed as occurring at Bisbee.  Of these, eight were first described as new species using specimens from this prolific locality, .......

azurite Bisbee Arizona

Bisbee goes to the World's Fair


In support of Arizona’s drive for statehood, the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company collected a number of fine mineral specimens from the Czar and Holbrook mines to demonstrate the wealth of the Arizona Territory......

azurite Bisbee Arizona

Where to see Bisbee Minerals


List of museums that hold important Bisbee minerals collections.

Post Mining Minerals

An overview of those minerals, which formed after mining had opened up new, previously buried areas.  When mining occurred, it introduced near-surface atmospheric conditions to the newly-opened areas, bringing oxygen, humidity and bacteria into contact with the previously buried minerals, thereby .....


calcite Bisbee Arizona


A synopsis of  the geological enviroment of  turquoise discovered in the Lavender Pit.  This is the popular material used in jewelry and is commonly marketed under the phrase "Bisbee Blue".  2mb pdf download

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calcite Bisbee Arizona


A listing of common minerals terms with their definitions.

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Mineral fluorescence  at  Bisbee Arizona

Mineral fluorescence, that phenomenon whereby a mineral actually glows when exposed to ultraviolet light, is an important, but often overlooked aspect of the overall mineralogy of many mineral deposits..... pdf 3mb

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Mineral gallery


Photos of Bisbee minerals.

Calcite Bisbee Arizona

Gallery by Species


Photos of Bisbee minerals sorted by species

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