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Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
A Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag-Au-Mo (V) & limestone-silica flux mining area located in T.12-15S., R.11-13E. This district lies to the West of Tucson. The city has caught up with the mining areas and some of the mines are now inaccessible due to private property and residential development.
Mineralization is varied: (1) Scattered, usually small, irregular, quartz-fissure veins containing spotty base metal sulfides with gold and silver values. Also relatively small contact metamorphic and replacement deposits of partly oxidized base metal sulfides, locally containing molybdenum and vanadium minerals. Veins cut complex series of altered and deformed Cretaceous volcanics while contact metamorphic and replacement deposits are in limestone lenses in the volcanics or in erratic blocks of Paleozoic (?) limestone engulfed in later volcanics or intrusives and usually associated with igneous dikes.; (2) Weakly disseminated copper mineralization in fractured and altered Laramide intrusive and bordering volcanics; (3) Folded and faulted Paleozoic limestone; and, (4) Quartz-rich zones in volcanics containing weak and spotty copper mineralization.
Workings are mostly relatively shallow shafts, tunnels, and open cuts. One major limestone quarry for cement manufacture. Sporadic production since prior to 1900 of some 34,000 tons of ore containing about 260 tons of Cu, 335 tons of Pb, 187 tons of Zn, 27,000 oz. of silver, 1,000 oz. of gold and 17 tons of Mo concentrates. Over 14,000,000 tons of limestone used for cement manufacture. Some silica smelter flux was also produced.
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Locality Updated: Mt Wyatt area, Whitsunday Region, Queensland, AustraliaFrom Steve Sorrell, 19th May 2013 05:43:10