Silver Camp Mine (McGinty Mine; Golden Belle Mine; Eldorado Mine; Parent Mine; Question Mine; Silver Camp group), Dos Cabezas (Two Heads) DIstrict, Dos Cabezas Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
‡Ref.: Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise County, Arizona: 62 (Table 4).
Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 6 (Table 1).
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10046176, MRDS ID #M241009.
A former small underground Cu-Ag-Au mine located on 8 patented and 8 unpatented claims in 1969, in the NW ¼ sec. 12, T.14S., R.27E. (R.26E. ?) (Simmons Peak 7.5 minute topo map), approximately 6 miles NE of Dos Cabezas, on private land. Produced 1885-1937. Owned by Ms Ethel M. Pidgeon (1969). Operated by the Parent Mining Co.
Mineralization is spotty copper oxides, and sulfides with magnetite and garnet in a fault block of pyrometamorphosed Paleozoic limestones cut by diabase dikes and with silver mineralization and some gold in a quartz-pyrite vein along a fault fissure and at diabase and rhyolite dike intersections. Major country rock is Laramide volcanics and intrusive granitic rock.
Local structures incolude a major N-S-trending fault running through the area. Mineralization is on the west, downthrown side.
Workings include a few thousand feet of work from tunnels and shafts. First claims in the district. Over 500 tons of ore were produced in the late 1880's. A few tens of tons were shipped in the 1930's.
6 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.
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Locality Updated: Trübenbach, Gaming, Mostviertel, Lower Austria, AustriaFrom Harald Schillhammer, 23rd May 2013 08:47:24