Gold Gulch placers (Inspiration placers; Teviston placers), Teviston District, Dos Cabezas Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
‡Ref.: Wilson, E.D. (1927), Arizona gold placers, 2nd. Edition (revised), University of Arizona Bull. 124: 51-52.
Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 135 (1933), Arizona gold placers and placering: 69-70.
Wilson, E.D. (1961) Gold Placers and Placering in Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 168 (revised 1978): 68-69.
Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise County, Arizona: 72 (Table 4).
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 236;
Arizona Bureau of Mines files.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10046227, MRDS ID #M241088; and, Dep. ID #10159475, MAS ID #0040030143.
A former small surface Au placers mine located in the eastern ½ sec. 35 & West-central sec. 36, T.13S., R.26E, approximately 10 miles E of Willcox, on private land. Owned/operated at times, or in part, by the Cochise Mining Co., Inspiration Placers, Inc., Gilman Rice, and the Gold Gulch Mining Co.
Mineralization is a placer gold deposit covering about 300 acres on the NE side of the Dos Cabezas Mountains, in shallow alluvium and gravel covering a granitic pediment in a mountain basin.
This placer area is a pediment floored with granite and dike rocks and more or less mantled with soil and gravels. The gravels on the pediment consist largely of coarse- to fine-grained granitic sand together with varying amounts of clay and a considerable percentage of coarse, semi-rounded boulders.
Workings are mainly a dry placer operation. Estimated activity is over 18,000 cubic yards of alluvium were treated during various periods from the early 1900's to 1940.
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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