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.
The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
This page is currently not sponsored. To sponsor this page click here.