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Ref.: Blanchard, R.C. (1913) The geology of the western Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona: New York, Columbia University, Ph.D. dissertation, 80 p.

Gassaway, J.S. (1972) Geology of the Lincoln Ranch Basin, Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona: San Diego, San Diego State University, undergraduate thesis, 64 p.

Gassaway, J.S. (1972) Late Tertiary sediments in the Lincoln Ranch basin, Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 5(1): 47.

Barry, W.L. (1979) K-Ar dating of the Whipple and Buckskin Mountains regions: San Diego, San Diego State University, unpublished manuscript, 27 p.

Davis, G.A., Anderson, J.L., Frost, E.G., and Shackelford, T.J. (1979) Regional Miocene detachment faulting and early Tertiary (?) mylonitization, Whipple-Buckskin-Rawhide Mountains, southeastern California and western Arizona, in Abbott, P.L., ed., Geological excursions in the southern California area, Original papers and field trip roadlogs prepared for the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 1979: San Diego, San Diego State University, Department of Geological Sciences, p. 75-108.

Frost, E.G. (1979) Growth fault character of Tertiary detachment, faulting, Whipple Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, and Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 11(7): 429.

Heidrick, T.L., coord. (1980) Mylonitization, detachment faulting, and associated mineralization, Whipple Mountains, California, and Buckskin Mountains, Arizona - Arizona Geological Society 1980 Spring Field Trip, March 28, 29, 30, 1980: Arizona Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, 51 p.

Martin, D.L., Barry, W.L., Krummenacher, D., and Frost, E. (1980) K-Ar dating of mylonitization and detachment faulting in the Whipple Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, and the Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 12(3): 118.

Reynolds, S.J. (1980) Harquahala, Harcuvar, Buckskin, and Rawhide Mountains - Geology, in Coney, P.J., and Reynolds, S.J., Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes and their uranium favorability, with contributions by G.H. Davis, S.B. Keith, P.F. Trevor, S.H. Lingrey, C.F. Kluth, D.C. Ferris, J.F. Dubois, and J.J. Hardy: U.S. Department of Energy Report GJBX-258(80), p. 560-567.

Woodward, R.J., and Osborne, G.M. (1980) Low-angle detachment faulting and multiple deformation of the central Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 12(3): 160.

Frost, E.G. (1981) Structural style of detachment faulting in the Whipple Mountains, California, and Buckskin Mountains, Arizona: Arizona Geological Society Digest: 13: 25-29.

Frost, E.G. (1981) Mid-Tertiary detachment faulting in the Whipple Mountains, California, and Buckskin Mountains, Arizona, and its relationship to the development of major antiforms and synforms [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 13(2): 57.

Osborne, G.M. (1981) The structural geology of the Squaw Peak area of the Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona: Los Angeles, University of Southern California, M.S. thesis, 164 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:12,000.

Woodward, R.J. (1981) The structural geology of the Swansea area, east-central Buckskin Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona: Los Angeles, University of Southern California, M.S. thesis, 106 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:12,000.

Gross, W.W., and Hillemeyer, F.L. (1982) Geometric analysis of upper-plate fault patterns in the Whipple-Buckskin detachment terrane, in Frost, E.G., and Martin, D.L., eds., Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Colorado River region, California, Arizona, and Nevada - Anderson-Hamilton Volume: San Diego, Cordilleran Publishers, p. 256-273.

Wilkins, J. and Heidrick, T.L. (1982) Base and Precious Metal Mineralization Related to Low-Angle Tectonic Features in the Whipple Mountains, California and Buckskin Mountains, Arizona. In: Mesozoic-Cenozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Colorado River Region, California, Arizona, and Nevada. Cordilleran Publisher:

Frost, E.G. (1983) Structural geology of a portion of the Whipple-Buckskin detachment terrane, southeastern California and western Arizona: Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Ph.D. dissertation, 333 p.

Halfkenny, R.D., Jr. (1985) Thermal, mechanical, chemical and fluid regimes associated with detachment zones in the Buckskin Mountain metamorphic core complex, Arizona: Petrographic, chemical and isotopic considerations: London, Ontario, B.S. honors thesis, 430 p.

Spencer, J.E., and Welty, J.W. (1985) Reconnaissance geology of mineralized areas in parts of the Buckskin, Rawhide, McCracken, and northeast Harcuvar Mountains, western Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Open-File Report 85-06, 31 p.

Frost, E.G., and Okaya, D.A. (1986) Geometry of detachment faulting and folding between the Rawhide-Buckskin-Harcuvar-Harquahala Mountains, Arizona, and the Colorado Plateau from reprocessed industry seismic data [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 18(2): 107.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1986) Field trip guide to selected parts of the Harquahala, Granite Wash, and Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona, in Beatty, B., and Wilkinson, P.A.K., eds., Frontiers in geology and ore deposits of Arizona and the Southwest: Arizona Geological Society Digest: 16: 382-389.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1986) Geologic map of the Lincoln Ranch Basin, eastern Buckskin Mountains, western Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Open-File Report 86-02, 5 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.

Spencer, J.E., Reynolds, S.J., and Lehman, N.E. (1986) Field Trip Guidebook #8 - Mesozoic through Miocene low-angle tectonics and related mineralization, Harquahala-Granite Wash-Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona, March 21-23, 1986, Frontiers in geology and ore deposits of Arizona and the Southwest Symposium: Arizona Geological Society, 35 p.

Spencer, J.E., Reynolds, S.J., and Lehman, N.E. (1986) Geologic map of the Planet-Mineral Hill area, northwestern Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Open-File Report 86-09, 13 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.

Fryxell, J.E., Richard, S.M., Sutter, J.F., and Lucchitta, I. (1987) Contrasting 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of minerals from lower plate rocks of the Buckskin-Bullard-Eagle Eye detachment fault system, west-central Arizona [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 19(7): 670.

Marshak, R.S., Vander-Meulen, M., and Bhagat, S. (1987) Geology of the Battleship Peak area, Buckskin Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Miscellaneous Map MM-87-B, 1 sheet, scale 1:8,000.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1987) Interaction between Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic features in the Buckskin Mountains and adjacent areas, west-central Arizona and southeastern California [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 19(7): 852-853.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1987) Geologic map of the Swansea-Copper Penny area, central Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Open-File Report 87-02, 10 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:12,000.

Spencer, J.E., Reynolds, S.J., Anderson, J.L., Davis, G.A., Laubach, S.E., Richard, S.M., and Marshak, Stephen (1987) Field-trip guide to parts of the Harquahala, Granite Wash, Whipple, and Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona and southeastern California, in Davis, G.H., and VandenDolder, E.M., eds., Geologic diversity of Arizona and its margins: Excursions to choice areas; Field-trip guidebook, 100th Annual Meeting, The Geological Society of America, Phoenix, Arizona, October 26-29, 1987: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Special Paper 5, p. 351-364.

Bryant, Bruce, and Wooden, J.L. (1988) Lower plate rocks of the Buckskin Mountains, Arizona: A progress report, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 47-50.

Grubensky, M.J. (1989) Geology of postdetachment, Miocene volcanic rocks in the southwestern Buckskin Mountains, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 255-262.

Halfkenny, R.D., Jr., Kerrich, R., and Rehrig, W.A. (1989) Fluid regimes and geochemical mass transport in the development of mylonites and chloritic breccias at Copper Penny, Buckskin Mountains, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 190-202.

Kerrich, R., Rehrig, W.A., and McLarty, E. (1989) Volcanic rocks in the suprastructure of metamorphic core complexes, southwest Arizona: Geochemical and isotopic evidence for primary magma types and secondary hydrothermal regimes, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 203-214.

Lehman, Norman E., and Spencer, J.E. (1989) Mineralization in the central part of the Planet mineral district, northwestern Buckskin Mountains, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 215-222.

Marshak, R.S., and Vander-Muelen, M. (1989) Geology of the Battleship Peak area, southern Buckskin Mountains, Arizona - Structural style below the Buckskin detachment fault, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 51-66.

Reynolds, S.J., and Spencer, J.E. (1989) Pre-Tertiary rocks and structures in the upper plate of the Buckskin detachment fault, west-central Arizona, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 67-102.

Spencer, J.E., comp. (1989) Compilation geologic map of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, Plate 3, scale 1:100,000.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1989) Introduction to the geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 1-10.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1989) Tertiary structure, stratigraphy, and tectonics of the Buckskin Mountains, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 103-167.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds. (1989) Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, 280 p., 3 sheets, scales 1:24,000, 1:42,850, and 1:100,00.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1989) Overview of the geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains: Arizona Geology [Arizona Geological Survey]: 19(2): 1, 6-11.

Spencer, J.E., Reynolds, S.J., and Lehman, N.E. (1989) Geologic map of the Planet-Mineral Hill area, northwestern Buckskin Mountains, west-central Arizona, and Appendix A: Map-unit descriptions and cross sections for Plate 2, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 263-269, Plate 2, scale 1:24,000.

Spencer, J.E., and Welty, J.W. (1989) Geology of mineral deposits in the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 223-254.

Spencer, J.E., Shafiqullah, M., Miller, R.J., and Pickthorn, L.G. (1989) K-Ar geochronology of Miocene extensional tectonism, volcanism, and potassium metasomatism in the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, in Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J., eds., Geology and mineral resources of the Buckskin and Rawhide Mountains, west-central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Bulletin 198, p. 184-189.

Richard, S.M., Fryxell, J.E., and Sutter, J.F. (1990) Tertiary structure and thermal history of the Harquahala and Buckskin Mountains, west central Arizona: Implications for denudation by a major detachment fault system: Journal of Geophysical Research: 95(B12): 19,973-19,987.

Spencer, J.E., and Reynolds, S.J. (1993) Stratigraphy of middle Tertiary rocks in the central and eastern Buckskin Mountains, west-central Ariz., in Sherrod, D.R., and Nielson, J.E., eds., Tertiary stratigraphy of highly extended terranes, California, Arizona, and Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2053, p. 149-150.

Bryant, Bruce, Wooden, J.L., Gehrels, G.E., and Spencer, J.E. (1996) Plutonic and metamorphic history, northern part of Harcuvar metamorphic complex, Buckskin and eastern Harcuvar Mountains, west-central Arizona [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs: 28(5): 51.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Azurite
Baryte
Bornite
Brochantite
Calcite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
'Clay'
Cummingtonite
Cuprite
Dioptase
Epidote
Fluorite
Gold
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Hematite
var: Specularite
Lepidolite
'Limonite'
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Natroalunite
Opal
var: Opal-AN

'Psilomelane'
'Pumice'
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Quartz
var: Jasper
Siderite
'Wad'


39 entries listed. 27 valid minerals.

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