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Tonopah-Belmont Mine (East Vulture Mine; Belmont-McNeil Mine; Economy Mining Co. Mine), Belmont Mountain, Tonopah, Osborn District, Big Horn Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
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Latitude: 33°38'52"N
Longitude: 112°55'56"W
 
 
A former underground Ag-Au-Pb-Cu mine located in the W½ sec. 36, T.4N., R.W. (Belmont Mountains 15 minute topo map), North of Tonopah and about 20 miles SW of Wickenburg in Belmont Mountain, a craggy, thin peak.

Mineralization involves veins cutting andesite in the Big Horn Mountains. These mountains are made up of a basement of Precambrian schist and gneiss, intruded, and partly covered by the Tertiary andesites.

Workings include a 500 foot deep shaft with levels at 100, 250, 400 & 500 feet.

Mineral List

Anglesite
Arsendescloizite
Arsentsumebite
Ashburtonite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Baryte
Bechererite (TL)
Boleite
Botallackite
Brochantite
Calcite
Caledonite
Cerussite
Chalcocite
Chalcophanite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
Chrysocolla
Clinoatacamite
Coronadite
Covellite
Creaseyite
Cryptomelane
Cumengeite
Descloizite
Diaboleite
Epidote
Galena
Gerhardtite
Goethite
Gold
Greenockite
Gypsum
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Herbertsmithite
Hydrozincite
Jarosite
Leadhillite
Linarite
Litharge
Malachite
Massicot
Mimetite
Minium
Molybdofornacite
Munakataite
Murdochite
Paralaurionite
Paratacamite
Phosgenite
Phosphohedyphane
Plattnerite
Plumbojarosite
Pyrite
Quartz
var: Amethyst
Rosasite
Saponite
Schmiederite
Shannonite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Vanadinite
Vauquelinite
Willemite
Wulfenite
Zincite
Zircon


70 entries listed. 69 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

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References

Tenney, J.B. (1928), The mineral industries of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 125: 83-84.

Elsing, M.J. & R.E.S. Heineman (1936), Arizona metal production, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 140: 94.

Mining Congress Journal, June, 1945: 69.

Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 28.

Moore, R.T., (1969), in Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 180 (USGS Bull. 871): 192.

Niemuth, N.J. (1987), Arizona Mineral Development 1984-1986, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Directory 29.

Allen, G.B. & W. Hunt (1988), The Tonopah-Belmont Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona, Mineralogical Record: 19(3): 139-144.

Rocks & Minerals (1988): 63: 328.

Rocks and Minerals (1989): 64: 58.

Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Rept. 92-10: 10 (Table 1).

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 112, 153, 164, 188, 192, 274, 278, 279, 290, 300, 303, 357, 413, 420, 429.

Giester, G. and B. Rieck (1996) Bechererite, (Zn,Cu)6Zn2(OH)13[(S,Si)(O,OH)4]2, a novel mineral species from the Tonopah-Belmont mine, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 81: 244-248.

Grant, Raymond W., Richard A. Bideaux & Sidney A. Williams (2006), Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995 to 2005: 1, 7, 8.

USGS 15 minute Belmont Mountains topo. map.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) Belmont-McNeil mine file.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10062455 & 10113715.

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