Onyx Cave (Cave Hill deposit), Greaterville District, Santa Rita Mts, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
‡Ref.: USGS Mineral Resources (1913), Pt. 2: 1344.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 46, 47, 49;
Keith, Stanton B. (1975), Arizona Bureau of mines Bull. 191, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Cruz County Arizona: 55.
Peirce, H. Wesley (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 118, 152.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10062343, MRDS ID #TC35710; and, Dep. ID #10186427, MAS ID #0040230146.
A former small surface and underground onyx marble deposit located in the SW¼ sec. 1, T.20S, R.15E. (protracted), just N of Cave Creek near the junction with Sawmill Canyon, on National Forest land.
Mineralization is a relatively small deposit of partially massive, brownish travertine in a solution cave in faulted Permian limestone.
Workings are very minor operations in the early 1910's. A few blocks of onyx marble were extracted.
SMALL DEPOSIT OF PARTIALLY MASSIVE, BROWNISH TRAVERTINE IN SOLUTION CAVE.
Environment 1 Hydrologic unit code calculated 3-94 using GIS overlay analysis with 1:1000000(est) scale federal ownership boundaries.
Location 1 Production 1 MINOR PRODUCTION IN 1910'S.
var: Flos Ferri
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var: Limestone Onyx
3 entries listed. 1 valid mineral.
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Locality Updated: Osterberg district, Gernrode, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyFrom Thomas Lühr, 23rd May 2013 20:53:42