Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

January Mine (Padre Mine; Pádrez Mine), January & Norton Mine group (January and Norton Mine group), Flux Gulch, Alum Gulch, Harshaw District, Patagonia Mts, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
 
‡Ref.: Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, AZ, USGS Bull. 582: 251, 253.

Schrader, F.C. (1917), The geologic distribution and genesis of the metals in the Santa Rita-Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, Economic Geology: 12: 237-269.

Kartchner, W.E. (1944) The geology and ore deposits of a portion of the Harshaw district, Patagonia Mountains, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation, 100 p..

Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 15.

Keith, Stanton B. (1975), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 191, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Cruz County Arizona: 59 (Table 4).

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 101.

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
A Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu-Au (Mn) mine located in the SE ¼ sec. 32, T.22S. R.16E., near the head of Alum Gulch, about 1 mile south of the World's Fair Mine and 1½ miles west of Harshaw, and about 1/3 mile north of the Red Bird Mine, on the northeast side of the canyon. Owned at times, or in part, by Blue Flag Mining Co., Summit County, Colorado (1882-circa 1915); Farrell; January Mines Co.; Big Jim Mines, Inc.; and the American Smelting and refining Corp. (ASARCO).

Mineralization is strong and persistent quartz vein, with rich argentiferous cerussite in the oxide zone with sulfides in depth, in a fault zone cutting altered Cretaceous andesite. Wall rock is locally strongly pyritized and propylitized. Manganese and iron oxide gossan. Alum and sulfur are found leaching from the dump.

The vein is the continuation of the Red Bird dike or vein, and where opened on this property, is 6 to 7 feet wide. It strikes N.30ºW. and dips 75ºNE.

Workings include operations from 2 old shafts and the neighboring Trench Mine. Worked from the early 1870's for high-grade silver ore and in 1925-1928 and 1944-1949 for zinc and lead. Total production was probably some 71,000 tons of ore averaging about 6% Zn, 4% Pb, 7 oz. Ag/T, and minor copper and gold.

Mineral List



5 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.

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.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2015, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: July 3, 2015 11:53:05 Page generated: January 17, 2015 01:16:56