Wildflower Mine (Anaconda tunnel; Sabronje shoot; Sabronje drift; Patented claims 1232; 1233; 1235; 1236; 4542; 4544; Green Mountain Gen. No. 289 claim), Towers Mountain area, Pine Grove District, Bradshaw Mts (Bradshaw Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
‡Ref.: Lindgren, W. (1926), Ore deposits of the Jerome and Bradshaw Mountains quadrangles, Arizona, USGS Bull. 782: 166-167.
Wilson, E.D., Cunningham, J.B., and Butler, G.M. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining (revised 1967), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 57.
Elsing, M.J. and Heineman, E.S. (1936) Arizona Metal Production, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 140: 101.
Guiteras, J.R. (1936) Gold Mining and Milling in the Black Canyon area, Yavapai County, Arizona. U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6905: 41.
Sawyer, M.B., Gurmendi, A.C., Daley, M.R., and Howell, S.B. (1992) Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 334 pp.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District Sheet 210 & 211.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Wildflower Mine file.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10102573, MRDS ID #M004297; and Dep. ID #10161607, MAS ID #0040251603.
A former underground Au-Ag-Cu-Zn-Pb mine located 3,000 feet East of Towers Mountain on 13 unpatented claims and at an altitude of about 6,800 feet. Owned by the Bradshaw Reduction Co. Discovered 1917. Produced 1917-1919. Claims extend into the W½NW¼SW¼ of sec. 3, the E½SE¼ of sec. 4 and the N½NE¼NW¼ of sec. 9.
Mineralization is a vein with 2 oreshoots. Ore bodies are irregular and hosted in the Tower Mountain Metagabbro (informal name). The North shoot at 22,000 tons and the Sabronje shoot estimated at 32,000 tons of ore. Ore control was faulting and fracturing.The country rock is much mixed, quartz diorite, diorite, quartz-porphyry and amphibolite. Well-defined fissure vein with quartz-sulfide filling. The country rock is sericitized and contains particles of sulfides.
Area structures include foliation that trends N25E. Veins parallel regional foliation.
Workings include openings for 4,400 feet along the vein; a shaft at 700 feet deep inclined 60º WNW and with levels at 110, 200, 300 and 400 feet. The 400 foot level connects with the Wildflower tunnel that is 3,100 feet long. Production was $104,000 from 13,000 tons of ore milled averaging $9/T (period values). Started 1917 and closed 1919.
8 entries listed. 7 valid minerals.
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Locality Updated: Eldredge, San Juan Mts, Ouray Co., Colorado, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 5th Dec 2013 23:55:32