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Golden Belt Mine (Golden Turkey Extension Mine), Cleator, Black Canyon District, Wickenburg Mts, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

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‡Ref.: 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: 52-53.

Elsing, M.J. and Heineman, E.S. (1936) Arizona Metal Production, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 140: 102.

Guiteras, J.R. (1936) Gold Mining and Milling in the Black Canyon area, Yavapai County, Arizona. U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6905: 6-14.

USGS Cleator Quadrangle map.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Golden Turkey file.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Golden Belt Mine and Mill file.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10027168, MRDS ID #M002351; and, Dep. ID #10137743, MAS ID #0040250806.

A former underground Au-Ag-Pb mine located a few hundred feet North of the Golden Turkey Mine. Discovered by George Zika (1873); later owned and reopened in 1931 by the Golden Belt Mines, Inc. (1931- ). Last produced 1961.

Mineralization is Precambrian schist intruded by dikes of siliceous to basic porphyry. The Golden Belt vein strikes N.60ºE. and dips from 10º to 23º SE and occurs within a fissure zone of a probable thrust fault. The ore body is tabular and the vein is a few inches to about 3 feet wide and Assayed at $5 to $40 Au/T (period values), and 1 to 10 oz Ag/T. Ore control was faulting and shearing. Concentration was oxidation at near surface.

Area structures include folikation and transposed bedding in metavolcanic rocks. Low angle (less than 40 degrees) veins follow low angle faults that cut across foliation.

Workings include an 800 foot long, irregular inclined shaft (Jan, 1934) & several 100 foot drifts and stopes.

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