Monarch Mine (Mocking Bird Mine; Monarch Verde Mine; Statehood group), Cherry, Cherry Creek District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range), Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
‡Ref.: USGS Mineral Resources of the US (1907): Pt 1: 182.
Lindgren, W. (1926), Ore deposits of the Jerome and Bradshaw Mountains quadrangles, Arizona, USGS Bull. 782: 30, 105.
Wilson, E.D. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 29-30.
Anderson, C.A. & S.C. Creasey (1958), Geology and ore deposits of the Jerome area, Yavapai County, Arizona, USGS PP 308: Geology map.
USGS Bull. 1324-C.
USGS Cherry Quadrangle map.
U.S. Bureau of Mines - Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mining Technology file data.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10048058, MRDS ID #M800026; and Dep. ID #10186781, MAS ID #0040251436.
A former underground Au-Ag-Cu-Pb mine located 12 miles SSE of Jerome at 4,500 feet of altitude. Started 1886. Owned by Verde Mines Development Co.
Mineralization is several veins striking N.10º-20ºE. and dipping 32º-45ºW. and consisting of coarsely crystalline, white quartz in lenses several feet in maximum width and carrying bright yellow gold in wholly irregular pockets and small shoots. Ore control was faulting. Ore concentration was oxidation at near surface. No alteration was noted. An associated rock unit is the Cherry Quartz Diorite (informal name).
Local rock is fine-grained, light colored granite containing quartz, feldspar and a little biotite and hornblende with a few veinlets of epidote.
The mine was developed to 200 feet.
var: Milky Quartz
7 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.
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