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Monte Cristo Mine (Julian Merger Mining property; Amethyst vein), Morgan Butte, Wickenburg Mts, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

Latitude: 34°3'52"N
Longitude: 112°34'58"W
‡Ref.: USGS Mineral Resources of the US (1907): Part 1: 182.

Weed, W.H. (1920) The Mines Handbook, Vol. XIV: 360.

Bastin, E.S. (1922), Primary native-silver ores near Wickenburg, Arizona, and their bearing on the genesis of the silver ores of Cobalt, Ontario, USGS Bull. 735: 131-155.

Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 9, 15, 20, 25, 27, 28.

Bilbrey, J.H., Jr. (1962) Cobalt. U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8103: 28.

Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Rept. 92-10: 17 (Table 1).

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 101, 129, 167, 213, 313, 335, 373, 390, 393.

Grant, Raymond W., Richard A. Bideaux & Sidney A. Williams (2006), Minerals Added to the Arizona List 1995 to 2005: 1.

USGS Morgan Butte Quadrangle map.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Monte Cristo Mine and Mill file.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10027541, MRDS ID #M003309; and, Dep. ID #10283899, MAS ID #0040251444.

A former underground Ag-Au-Cu-Ni-Co-As mine located in the W½ sec. 4, T8N, R3W (Morgan Butte 7.5 minute topo map), near Wickenburg. Claims also extend into the NE¼NW¼SW¼ of sec. 4.

Mineralization is ore in bands and lenses. Ore control was faulting, shearing and igneous activity - dikes. Ore concentration was oxidation at near surface. Alteration was minor to none.

Area structures include veins (and genetically related [?] dikes) that trend N10W to N40W and crosscut Precambrian fabric. Foliation in Precambrian schist and gneiss trends N25E to N65E.

Mineral List

Acanthite
Annabergite
Baryte
Chalcopyrite
Enargite
Nickeline
Nickelskutterudite
var: Chloanthite

Proustite
Pyrite
Silver
Skutterudite
Tennantite
var: Argentiferous Tennantite

Tetrahedrite


13 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.

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