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Thunderbolt Mine (Silver Zone Mine), Black Canyon, Black Canyon District, Wickenburg Mts, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
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Latitude: 34°14'7"N
Longitude: 112°12'20"W
 
 
‡Ref.: Arizona Mining Journal (1917) September, 1917: 13.

Lindgren, W. (1926), Ore deposits of the Jerome and Bradshaw Mountains quadrangles, Arizona, USGS Bull. 782: 29, 158-159.

Guiteras, J.R. (1936) Gold Mining and Milling in the Black Canyon area, Yavapai County, Arizona. U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6905: 21.

Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 9.

Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 42.

Harrer, C.M. (1964), Reconnaissance of Iron Resources in Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8236: 108.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 170, 340, 373.

USGS Bumble Bee Quadrangle map.

U.S. Bureau of Mines - Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mining Technology file data.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Eclipse group file.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Thunderbolt file.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10027171, MRDS ID M002365; and, Dep. ID #10186342, MAS ID #0040251487.

A former underground Ag-Pb-Zn-Au-Cu mine located on the east side of Black Canyon, 3½ miles SE of Turkey Creek Station. Discovered 1905. Produced 1911-1968. Owned by D.J. Thompson; and, the Black Canyon Mining Co., Kansas City, MO.

Mineralization is a flat vein in amphibolite schist traceable for 1 mile and dips N.20ºW. at several feet in maximum width. Ore body is tabular. Ore has a quartz gangue. Ore control was faulting and shearing. Concentration was oxidation at near surface.

Area structures include low-angle (less than 40 degrees) veins cut across foliation. Foliation and transposed bedding in metavolcanic rocks trend N-S.

Workings include an 1,800 foot long tunnel that connects with the shaft on the hill 240 feet higher. Some 750 tons of ore shipped.

Mineral List

Ankerite
Calcite
Chlorargyrite
Galena
Proustite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Silver
Sphalerite


9 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

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