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Queen of Sheba Mine (La Aguila patented claim; La Firmos Mine), Vulture Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 52' 15'' North , 112° 42' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.8708333333, -112.705555556
An underground Ag-Au-Cu mine.

Workings included a shaft and an apparent auxillary shaft (air shaft ?). This latter working still exists as a fenced shallow verticle opening with an apparent drift at the bottom and is located several hundred feet from the main shaft and dumps.

Field Observations: As of February 3, 2006, the site appears to be substantially reclaimed. The shaft collar is apparent but only a shallow pit remains. Dumps are bulldozed but the remnants are accessible for collecting. Outcrops containing specularite are also accessible.

Blue Cu mineralization forming radial-fibrous structures with "hairy" coatings were collected but remain unidentified.

Mineral List

11 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

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Niemuth, N.J. (1987), Arizona Mineral Development 1984-1986, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Directory 29.

USGS 7.5 minute Wickenburg SW topo. map

Bureau of Land Management Mining District sheet.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) Queen of Sheba file.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) La Aguila & La Firmosa claims file.

MRDS files #10064164 & 10234950.

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