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Red Rock claims, Ward Canyon, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

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A former surface Mn-Cu mine located on 3 unpatented claims in the W½ sec. 32, T4S, R30E, 1.2 miles SE of Clifton, in Ward Canyon, on state land. Discovered and operated by Matt and Ed Danenhaver and Ernest W. Foote in 1953.

Mineralization is an irregular ore body 304.8 meters long, 6.1 meters wide, striking N55E and dipping 60SE. An associated rock unit is the Precambrian granite-granodiorite complex Ore control was a NE-trending fault zone in granite. Ore concentration was ineralization along seams and fracture planes; local enrichments of brecciated areas; and pods and irregular concentrations are found at fracture intersections. Alteration is minor. The outcrop is visible in the cliffs on the N side of Ward Canyon, and along the W side of an unnamed south-trending tributary canyon.

Area structures include ore deposits occurring in fracture zones cutting Precambrian granite and Quaternary Gila Conglomerate. The fracture zone consists of a series of more or less parallel fractures, crosscutting seams, and brecciated areas.

Exploration and assessment work only. No ore produced as of 1961.

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2 entries listed. 1 valid mineral.

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Farnham, L.L., Stewart, L.A., and Delong, C.W. (1961), Manganese Deposits of Eastern Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7990: 102.

Bennett (1975) Geology and Origin of the Breccias in the Morenci-Metcalf District, Greenlee County, Arizona, MS thesis, University of Arizona, 153 pp.

U.S. Bureau of Mines files, Red Rock claims.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources file data, Danenhaver-Danenhaver-Anderson-Rapier Exploration Project.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10048277, MRDS ID #M800400.

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