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Safford Well, San Simon Valley, Graham Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 47' 40'' North , 109° 39' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.7944444444, -109.655555556
A brine well and salt deposit located in sec. 22, T7S, R25E and in sec. 26, T7S, R26E.

Mineralization is 120,000 ppm dissolved solids, mostly Na and Cl in sample taken from 1250 feet (section 22). In section 26, core revealed discrete halite crystals in mudstone.

Workings are a water well 375 meters deep. Occurrences suggest that the San Simon Valley might contain significant quantities of salt and related substances.

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1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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Peirce, H.W. (1969b) Mineral and Water Resources of Arizona: U.S. 90th. Congress, 2nd. Session, Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs 419, 422.

Peirce, H.W. (1981) Major Arizona Salt Deposits: Arizona Field Notes: 11(4): 1-5.

Peirce, H. Wesley (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file;

MRDS database Dep. ID #10014842, MRDS ID #D011824.

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