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Iron Hive Mine, Black Peak area, Copper Hill, Globe Hills, Globe Hills District, Globe-Miami District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA

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A former surface and underground Mn mine located in the NE¼NE¼ sec. 12, T1N, R15E, about 1 mile N of Copper Hill ghost town, about 1 mile NW of Black Peak, and about 3¼ miles N of Globe, on federal land. Discovered 1953, closed in 1954. The Iron Hive group consists of two contiguous claims which were previously part of a larger group, the Mineral Farm, owned by Moline and Arizona Copper Co. in the 1920's. The Iron Hive was sold in the 1930's to F.A. Bennet and in 1953 to F.A. Sitton.

Mineralization is lens-shaped ore bodies. The ore zone is 76.2 meters long, 9.14 meters wide. The best ore had been selectively mined from higher grade bands lenticular bunches ranging from 4 to 6 feet in width. They appear to be largely localized along the west side of the zone. An associated rock unit is diabase.

The ore was mined from several scattered open cuts and shallow adit workings. The workings total 30.48 meters in length, 3.05 meters in width and 15.24 meters deep. The deposit was explored at greater depth by three or more rotary drill holes about 4 inches in diameter.

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Wilson, E.D. and Butler, G.M. (1930), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 127, Manganese Ore Deposits in Arizona: 62.

Farnham, L.L., Stewart, L.A., and Delong, C.W. (1961), Manganese Deposits of Eastern Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7990: 53.

Peterson, Nels P. (1962) Geology and Ore Deposits of the Globe Miami District, USGS PP 342: 131.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Moline and Arizona file.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10102476, MRDS ID #M002924; and Dep. ID #10258339, MAS ID #0040070031.

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