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Weaver Mining District (Virginia Mining District; Mocking Bird Mining District), Weaver Mts, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USAi
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Weaver Mining District (Virginia Mining District; Mocking Bird Mining District)Mining District
Weaver MtsMountain Range
Yavapai Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° North , 112° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~6km
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Ref.: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton, Prescott, AZ (1881): 56.

History of Arizona, Second state legislature, Chapter XV - Formation of the Mining Districts: 302-304.

Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 66.

This is the oldest mining district in Yavapai County (founded 1863). It is located on the SW margin of the Weaver Mts. in the vicinity of Octave and Stanton, about 35 miles South from Prescott in southern Yavapai Co. This is a gold mining district.

The range or plateau's front rises abruptly for more than 2,000 feet. These mountains are comprised mainly of granite, diorite & schist intruded by numerous aplites, pegmatites and basic dikes. Overlain in places by lavas. The principal gold-bearing veins of this district occur within gently NNW-ward dipping fault zones and are of the mesothermal quartz-pyrite-galena type.

The founding of the district is well documented (grammar and spelling not corrected):

Name and Boundary of District.

1st. This District shall be known as Weaver District and bounded as follows - to wit, commencing at the mouth or sink of the Hassayamp Creek following up the eastern bank of said creek to the Tanks on the Southern boundary line of Walkers, thence West to the head of the Canyon of the St. Maria, thence southerly to Indian Springs continuing in said direction crossing Date Creek near the Indian cemetery ten miles from said crossing, thence east to the place of beginning.

Size of Claims.

2nd - The size of Claims in this District shall be one hundred & fifty feet on creeks or Gulches and seventy five feet on each side.

Number of Claims, &C.

3d No person shall hold but one claim in this District except the original discoverers (Ten in number) and the discoverer of new creek or Gulch diggings who are & shall be entitled to one additional claim, all claims worked & recorded within five days from the time of location shall hold good for sixty days. After the expiration of said sixty days all claims shall be worked on one day in ten.

Arbitration.

4th. All disputes in refference to mining claims in this District to be settled by arbitration.

Mexicans.

5th No citizens of Mexico shall hold or work claims in this District except the boy Lorenzo Para who is one of the original discoverers, and should the miners employ any of the said citizens of Mexico, they will be held responsible for their good behavior, and should the said employer fail to comply with this article he or they shall forfeit all interest in the mines & leave the District.

Purchasing Claims.

6th. No person or persons shall purchase or sell any claims in this District for sixty days from the adoption of these laws, nor shall any person take up and hold claims for non-residents of the District.

Recorder.

7th. There shall be one Recorder elected whose duty shall be to record mining claims & bills of sale & preserve the laws of the district in a book or books to be kept for that purpose, said Records to be open for examination (free). His term of office shall be three months & until his successor is elected. He shall post or cause to be posted notices in three public places of the District notifying the miners of the expiration of his term, stating the time & place of election, and deliver to his successor all Books Papers and Maps belonging to his office. His fees for Recording shall be one dollar for each claim, and one dollar for each Bill of Sale. No Bills of Sale of claims will be valid unless recorded within forty-eight hours after date.

Called Meetings.

8th. Any five miners can call a meeting of the miners of the District by Posting notices in three public places of the District stating the object of the meeting, giving five days notice and signing their names to said notices.

June 25th, 1863

Arthur M. Henry, Recorder

Another district founded - mind your Mexican employees' behavior!

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13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 105.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026939, MRDS ID #M001181.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chalcopyrite var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite
Formula: (Cu,Au)FeS2
Description: Sparse; 8 to 25 oz. Au/T.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 66-67; Wilson, E.D. (1938), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 145: 130-132.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Occurs in dikes.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 215; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 100.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Galena var: Auriferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Description: More than 100 oz. Au/T.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 66-67; Wilson, E.D. (1938), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 145: 130-132.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrite var: Auriferous Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: 3.5 to 7 oz. Au/T.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 66-67; Wilson, E.D. (1938), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 145: 130-132.
Ramsdellite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Habit: Equant to tabular crystals to about 5 mm long; in masses.
Description: Occurs as masses of crystals.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 351.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10026939, MRDS ID #M001181.
Weeksite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 418.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite2.CB.10a(Cu,Au)FeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Auriferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Auriferous Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ramsdellite4.DB.15aMn4+O2
Group 9 - Silicates
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Weeksite9.AK.30K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Ramsdellite4.4.7.1Mn4+O2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Weeksite53.3.2.1K2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Chalcopyrite
var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite
-(Cu,Au)FeS2
Galena
var: Auriferous Galena
-PbS
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite
-FeS2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RamsdelliteMn4+O2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S Chalcopyrite (var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite)(Cu,Au)FeS2
S Pyrite (var: Auriferous Pyrite)FeS2
S Galena (var: Auriferous Galena)PbS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn RamsdelliteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Chalcopyrite (var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite)(Cu,Au)FeS2
Fe Pyrite (var: Auriferous Pyrite)FeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu Chalcopyrite (var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite)(Cu,Au)FeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CeCerium
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Chalcopyrite (var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite)(Cu,Au)FeS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb Galena (var: Auriferous Galena)PbS
UUranium
U WeeksiteK2(UO2)2(Si5O13) · 4H2O

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