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Stockton Hill Mining District (Stockton Camp Mining District), Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mountains (Cerbat Range), Mohave County, Arizona, USAi
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Stockton Hill Mining District (Stockton Camp Mining District)Mining District
Wallapai Mining DistrictMining District
Cerbat Mountains (Cerbat Range)Mountain Range
Mohave CountyCounty
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° North , 113° West (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~22km
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The Stockton Hill district joins the Cerbat district on the east, and is about parallel and coextensive with it north and south, being situated on the opposite slope of the mountains. It is about 4 miles in width and but little more in length. It ranges in elevation from 3,500 feet at the edge of Hualpai Valley on the east to 5,500 feet at the crest of the range.

The principal and oldest camp is Stockton Hill, situated in the foothills in the eastern part of the district, 10 miles north of Kingman, at an elevation of about 4,800 feet. It dates from early in the sixties, when the principal veins were first discovered and began to produce. In former days much of the ore was shipped to Swansea, Wales, but later it was treated in the Mineral Park and Cerbat mills and shipped to the smelters in San Francisco and to New Mexico. At present the ore is hauled by wagon to Barry or Kingman, whence it is shipped, mostly to Needles. The district is reported to have, produced many million dollars' worth of ore.

TOPOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY

The topography is generally rough, but the mines are nearly all accessible by wagon roads, mostly of easy grade. The drainage issues eastward into Hualpai Valley, mainly through several short side valleys or transverse washes the Canyon Station, C. 0. D., I. X. L. (known as I. X. L. Basin from the width and open character of its middle part), Cupel, Treasure Hill, and May well. In their upper parts most of the washes contract into V-shaped gulches.

The country rock is the pre-Cambrian gneiss and schist complex. It is reddish brown and iron stained and is intruded by dikes of granite porphyry, diabase, and other rocks, mostly of basic character. The schistosity trends about N. 30° E. and dips usually vertically or at steep angles to the northwest. The dominant jointing or sheeting strikes northwest.

ORE DEPOSITS AND MINES

The deposits occur in pre-Cambrian gneiss or schist, intruded in places by a later aplitic granite or by basic dikes. They are fissure veins, which in general strike northwesterly and are vertical or dip at steep angles to the northeast. The gangue is quartz and the ores contain chiefly silver, with some gold, lead, and copper. Primary sulphide minerals are galena, zinc blende, chalcopyrite, and pyrite, but the district owes its reputation to the rich silver ores, such as native silver, cerargyrite, argentite, and ruby silver, which were found in large quantities in the upper levels. The water level is about 100 feet below the surface. Galena is often found above it, while rich silver minerals descend to a considerable distance below it. The
greatest depth attained is 400 feet.

The district contains about 10 mines, of which the principal are the Banner Group, Treasure Hill, Little Chief, Cupel, Prince George, De La Fontaine, C. O. D., and Sixty-three.

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24 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153, Minerals of AZ: 15.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: MRDS file #10027727.; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027727.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Sooty variety.
Reference: Granger, H.C. & Raup, R.B. (1962), USGS Bull. 1147-A, Recon. Study of Uranium Deposits in AZ: A22-A23.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: University of Arizona Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 29.; MRDS file #10027779
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 169.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027771.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Copper Stain'
Reference: Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and the Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona: USGS Bulletin 397: 112-113.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Reference: [Mineralogical Record 29:174]
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities:
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 235.
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 61.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: MRDS file #10027726.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: MRDS file #10027726.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Description: In relatively large quantities.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 335; Schrader, F.C. (1907), The mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave Co., AZ, USGS Bull.340: 53-83; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153, Minerals of AZ: 27.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 340; Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore deposits of the Wallapai district, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 44:663-705.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Reference: MRDS file #10027441.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:650-662
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MRDS file #1002773.
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: MRDS file #1010246.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Description: As solid chunks & as masses of wire silver.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153, Minerals of AZ: 9.; USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027727.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 56.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: MRDS file #10027729.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: [Mineralogical Record 29:174]
Vanadinite var:
Formula: Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Description: Sheaflike bundles & singular, doubly-terminated crystals.
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. & Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 73.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Goslarite7.CB.40ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Copper Stain'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Goslarite29.6.11.2ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Copper Stain'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
O Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O UraniniteUO2
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
V Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn GoslariteZnSO4 · 7H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag SilverAg
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A) In-text Citation No.
Hamilton, Patrick, compiler (1881), The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, Prescott, Arizona.
Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 107-108.
University of Arizona (1916-1917), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona, Bulletin 41: 56.
Thomas, B.E. (1949), Ore deposits of the Wallapai district, Arizona, Economic Geology: 44: 663-705.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. edition: 169, 235, 340.

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