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Golden Rule Mine (Old Terrible Mine; Golden Eagle Mine; Santa Lucia Mine), Dragoon District (Golden Rule District), Dragoon Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USAi
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Golden Rule Mine (Old Terrible Mine; Golden Eagle Mine; Santa Lucia Mine)Mine
Dragoon District (Golden Rule District)Mining District
Dragoon MtsMountain Range
Cochise Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 1' 41'' North , 109° 58' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dragoon209 (2011)6.6km
Saint David1,699 (2011)27.0km
Willcox3,552 (2017)28.1km
Benson4,888 (2017)31.5km
Sunizona281 (2011)33.8km


A former small surface and underground Pb-Zn-Ag-Au-Cu occurrence/mine located in the center of sec. 23, T16S, R23E, ¾ mile South of Manzoro, on the NE foot of the Dragoon Mountains. Discovered 1849. Started in the late 1870's (1877) and closed in 1883, reopened and closed 1857. Reopened in 1916. Owned at times, or in part, by the Golden Queen Consolidated Gold Mining Co. (1897- ); the Old Terrible Mining Co. (1902- ); Manzoro Gold Mining Co. (1905-1908); G.S. & L. Leasing Co.; and, Mrs. E.M. Jackson of Benson (owner in 1933).

Mineralization is sulfides, oxidized lead and zinc minerals in coarsely crystalline quartz, calcite and iron oxides in vuggy fissure veins in Cambrian Abrigo Limestone intruded by small Tertiary rhyolite and rhyolitic porphyry intrusives. The cherty, dolomitic limestone strikes N65W, dips 30 to 40NE, and is intruded on the south by a small stock of granitic porphyry. The vein dips parallel to the limestone beds and at places is offset by faults which strike N65E. Its filling consists of coarsely crystalline grayish-white quartz, locally somewhat banded and brecciated, apparently about 18 inches (45 cm) maximum thickness. In places it shows abundant vugs containing minerals.

An Abrigo Limestone block was thrust into place on an E-W-trending thrust fault exposed 500 feet SW of the mine.

A quartz vein occurs in the porphyry area. It is 1 to 2 feet wide and strikes N65W in approximate alignment with the Jackson workings and dips steeply NE-ward. Narrow, lenticular bodies of iron oxides with galena, oxidized lead minerals, and local copper stain are exposed, generally near the hanging wall.

Workings include surface and underground openings including the Jackson inclined shaft and a few shallow shafts in a porphyry area SE of the Jackson shaft.

Production data: Produced ore from 1883 to 1957. Credited with 320,000 pounds of Pb prior to 1930, and subsequent intermittent shipments of lead ore. Minor placer gold was produced early in the mine's history.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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22 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise Co., AZ: 63 (Table 4); Tenney 91927-1929): 218; Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 121; Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158: 28; Gilluly (1956); Cooper (1960); Cooper & Silver (1964).
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise Co., AZ: 63 (Table 4); Tenney 91927-1929): 218; Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 121; Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158: 28; Gilluly (1956); Cooper (1960); Cooper & Silver (1964).; Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise Co., AZ: 63 (Table 4); Tenney 91927-1929): 218; Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 121; Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158: 28; Gilluly (1956); Cooper (1960); Cooper & Silver (1964).; Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise Co., AZ: 63 (Table 4); Tenney 91927-1929): 218; Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 121; Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158: 29; Gilluly (1956); Cooper (1960); Cooper & Silver (1964).; Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Occurs mainly in iron oxides; some in quartz.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 121.; Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: Occurs in vugs in vein quartz.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 121; Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158: 28.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 137: 121; Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158: 28.; Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Plancheite
Formula: Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise Co., AZ: 63 (Table 4); Tenney 91927-1929): 218; Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158: 28; Gilluly (1956); Cooper (1960); Cooper & Silver (1964).; Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.

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
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Bromargyrite3.AA.15AgBr
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Plancheite9.DB.35Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Bromargyrite9.1.4.2AgBr
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Ca subgroup
Plancheite66.2.1.1Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CovelliteCuS
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu PlancheiteCu8(Si8O22)(OH)4 · H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BrBromine
Br BromargyriteAgBr
AgSilver
Ag BromargyriteAgBr
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6

References

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Wilson, E.D., Cunningham, J.B., and Butler, G.M. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 121-122.
Elsing, M.J. and Heineman, E.S. (1936) Arizona Metal Production, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 140: 91.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 158; 28-29.
Cooper, J.R. (1960) Reconnaissance map of the Willcox, Fisher Hills, Cochise, and Dos Cabezas quadrangles, Cochise and Graham Counties, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Field Studies Map MF-231, 1 sheet, scale 1:62,500.
Moore, R.T. (1969) Lead and zinc, in Mineral and water resources of Arizona: U.S. 90th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 180: 190.
Hampf, A.W. (1972) The geology of the Golden Rule mine area, Cochise County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 156 p.
Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Branch Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise County, Arizona: 63 (Table 4).
Kreidler, T.J. (1981) U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report Mineral Land Assessment (MLA) 35-82, 8 p.:
Chatman, M.L. (1993) U.S. Bureau of Mines Open File Report Mineral Land Assessment (MLA) 30-93: 39, D2-D3.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040030147.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10026970 & 10209915.
USGS MRDS ID #M001422.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources file data.

USGS MRDS Record:10026970

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