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Mary Mine, Turquoise Mining District (Courtland-Gleeson Mining District), Dragoon Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USAi
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Mary MineMine
Turquoise Mining District (Courtland-Gleeson Mining District)Mining District
Dragoon MtsMountain Range
Cochise Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 46' 18'' North , 109° 48' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Elfrida459 (2011)14.8km
Sunizona281 (2011)19.0km
McNeal238 (2011)22.9km
Tombstone1,312 (2017)25.5km
Dragoon209 (2011)35.9km


A former small Cu-Ag-Au-gemstone occurrence/mine located in the North-central sec. 21, T019S, R25E, G&SRM, ½ mile SE of Turquoise Mountain, near Courtland, on private land. Discovered and first produced in 1908. Owned at times, or in part, by the Great Western Copper Co. and the Hope Mining & Milling Company. The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 500 meters.

Mineralization is oxidized copper ores in irregular and blanket replacement ore bodies in carboniferous Late Cambrian Abrigo Limestone along the top of a thrust breccia just below Bolsa Quartzite. The ore bodies average 15 feet thick. Mineralization pinched out at depth. Local rocks include Paleozoic sedimentary rocks.

Local structures include an overthrust zone of Bolsa Quartzite over Paleozoic rocks. Abrigo Limestone underlies the Bolsa Quartzite in the overlying plate in some areas. The thickness of the overthrust material is about 100 feet.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of a shaft(s), and total 609.6 meters in length and 91.44 meters deep. Length of workings approximate. The shaft was closed down in 1913. The shaft is now screened as bat habitat. Property is posted against criminal trespass by the state of Arizona authorities.

Production for the Mary Mine is included with the Mame Mine, not reported separately. Workings adjoin the Germania and Maid of Sunshine. About 100,000 tons of ore were produced between early 1900's and 1913, and a few thousand tons from 1925 through 1929.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Chalcoalumite
Formula: CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10048115, MRDS ID #M800136.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10048115, MRDS ID #M800136.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10048115, MRDS ID #M800136.
Plattnerite
Formula: PbO2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Wad'
Reference: Rolf Luetcke

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Plattnerite4.DB.05PbO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chalcoalumite7.DD.75CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Plattnerite4.4.1.6PbO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chalcoalumite31.3.1.1CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O PlattneritePbO2
O ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
PbLead
Pb PlattneritePbO2

References

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Ransome, F.L. (1912) Activities in the Turquoise copper district, Arizona: Mining and Engineering World (Chicago): 36: 1359-1361. ?
Wilson, E.D. (1927) Geology and ore deposits of the Courtland-Gleeson region, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 123, 79 p.: 53-54.
Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Index of Mining Properties in Cochise County, Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 187: 83 (Table 4).
Blair, Gerry (1992), The Rockhound's Guide to Arizona: Helena, Montana, Falcon Press.
Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 5 (Table 1).
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040030652.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10048115 & 10185474.
USGS MRDS ID #M800136.
Arizona Bureau of Mines files.
USGS Turquoise Mountain, Arizona, quadrangle 7.5 minute topo map.

USGS MRDS Record:10048115
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