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Pee Wee Mine group, Ellsworth Mining District, Granite Wash Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USAi
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Pee Wee Mine groupGroup of Mines
Ellsworth Mining DistrictMining District
Granite Wash MtsMountain Range
La Paz Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 50' 48'' North , 113° 46' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Utting126 (2011)10.5km
Vicksburg597 (2011)11.5km
Salome1,530 (2011)16.4km
Wenden728 (2011)21.6km
Bouse996 (2011)23.4km


A former surface and underground W-Zn-Fe occurrence/mine located in the SW¼ sec. 24, T6N, R15W, G&SRM, on land of unknown status. Owned and operated at times, or in part, by McVay Mining Co. (1955); and, Huthmacher & Dilts (1958). The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 100 meters.

Mineralization is sparse, sporadic scheelite grains, pods and crystals in narrow quartz veinlets in Laramide granitic intrusives underlying Precambrian schist and Paleozoic marble. Some iron oxide, willemite, sphalerite and traces of other minerals noted. Good tungsten placer material. Local rocks include Paleozoic sedimentary rocks.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of shallow shafts, adits, tunnels and open cuts.

Production in the mid- and late-1950's was about 3,237 pounds of tungsten concentrates averaging about 71% WO3.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 149 (Table 4); Dale (1959): 15-16; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 149 (Table 4); Dale (1959): 15-16; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geol. Sur. Br. Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma Co., Arizona: 149 (Table 4); Dale (1959): 15-16; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
SiSilicon
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
ZnZinc
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn SphaleriteZnS
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

References

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Dale, V.B. (1959) Tungsten Deposits of Yuma, Maricopa, Pinal, and Graham Counties, Arizona. U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 5516: 15-16.
Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma County, Arizona: 149 (Table 4).
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040120377.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10113503.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

USGS MRDS Record:10113503
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