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Red Cross Mine (Norton Mine), Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, Mohawk District, Mohawk Mts, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 40' 14'' North , 113° 41' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.6705555556, -113.696944444
A former surface and underground Pb-Ag-Fe-Cu-Au mine located in West-central sec. 2, T9S, R14W (Mohawk Mts NW 7.5 minute topo map), eastern foot of the Mohawk Mountains, about 5½ miles from Mohawk station, on a military reservation. Owned at times, or in part, by Mr. G.W. Norton; and, Zappia.

Regional rocks are schist that strikes prevailingly N.25ºE. & dips 20ºSE and is locally displaced by faulting. It is cut by an irregular dike of white, fine-grained granite porphyry with a maximum with of 3 feet (0.91 meter) and shows many small spots of iron stain. A curving fault zone that, near its NW end, strikes N.65ºW. and dips from 60º to 80ºSW, contains the vein.

Mineralization is spotty, high-grade, argentiferous lead ores with veinlets of oxidized copper and calcite in a lensing quartz vein with limonite, breccia and gouge, in a fault zone in Mesozoic schist. Iron oxides, and irregular bodies of gypsum and copper stained calcite. Strong seritization and silicification of the wall rocks.

Workings include 5 or 6 shallow shafts and several open cut operations. This mine was worked sporadically from about 1910 to 1941. It produced some 60 tons (one car) of ore averaging about 300 oz. Ag/T, 8% lead and minor copper and gold, worth $10,000 (period values).

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6 entries listed. 4 valid minerals.

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Wilson, E.D. (1933) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County, Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 134: 152.

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: 163 (Table 4).

Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 18 (Table 1).

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10027164, MRDS ID #M002326; and, Dep. ID #10161733, MAS ID #0040270339.

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