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Dutchman Mine (Flying Dutchman Mine), Bouse, Plomosa District, Plomosa Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 57' 16'' North , 114° 4' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.95444,-114.07556

‡Ref.: Wilson, E.D., Cunningham, J.B., and Butler, G.M. (1934), Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining (revised 1967), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 134-135.

Elsing, M.J. and Heineman, E.S. (1936) Arizona Metal Production, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 140: 104.

Jemmett, J.P. (1966) Geology of the northern Plomosa Mountain Range, Yuma County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation, 128 p., 2 sheets, 1:12,000.

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: 168 (Table 4).

Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 8 (Table 1).

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 235.

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10027790, MRDS ID #M004105; and, Dep. ID #10283093, MAS ID #0040120193.

A small former underground Au-Cu-Ag-Fe mine located in sec. 7 and in the NW¼ sec. 18, T7N, R17W (Bouse 15 minute topo map), 6 road miles NW of Bouse (Bouse Wash is 4 miles SE of the mine), on BLM-administered land. Owned at times, or in part, by Adams; Bouse & McMahon (McMann ?)(discoverers); Great Western Gold & Copper Mining & Milling Co. (1926-1928); Protection Gold & Copper Co. (1929); Southwest Corp. of Missouri; Grossback; Graner; F.G. Bradbury (1934).

Mineralization is spotty, very fine-grained to visible flaky gold, with oxidized copper ores and staining, in a linear, lenticular ore body in a steeply dipping fault zone cutting metamorphic Mesozoic, red, hematitic shale. Lenticular orebody formed from oxidation and enrichment in a fault zone. Ore concentration was oxidation and enrichment in the fault zone.

Workings include a 400 foot (121.92 meter) deep shaft and about 170 feet of drifts on the 100 level & some near-surface stopes on the 100 level. This mine was worked sporadically from the early 1900's through 1941 and then principally through the 40's and early 1950's, producing some 1,050 tons of ore averaging about 0.07 oz. Au/T, 1.8% Cu and 0.1 oz. Ag/T. A carload of ore was produced in 1929.

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2 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Tortonian - Rupelian
7.246 - 33.9 Ma
Middle Miocene to Oligocene volcanic and sedimentary rocks, undivided

Age: Cenozoic (7.246 - 33.9 Ma)

Description: Sequences of diverse volcanic rocks with abundant interbedded sedimentary rocks. (11-32 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{volcanic,clastic}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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