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Southern Cross Mine (Lucky Lead Mine; Lead Camp Mine; Lead King), Ibex Peak, Plomosa Mining District, Plomosa Mountains, La Paz Co., Arizona, USAi
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Southern Cross Mine (Lucky Lead Mine; Lead Camp Mine; Lead King)Mine
Ibex PeakPeak
Plomosa Mining DistrictMining District
Plomosa MountainsMountain Range
La Paz Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 46' 42'' North , 114° 2' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Brenda676 (2011)13.8km
Utting126 (2011)15.3km
Bouse996 (2011)17.4km
Quartzsite3,626 (2017)22.0km
Vicksburg597 (2011)26.5km


‡Ref.: Bancroft, H. (1911), Reconnaissance of the ore deposits in northern Yuma County, Arizona, USGS Bull. 451: 90-91.

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: 171 (Table 4).

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10109003, MRDS ID #M001810; and, Dep. ID #10283510, MAS ID #0040120309; and, Dep. ID #10283722, MAS ID #0040120442.

A former surface and underground Pb-Ag-Zn-Cu-Au-Fe mine located in the NW¼ sec. 16, T5N, R17W, 9 miles S of Bouse, 1 mile NE of Ibex Mountain, on BLM-administered land. Owned at times, or in part, by Cowell & Brown; Brewer; and the Southern Cross Mining Co.

Mineralization is spotty stringers and pods of galena and secondary copper and lead minerals with quartz and iron oxides in a strong fault zone cutting metamorphosed Mesozoic sedimentary series of limestone and quartzite intruded by diabase dikes and a plug.

Workings on the property are only of a prospecting nature, and consist mainly of superficial exploration with open cuts and a shallow shaft. This mine was worked in the 1900's and in 1948 through 1958. It produced some 1,370 tons of ore averaging about 14% Pb, 4 oz. Ag/T, 1.4% Zn, 0.03 oz. Au/T, and 0.1% Cu.

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
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: 171 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 90-91; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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: 171 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 90-91; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Galena
Formula: PbS
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: 171 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 90-91; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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: 171 (Table 4); Bancroft (1911): 90-91; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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USGS MRDS Record:10109003

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