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Silver King Mine (Silver King claim), Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 6' 26'' North , 114° 35' 1'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.10722,-114.58361
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A small former underground Pb-Ag-Zn-Mo-Fe-V-Fluorspar-Baryte-Sr-Cu mine located in the center of sec. 1, T4S, R23W, just E of the Princess Mine, on BLM-administered land. Owned at time, or in part, by Jones; and the Geronimo Mining Co. Owned by Mr. S.P. Huss (1933).

Mineralization is narrow, pockety, quartz-fluorite veins with irregular masses of iron oxide, residual galena, and lead sulfate, carbonate, and oxide, in a 100 foot wide brecciated fault zone in silicified and carbonatized contact metamorphosed Tertiary volcanics. It is variously reported as in the Granite or in a brecciated zone in the andesite.

Workings include a few short tunnels and shaft operations. Probably found early but not worked extensively. Produced some 50 tons of ore in 1923 and 1948 averaging about 27% Pb, 9 oz. Ag/T and minor Au.

Mineral List


12 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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Tithonian - Toarcian
145 - 182.7 Ma



ID: 2773446
Jurassic granitic rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 182.7 Ma)

Description: Granite to diorite, locally foliated and locally alkalic; includes Triassic(?) granitoids in the Trigo Mountains. This unit includes two dominant assemblages of igneous rocks. The Kitt Peak-Trigo Peaks superunit includes, from oldest to youngest: dark, foliated or gneissic diorite, medium-grained equigranular to porphyritic granodiorite, and small, irregular intrusions of light-colored, fine-grained granite. The Ko Vaya superunit, limited to south-central Arizona, includes texturally heterogeneous K-feldspar-rich granitic rocks. (150-180 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{diorite,alkali granite,granodiorite}

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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References

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Wilson, E.D. (1933) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County, Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 134: 64.
Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 18.
Stewart, L.A. & A.J. Pfister (1960), Barite deposits of Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 5651: 88-89.
Parker, F.Z. (1966) The Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Silver District Trigo Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona. Masters Thesis, San Diego State College.
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: 178 (Table 4).
Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 223, 228,300, 410.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10102455, MRDS ID #M002449; and, Dep. ID #10258815, MAS ID #0040120432.

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