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Puzzler Mine (Puzzler claim), Adams Mine group (Adams claims), Kofa Game Range, Castle Dome District, Castle Dome Mts, Yuma Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Puzzler Mine (Puzzler claim)Mine
Adams Mine group (Adams claims)- not defined -
Kofa Game RangeMountain Range
Castle Dome DistrictMining District
Castle Dome MtsMountain Range
Yuma Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° North , 113° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A Pb-Ag-F-V-Mo-Cu mine located in the SW¼ sec. 31, T.4S., R.18W. (protracted). Owned by Adams, Stephans, Hudson.

Mineralization is irregular and spotty masses of coarsely crystalline galena, usually coated with anglesite, cerussite and lead oxides, in a gangue of crystalline fluorite and brown to black calcite with iron-stained gouge and brecciated wall rock, in lensing fault zones up to 8 feet wide, cutting Mesozoic shale, metamorphosed to slate. The fault zone strikes S.23ºE. and dips 70º NE. Intrusions of diorite-porphyry dikes and a few small irregular masses of quartz porphyry. Vanadinite and wulfenite are found locally in vugs in the mineralized zones and some minor oxidized copper minerals.

Workings include 4 shafts, the principal shaft (the Puzzler shaft) is about 200 feet deep; about 100 feet of drifts on the 55 level; 230 feet of drifts also on the 110, and 290 feet of drifts on the 175 levels. Operated as the principal mine in the group sporadically from the early 1900's through about 1952. The group produced some 240 tons or ore averaging about 49% lead, 18 oz. Ag/T, and a very little Au and Cu.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Colour: Black
Description: Occurs as material coating galena.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 411; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 411.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Colour: Brownish-black
Reference: Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Colour: Grayish-white
Description: Occurs coating galena.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 411; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Habit: Crystals to 1 inch (2.5 cm) diameter
Colour: Greenish
Reference: Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Description: Occurs in reddish-brown gouge & brecciated slate; masses are coarsely crystalline & generally coated with secondary Pb minerals.
Reference: Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101.
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Description: A little coating galena.
Reference: Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Habit: Large crystals to 3 cm long; some barrel-shaped
Colour: Green to brown
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 411; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101; Min.Rec.: 20:236 & 387.
Vanadinite var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Description: 1800' Level
Reference: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Specimen ASDM05808
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Description: Occurs in vugs.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 411; Wilson, E.D. (1933), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 134: 101.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O MassicotPbO
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
AsArsenic
As Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MassicotPbO

References

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Wilson, E.D. (1933) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County, Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 134: 101-110.
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: 117 (Table 4).
Mineralogical Record: 20: 236 & 387.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 411.


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