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New York Mine (New York claim; Poole group; Ohio claim; Ohio Mine), Washington Gulch, Poole group of claims (Washington Poole Mines), Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Patagonia Mts, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA

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A former small underground Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au mine located in the center (SE¼NE¼) of sec. 34, T24S, R16E (protracted), in the northwestern part of the camp (less than ½ mile NW of Washington Camp), on the north side of Washington Gulch, at an elevation of about 5,500 feet, on private land. The claim extends from the gulch northeastward across the ridge and the Nogales Road. Discovered 1878 by the Allen Brothers and partners. Produced 1921-1954. Owned at times, or in part, by the Allen Brothers; Pride of the West Co. (1905); the Duquesne Mining & Reduction Co. (1906-1919); Panick; Everett (1922-1923); the Callahan Zinc Lead Co. (1941-1944); Byrd (1945-1946); the Bracey Curtis estate; and, Tom Gardner. Operated by Mr. Alex De la Ossa (1954).

Mineralization is lensing and irregular sulfides, oxidized with silver enrichment near the surface, in pyrometasomatized Permian Naco Group limestone near a dike-like intrusion of Laramide granodiorite. Host rock units are the Concha Limestone and the Scherrer Formation. Ore control is a NE-trending zone of irregular mineralization in garnetiferous crystalline limestone. Ore concentration was oxidation with near-surface silver enrichment, and secondary enrichment. Alteration is silicified and pyrometasomatized limestone. The garnet zone was not developed here as at most of the other mines in the area.
Tectonic elements include the Washington Camp Fault Block.

Mineral deposits of the Washington-Duquesne area occupy a limestone-sediment belt (2.5 miles long by 1.25 miles wide) surrounded by igneous rocks which also form detached masses and dikes within the belt.

Old workings, now caved, include shaft and tunnel operations to a depth of more than 200 feet. High-grade Pb-Ag ore was mined in the late 1870's and in the 1880's. The main production oin the 1900's of some 20,000 tons of ore averaging about 4% Zn, 9% Pb, 2% Cu, 7 oz. Ag/T.

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References

Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 582: 342.

Tenney, J.B. (1927-1929) History of Mining in Arizona, Special Collection, University of Arizona Library & Arizona Bureau of Mines Library: 293-300.

Simons, F.S. (1974) Geologic map and sections of the Nogales and Lochiel quadrangles, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-762, 9 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:48,000.

Keith, Stanton B. (1975), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 191, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Cruz County Arizona: 79 (Table 4).

Lehman, Norman E. (1978) The Geology and Pyrometasomatic Ore Deposits of the Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. PhD dissertation, University of Arizona: 126-143.

U.S. Bureau of Mines - Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology file data.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District Sheet #727.

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10046341, MRDS D #M241348; and, Dep. ID #10113354, MAS ID #0040230300.

 
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