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Mary Jane Mine (Marijuana Mine), Nash Mines group (Duquesne-Washington group), Washington Camp-Duquesne District, Patagonia District, Patagonia Mts, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USAi
Regional Level Types
Mary Jane Mine (Marijuana Mine)Mine
Nash Mines group (Duquesne-Washington group)- not defined -
Washington Camp-Duquesne DistrictMining District
Patagonia DistrictMining District
Patagonia MtsMountain Range
Santa Cruz Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 22' 9'' North , 110° 41' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
Kino Springs136 (2011)11.0km
Francisco Miguel Cárdenas Valdez (Mascareñas)541 (2014)14.1km
Beyerville177 (2011)17.7km
Santa Cruz1,038 (2018)17.7km
Patagonia890 (2017)19.8km

A former small surface and underground Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au mine located one patented claim in East-central (SE¼SW¼SE¼) sec. 3, T23S, R16E (protracted), about 1.0 mile S of Washington Camp, on private land. Also located adjacent on the NW to the Empire Mine and on the NE to the Belmont Mine. Discovered 1875. Produced 1955-1957. Owned at times, or in part, by the Duquesne Mining & Reduction Co.; Nash Mines; and, Mr. Alberto De la Ossa (1957).

Mineralization is small, spotty, and irregular lenses of sulfides in pyrometasomatized Permian Naco Group limestone, partly oxidized near the surface with supergene enrichment in silver. The host rock unit is the Colina Limestone. Ore concentration was partial oxidation near surface.

Local structures include nearby granodiorite intrusions. Tectonic elements include the Duquesne 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.

Workings include tunnel, open cut, and shaft operations. Developments included an 80 foot inclined shaft, stoped at the 80 foot level. Worked sporadically by lessees, mainly in the 1950's. Produced some 800 tons of ore averaging about 7% Zn, 6% Pb, 2% Cu, and 6 oz. Ag/T.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1975), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 191, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Cruz County Arizona: 79 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Formula: PbS
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1975), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 191, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Cruz County Arizona: 79 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10046340, MRDS ID #M241347.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1975), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 191, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Cruz County Arizona: 79 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1975), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 191, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Cruz County Arizona: 79 (Table 4); Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Pb GalenaPbS

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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66 - 145 Ma

ID: 3187054
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Kungurian - Moscovian
272.95 - 315.2 Ma

ID: 2734843
Permian to Pennsylvanian sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (272.95 - 315.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hermit Formation; Supai Group; Schnebly Hill Formation; Naco Group

Description: Interbedded sandstone, shale, and limestone usually characterized by ledgy outcrops. Orange to reddish sandstone forms cliffs near Sedona. This unit includes Supai Group and Hermit Shale in northern Arizona and Naco Group in southern Arizona. It was deposited in coastal-plain to shallow-marine settings during time of variable and changing sea level. Rocks of this map unit in southern Arizona may be in part equivalent to Permian rocks of map unit P in central and northern Arizona. (280-310 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{sandstone,shale,limestone}

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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Crosby, W.O. (1906) The limestone-granite contact deposits of Washington Camp, Arizona: American Institute of Mining Engineers, Transactions: 36: 626-646.
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 #10046340, MRDS ID #M241347; and, Dep. ID #10113683, MAS ID #0040230277.

USGS MRDS Record:10046340
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