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Glove Mine group (Zombie & Zeco claims; Festiago-Franklin; Blacksmith adit), Devil's Cash Box ridge, Amado, Cottonwood Canyon, Tyndall District, Santa Rita Mts, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 39' 33'' North , 110° 56' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.65944,-110.94639
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate

A former underground Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu-Au-Mo-Mn mine group located in the center SW¼SE¼ sec. 30, T.20S., R.14E, 0.5 miles N of Cottonwood Canyon, 6.5 miles SE of Mt. Wrightson, on National Forest land. There were 55 claims in the group in 1957.

Discovered in 1907 by Dan J., Edward T., Jerry, and Pat J. Sheehy, and A. O'Donnell. First produced 1911. Owned at times, or in part, by Sheehy; Santa Cruz Silver-Lead Co. (1917); Sunrise Mining Co. (1951-1959); Arivaca Mining Corp. (1965-1967); E.A. Meek (1954); Sheehy Brothers (1911-1916); E.J. Sikes (1949); Festiago(1928); and, Harper (1942). Operated by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Steel Corp. (1972).

Mineralization is sulfides and quartz deposited in permeable zones at the intersection of a bedding plane fault and favorable beds in Permian Naco Group limestone. Extensive solution of the limestone and deep oxidation concentrated secondary minerals in the leached caverns as sand carbonate ore. Alteration includes oxidation, silicification, sericitization, kaolinization and recrystallization of limestone. The host rock unit is the Horguilla Limestone. An associated rock unit is the Salero Formation.

Local structures include abundant bedding plane faults; major faults strike N60-75W, and dip 60NE; and, N60E, dip 60S, and the Glove Fault. Quartz monzonite is correlated with the Squaw Gulch Granite.

Workings include shaft and adit operations. There are 5 shafts & an adit; 2 old 75 foot deep shafts, 1 shaft at 360 feet deep , 500 & 600 Foot tunnels, and a 66 foot winze. Worked at various times from about 1911 through 1972. The group produced some 29,260 tons of ore averaging about 22% Pb, 9% Zn, 7 oz. Ag/T, 0.3% Cu, and minor Au.

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34 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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Miocene - Oligocene
5.333 - 33.9 Ma

ID: 3184329
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 33.9 Ma)

Comments: Sierra Madre Occidental

Lithology: Ignimbrite(s); felsic volcanic 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]

Ypresian - Campanian
47.8 - 83.6 Ma

ID: 2840018
Early Tertiary to Late Cretaceous volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (47.8 - 83.6 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Williamson Canyon Volcanics

Description: Rhyolite to andesite and closely associated sedimentary and near-surface intrusive rocks; commonly dark gray to dark greenish gray or greenish brown. In the ranges west of Tucson, this unit includes thick welded ash-flow tuffs. Volcanic rocks of this unit are inferred to be derived from vents and volcanoes above magma chambers that solidified to form the granitic rocks of map unit TKg. These rocks are restricted to southeastern Arizona except for a small outcrop near Bagdad. (50-82 Ma)

Comments: Related, broadly, to unit TKg

Lithology: Major:{rhyolite,dacite,andesite}, Minor:{clastic}

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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Schrader, F.C. (1915) Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, with contributions by J.M. Hill: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 582, 373 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:125,000: 185.
Tenney, J.B. (1927-1929) History of Mining in Arizona, Special Collection, University of Arizona Library & Arizona Bureau of Mines Library: 319.
Anthony, J.W. (1951) Geology of the Montosa-Cottonwood Canyons Area, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: Tucson, Unitversity of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 84 p.
Department of the Interior (1951) Sunrise Mining Co's Glove Lead-Zinc Mine, DMA-2124.
Olson, H.J. (1961) The geology of the Glove mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 82 p.
See, J.M. (1964) Origin and distribution of molybdenum in the vicinity of the Glove Mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 89 p.
Olson, H.J. (1966) Oxidation of a sulfide body, Glove mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: Economic Geology, v. 61, no. 4, p. 731-743.
Drewes, H.D. (1971) Geologic map of the Mount Wrightson quadrangle, southeast of Tucson, Santa Cruz and Pima Counties, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-614, 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: 85 (Table 4).
Sawyer, M.B., Gurmendi, A.C., Daley, M.R., and Howell, S.B. (1992) Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 334 pp.
U.S. Bureau of Mines - Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology file data.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10101377, MRDS ID #D000342; and, Dep. ID #10162159, MAS ID #0040230199.

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