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
|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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|Ypresian - Campanian|
47.8 - 83.6 Ma
|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
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.