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Arabian Mine (Philadelphia Mine), Union Pass, Union Pass Mining District (Katherine Mining District), Oatman Mining District, Black Mts, Mohave Co., Arizona, USAi
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Arabian Mine (Philadelphia Mine)Mine
Union PassPass
Union Pass Mining District (Katherine Mining District)Mining District
Oatman Mining DistrictMining District
Black MtsMountain Range
Mohave Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 11' 34'' North , 114° 26' 12'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Katherine103 (2011)11.8km
Laughlin7,323 (2011)12.7km
Bullhead City39,445 (2017)12.9km
Oatman135 (2011)19.1km
Golden Valley8,370 (2011)19.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Arabia group; Philadelphia group; Perry claims; Perry claim; Rising Fawn claim; Rebecca claim


A former underground Au-Ag-Be occurrence/mine located in W½NE¼ sec. 20, T21N, R20W, G&SRM, 5.5 km (3.4 miles) WSW of Union Pass (coordinates of record), about 3½ miles SE of the Roadside property, on Bureau of Land Management administered land. Owned by Sutton Resources, Ltd. (1987) and by Meridian Land and Mineral (1987). This mine was started before 1917. Production occurred from prior to 1917 to 1934.

This mine adjoins the Philadelphia group. Both were operated jointly in the past. Previous owners and operators include Charles Toos, L. Patello, R. Brannack, Gold Standard Mining, G.C. Taylor, and the Mines Company of America. Sutton conducted surface drilling program with Meridian Land and Mineral and identified reserves (1984-1986).

Mineralization is a Au-Ag-Be deposit hosted in schist, gneiss and granite. A rhyolite-porphyry dike intrudes the granite, and, along the hanging wall of this dike, rhyolite tuffs have been faulted against the dike. The ore body strikes N45E and dips 82S at a thickness of 0.3 meters, width of 9.1 meters, length of 152 meters. It is a fissure vein. The primary mode of origin was hydrothermal activity. The vein occurs in the dike, close to the fault. A mineralized zone 30 feet wide and consisting of a number of quartz stringers occurs in the rhyolite dike and, to a certain extent, in the granite footwall. The individual veinlets of this zone vary in width from a fraction of an inch up to 12 inches or more. The veinlets are chiefly quartz, but, in some places, consist of coarse-grained, gray calcite. A comb structure is common in the smaller stringers where the quartz crystals are large. The central portion may be vuggy, and the vugs often contain manganese dioxide; occasionally, however, the central part of the veinlet is filled with calcite. Near the hanging wall portion of the lode, a small stringer of fluorite was found.

Associated rocks include Pliocene-Neoproterozoic rhyolite of the Katherine Granite; Golden Door Volcanics. Local rocks include Middle Miocene to Oligocene volcanic rocks.

Regional geologic structures include parallel NW-trending faults. Local structures include NE-trending normal fault with the downthrown side to the E; granite occurs to the NW of the fault and rhyolite to the SE f it. The rhyolite dips 50SW and overlies Precambrian granite.

Workings include unspecified surface and underground openings. Principal access to the underground workings on the Arabian property was by a shaft on the Philadelphia group. The total length of workings on both groups was approximately 630 feet and were comprised of a shaft, adit, shrinkage stope, and open cut bench.

Production was 593 ounces of Au and 1,156 ounces of Ag (to 1933).

Analysis test results: SAMPLES: Mineralized zone: over 0.10 ounce Au/ton; Northern vein: averages about 0.50 ounce Au/ton and 3.0 to 10.0 ounces Ag/ton.

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3 valid minerals.

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Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Colour: Gray
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 105.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: Stringer near hanging wall of the lode.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 105.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Description: Large crystals where a comb structure exists.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 105.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2

References

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Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and the Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona: USGS Bulletin 397: 203 map.
Lausen, C. (1931), Geology and ore deposits of the Oatman and Katherine Districts, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 131: 123-124.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 137: 102 map: 105.
Gardner, E.D. (1936), Gold mining and milling in the Black Mountains, western Mohave County, Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular IC-6901: 45.
Longwell, Chester R. (1963), Reconnaissance of the Geology Between Lake Mead and Davis Dam Arizona-Nevada, Shorter Contributions to General Geology: Plate 1.
Niemuth, N.J. (1987), Arizona Mineral Development 1984-1986, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Directory 29, 46 pp.
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 (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040150073.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10027932 & 10186336.
Arizona Land Department Mineral map.
USGS Kingman map.
USGS MRDS ID #M004541.
USGS Union Pass, Arizona, quadrangle 7.5 minute topo map.

USGS MRDS Record:10186336
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