Battle Axe Mine (Old Pueblo Mine), Amole District, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
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Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp.
Peirce, H. Wesley (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file.
Niemuth, N.J. & K.A. Phillips (1992), Copper Oxide Resources, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Open File Report 92-10: 11 (Table 1).
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10102413, MRDS ID #M001019; and, Dep. ID #10259255, MAS ID #0040190114.
A former small surface Silica flux-Cu-Ag-Au mine located in the SE ¼ sec. 18 & the NE ¼ sec. 19, T.14S., R.13E. Cat Mountain 7.5 minute topo map), 5 miles W of Tucson. Produced 1907-1970. Owned by the Tucson Conservation of Mines (1907). Operated at times, or in part, by the Catalina Mining Co.; and, McFarland & Hullinger of Toelle, UT (1970).
Mineralization is closely spaced, irregular quartz veins along intense shear zones, containing weak and spotty copper oxides and silicates, in altered Cretaceous andesite flows.
Workings include an open cut. Produced 35 tons in 1907, then no base metal production until 1969. Over 14,000 tons of smelter flux containing a few tenth's of a % Cu and traces of Ag & Au were shipped out in 1969 and 1970. Production was for smelter flux containing a few tenth's of a percent Cu, with traces of Ag & Au.
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