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Albatross Mine (Gnome King Mine), Las Guijas Mts, Arivaca District (Las Guijas District), Las Guijas & San Luis Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

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‡Ref.: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Scottsdale, AZ: 44.

Keith, Stanton B. (1974), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona: 104 (Table 4).

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 #10039607, MRDS ID #M050478; and, Dep. ID #10259354, MAS ID #0040190094.

A former small underground Au-Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu mine located in the NE ¼ sec. 12, T.21S., R.9E., 4 miles NW of Arivaca Produced 1932-1940. Owned by the Albatross Gold Mines.

Mineralization is irregular lenses of sulfides in quartz-filled fissure veins cutting Laramide granitic intrusives. Oxidation and enrichment occur near the surface.

Workings include tunnel and shaft workings; shaft 60 feet deep (1881), 2 tunnels, 225 and 68 feet. Workings ultimately 42.06 meters deep. Sporadic production occurred in the 1930's and 1940's, with a small tonnage of ore averaging about 0.3 oz. Au/T, 11 oz. Ag/T, 0.5% Cu and 7% Pb. The zinc was not recovered.

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