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Arizona Molybdenum Mine (Arizona Molybdenum Co. Mine), Baboquivari District, Baboquivari Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

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Ref.: Horton, F.W. (1916) Molybdenum; its ores and their concentration, with a discussion of markets, prices, and uses: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 111, 132 p.

Weed, W.H. (1922) The Mines Handbook, Vol. XV: 1918.

Keith, Stanton B. (1974), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona: 107 (Table 4).

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10026906, MRDS ID #M000929; and, Dep. ID #10161630, MAS ID #0040190103.

A former small surface and underground Cu-Mo-Au-Ag-Pb mine located on 10 claims of approximately 20 acres each, in North-central sec. 2, T.20S., R.7E., between Weaver and Juniper Canyons, 16.5 miles NNW of Sasabe on private land. Owned by the Arizona Molybdenum Co.

Mineralization is lensing, quartz-feldspar, pegmatitic veins and dikes containing spotty base metal sulfides and molybdenite, cutting coarse-grained Laramide granitic intrusive. Feldspar is highly altered. The ore body is 3.05 meters wide.

Workings include shallow shafts and pits. There has been no recorded production but reportedly operated a flotation plant for molybdenum concentrate in 1917. Assay gave: 2.2 oz./t Ag, 1.8 oz/t Au & 3.9% Cu.

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