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Prince Mine group, Hilton Mines (Hilton Mine group; Hiltano group; Hiltano & State of Maine group), Copper Camp, Hilton (Lead Mountain), Empire Mining District, Empire Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USAi
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Pima Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 52' 9'' North , 110° 38' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Corona de Tucson5,675 (2011)16.4km
Pimaco Two682 (2011)20.2km
Vail10,208 (2011)20.9km
Sonoita818 (2015)21.1km
Mescal1,812 (2011)23.8km


‡Ref.: Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 582.

Schrader, F.C. (1917), The geologic distribution and genesis of the metals in the Santa Rita-Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, Economic Geology: 12: 237-269.

Feiss, J.W. (1929) Geology and ore deposits of Hiltano Camp, Arizona: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 41 p.

Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 17.

Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona Zinc and Lead Deposits, part I, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 156.

Wilson, E.D, et al. (1951), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 158: 54-55.

Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 92.

Creasey, S.C. (1973) Field Examination, Prince Mine.

Keith, Stanton B. (1974), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona: 119 (Table 4).

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 229, 283.

USGS Empire Mountains Quadrangle topo map.

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039625, MRDS ID #M050521.

A former small underground Pb-Ag-Zn-Cu-Au-Mo mine located in the center sec. 18, T.18S., R.17E., 10 miles SSW of Pantano. Owned by E.P. Hilton.

Mineralization is pipelike and irregular ore bodies with small pockets of secondary lead, zinc & copper minerals with galena along fissures in Permian limestone in close association with a dioritic intrusive sill or dike. The ore occurs below the diorite. The host rock unit is the Concha Limestone. An associated rock unit is the Sycamore Canyon Quartz Monzonite. Ore control was along joints, fissures and solution cavities adjoining the sill. Alteration was strong oxidation on the 750 (deepest) level, and massive sulfide gossan.

Local structures include fissures, NW tear breaks, and NE dikes.

Workings include a shaft to 228.6 meters deep. There was extensive development but little indication of much production, e.g., no ore bin or truck road. Developed to the 750 level. Worked since the early 1900's to 1930's. Produced some 150 tons of ore averaging about 50% Pb, 10 oz. Ag/T, some Zn and minor Cu & Au.

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Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

28 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities:
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 118 (Table 4); Schrader (1915): 148; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039625, MRDS ID #M050521.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039625, MRDS ID #M050521.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 357.
'Hornblende'
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039625, MRDS ID #M050521.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039625, MRDS ID #M050521.
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Description: Occurs as phenocrysts in a diorite porphyry dike.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 283; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 92.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Minium
Formula: Pb3O4
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rolf Luetcke
Plattnerite
Formula: PbO2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 331.
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 117 (Table 4); Schrader (1915): 149; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 118 (Table 4); Schrader (1915): 148; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Habit: Micro-crystals
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 357.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039625, MRDS ID #M050521.
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 158.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 118 (Table 4); Schrader (1915): 148; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Minium4.BD.05Pb3O4
Plattnerite4.DB.05PbO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Magnesio-hornblende9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Plattnerite4.4.1.6PbO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Minium7.2.8.1Pb3O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnesio-hornblende-☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
'Manganese Oxides'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O PlattneritePbO2
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MiniumPb3O4
MgMagnesium
Mg Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S SphaleriteZnS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb PlattneritePbO2
Pb MiniumPb3O4
USGS MRDS Record:10039625

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