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Cuprite Mine group, Beuhman Hill, Mount Fagan, Helvetia-Rosemont District, Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 55' 40'' North , 110° 42' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.92778,-110.70944
Other regions containing this locality:Sonoran Desert, North America
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


‡Ref.: Schrader, F.C. (1915) Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, with contributions by J.M. Hill: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 582, 373 p., 3 sheets, scale 1:125,000: 134-136.

Lee, C.A., and Borland, G.C. (1935) The geology and ore deposits of the Cuprite mining district: Tucson, University of Arizona, M.S. thesis, 54 p.

Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 125 (Table 4).

USGS Empire Mountains Quadragle topo map.

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10137563, MRDS ID #M050490, MAS ID #0040190188.

A former underground Cu-Ag-Mo-Zn-Pb mine group located in the SW¼NE¼NW ¼ sec. 28, T.17S., R.16E., on land of unknown status. Owned by the Cuprite Mining & Smelting Co.

Mineralization is copper sulfides with minor carbonates, silicates, and oxides and spotty minor molybdenum and base metal sulfides in irregular pyrometasomatic replacement deposits in silicated PAleozoic marble and along fault and fracture zones in overlying Cretaceous sediments in a thrust-faulted and strongly fractured block in contact with Laramide intrusive.

Workings include shaft and tunnel operations. Produced sporadically from 1899 to 1915 some 2,000 tons of ore avaraging about 6% Cu and 0.6 oz. Ag/T.


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Campanian - Oxfordian
72.1 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 2847804
Cretaceous to Late Jurassic sedimentary rocks with minor volcanic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (72.1 - 163.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Temporal Formation; Bathtub Formation; Sand Wells Formation; Fort Crittenden Formation; McCoy Mountains Formation

Description: Sandstone and conglomerate, rarely forms prominent outcrops; massive conglomerate is typical near base of unit and locally in upper part. These deposits are nonmarine except in southeastern Arizona, where prominent gray marine limestone (Mural Limestone) forms the middle of the Bisbee Group. Sandstones are typically medium-bedded, drab brown, lithic-feldspathic arenites. Includes Bisbee Group (largely Early Cretaceous) and related rocks, Temporal, Bathtub, and Sand Wells formations, rocks of Gu Achi, McCoy Mountains Formation, and Upper Cretaceous Fort Crittenden Formation and equivalent rocks. (80-160 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{arenite,conglomerate}, Minor:{limestone}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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