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Victoria Mine (La Americana Mine; Ortega Mine), Lukeville, Montezuma District (Puerto Blanco Mountains District), Puerto Blanco & Sonoyta Mts, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, 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: 47.

Keith, Stanton B. (1974), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona: 129 (Table 4).

USGS Lukeville Quadrangle topo map.

Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10026754, MRDS ID #M000084; and, Dep. ID #10162014, MAS IED #0040190439.

A former small surface and underground Pb-Ag-Cu-Au-Zn mine located in the center of sec. 24, T.17S., R.6W. (protracted), 3¾ miles NNW of Lukeville at the Mexican border. Produced 1915-1935. Owned/operated at times, or in part, by M.G. Levy and Josephine E. Knight.

Mineralization is base metal carbonates with silver chlorides and acanthite in irregular and spotty occurrences associated with quartz-calcite fissure veins in Mesozoic schist cut by Mesozoic granitic porphyry intrusives.

Workings include shafts and a glory hole. Prior to 1900, some $80,000 of high-grade Pb-Ag ore were shipped (period values). Production prior to 1900. Some 50 tons of ore were produced during 1915-1918 and in 1935, averaging nearly 600 oz. Ag/T, 58% Pb, 4% Cu and 0.2 oz. Au/T.

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