Hughes Mine, Papago District (Sierrita District), Sierrita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
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Keith, Stanton B. (1974), Arizona Bureau of Geology & Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona: 132 (Table 4).
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
A Pb-Ag-Zn-Au-Cu mine group located in the SE ¼ sec. 2, T.18S., R.10E. Owned at times, or in part, by the Francis Hagerman Mining Co.; and the Banner-Sierrita Mining Co.
Mineralization is oxidized, narrow, stranded, and lenticular quartz-calcite veins with disseminated argentiferous galena and spotty pyrite. Other sulfides and sulfosalts occur in sheared and metamorphosed Paleozoic limestone.
Workings include tunnel and shaft operations. 'Chloriders' produced high-grade silver ore in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Total sporadic production would be some 700 tons averaging about 60 oz. Ag/T, 40-50% Pb, 2% Cu, and minor Au.
6 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.
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