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Sunrise Mine, Sunrise and Sunshine Mines (Sunshine-Sunrise group of claims; Sunshine group; Malone group), Papago District (Sierrita District), Sierrita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

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Ref.: Keith, Stanton B. (1974), AZ Bur. of Geol. & Min. Technology, Geol. Survey Br. Bull. 189, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, AZ: 132 (Table 4); Ransome (1922): 415; Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.

A Pb-Ag-Zn-Cu-Au (Ba) mine located in the SE ¼ sec. 12, T.18S., R.10E. A pair of mines with the Sunshine Mine.

Mineralization is pods and disseminations of sulfides and sulfosalts and barite in irregular quartz-calcite fissure veins and along fractures and faults cutting sinuous thrust-faulted bands of metamorphosed PAleozoic limestone.

Workings include shaft, tunnels and open cuts. Worked by 'chloriders' for high-grade Pb-Ag ore in the late 1800's. Since 1900 some 4,000 tons of ore, averaging about 8% Pb, 3 oz. Ag/T, and minor Cu, Zn, and Au, were produced mainly and intermittently between 1923 and 1959.

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