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Fry Mine, Gold Basin Mining District, White Hills, Mohave County, Arizona, USAi
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White HillsGroup of Census-designated Places
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 47' 18'' North , 114° 15' 54'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
White Hills323 (2011)13.2km
Dolan Springs2,033 (2011)21.9km
Meadview1,224 (2011)29.6km
Chloride271 (2011)42.0km

A former graphite-clay occurrence/mine/deposit located in the NE¼ sec. 25, T28N, R19W, G&SRM, 1.8 km (1.1 miles) WNW of Cyclopic, on private land. Owned by Fry, Arizona (1941). The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 500 meters.

Mineralization is in a late Tertiary fault zone and sheared Proterozoic rocks and Miocene and (or) Pliocene flanglomerate. Local rocks include Pliocene to middle Miocene deposits.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of a shaft.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: HgS
Reference: Galbraith, F.W. (1947), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 153, Minerals of AZ: 21.
Reference: MRDS file #10283916.
Formula: C
Reference: MRDS file #10283916.


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Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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C GraphiteC
S CinnabarHgS
Hg CinnabarHgS


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Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 153, Minerals of Arizona: 21.
Theodore, T.G., et al (1987), USGS Professional Paper 1361: 3, 158 (Table 11).
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040151203.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10283916.
Arizona Land Department Minerals map.
USGS Kingman, Arizona, quadrangle topo map.
USGS Senator Mountain, Arizona, quadrangle 15 minute topo map.

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USGS MRDS Record:10283916

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