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Gold Bug Mine, El Dorado Pass Mining District, Mohave County, Arizona, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 40' 32'' North , 114° 31' 39'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
White Hills323 (2011)13.6km
Dolan Springs2,033 (2011)24.8km
Chloride271 (2011)41.5km
Searchlight539 (2011)42.5km
Boulder City15,551 (2017)43.5km


‡Ref.: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78; Gardner, E.D. (1936), Gold mining and milling in the Black Mountains, western Mohave County, Arizona, US Bur. Mines Info. Circ. 6901: 56-57; MRDS file #10027948.

A former surface and underground Au-Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn-V (trace) mine located on the eastern slope of the Black Mountains, about 30 miles NW of Chloride. Produced 1892 to 1908.

Mineralization is 2 steeply NE-ward dipping veins at 22 feet apart in volcanic rock. The gangue is mainly shattered quartz.

Workings prior to 1908 comprised about 2,300 feet of underground work with a 300 foot deep shaft and several shallower shafts. Started 1893.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78.
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Principally near the hanging wall assoc. with Fe-oxide (oxidized zone) & pyrite & galena with depth.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Description: A little in places.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

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