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Hercules-Badger Mine (Hercules Mine; Badger Mine), Chloride, Chloride Mining District, Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mts (Cerbat Range), Mohave County, Arizona, USAi
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Hercules-Badger Mine (Hercules Mine; Badger Mine)Mine
Chloride Mining DistrictMining District
Wallapai Mining DistrictMining District
Cerbat Mts (Cerbat Range)Mountain Range
Mohave CountyCounty

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 25' 12'' North , 114° 10' 26'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Chloride271 (2011)2.4km
So-Hi477 (2017)18.8km
Dolan Springs2,033 (2011)21.1km
New Kingman-Butler12,134 (2011)21.5km
Golden Valley8,370 (2011)22.3km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Badger-Hercules Mine; Hercules claim; Badger claim; Woodchuck claim; Water Witch claim; Majestic claim

A former underground Ag-Pb-Au-Cu-Zn-Mo (trace) occurrence/mine, located in the SE¼NW¼SE¼ sec. 35, T24N, R18W, G&SRM, about 2 miles NE of Chloride, and about 2.7 miles NW of Cherum Peak, on Bureau of Land Management administered land. Operated 1901 to 1970. Previous owners and operators include Comstock and Ferguson (1903); F.H. Kraft (1903), California-Nevada Exploration Co., Hercules Arizona Mining, C.V. Davis, O.N. Crafts, F.H. Crafts, J. McDonald & the Intermountain Exploration Company. Operated by Intermountain Exploration Company, R. Wyman (1974). The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in schist and gneiss and is associated with a Lower Cretaceous porphyry intrusion. The ore body is comprised of lenticular shoots at a width of 9.14 meters. The oxidized zone carries much gold. The oxidized zone carries much gold. The Hercules vein trends N54W and dips 70SW and is intersected by a vein trending N80W and dipping 80N. The workings on the Hercules claim are near the intersection. The Badger vein trends N40W and dips 80NE. The "Big vein" trends parallel to the Badger but dips 80SW. Local rocks include Early Proterozoic granitic rocks. Associated rocks include the Neoproterozoic Ithaca Peak Granite. Local rocks include Early Proterozoic granitic rocks.

Regional geologic features include Precambrian schistosity that strikes N30ºE. Veins, fissures and dikes strike NW to NNW regionally.

Workings include underground openings with a length of 487.68 meters and an overall depth of 60.96 meters. Workings on the Badger claim include a 1,025 foot tunnel and a 171 foot deep shaft. Workings on the Hercules claim include a 60 foot tunnel, a 250 foot deep shaft and 4 shallow shafts.

Resources/reserves: Ore widths exposed in 1947 were too narrow to be mineable.

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7 valid minerals.

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Formula: CaCO3
Reference: MRDS fle #10027856.
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: MRDS fle #10027856.
Formula: PbS
Reference: Univ. of AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in AZ: 36.
Formula: Au
Reference: MRDS fle #10027856.
Formula: MoS2
Reference: MRDS fle #10027856.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MRDS fle #10027856.
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MRDS fle #10027856.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Au GoldAu
Pb GalenaPbS


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Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and the Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona: USGS Bulletin 397: 61.
University of Arizona Bulletin 41 (1916-1917), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 36.
Willis, C. (1920), Arizona Mining Journal: August, 1920: 13.
Haury, P.S. (1947), Examination of Zn-Pb mines in the Wallapai Mining District, Mohave County, Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation RI 4101: 8, 9.
Dings, M.G. (1951), The Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 978-E: 147.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission RME-158 (1970) Preliminary Reconnaissance for Uranium in Mohave County, Arizona, 1952 to 1956: 19.
Malach, R. (1977), Mohave County mines, Mohave County Board of Supervisors, Kingman: 23.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040150542.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10027856 & 10283721.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) Mohave Custom Mill project card file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) Mohave card file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) New Jersey Mine file.
USGS Chloride, Arizona, quadrangle 7½ minute topo map.
USGS MRDS ID #M004222.

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USGS MRDS Record:10027856

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