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Mocking Bird Mine [2], Oatman Mining District, Black Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona, USAi
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Mocking Bird Mine [2]Mine
Oatman Mining DistrictMining District
Black MountainsMountain Range
Mohave CountyCounty
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 37' 51'' North , 114° 30' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
White Hills323 (2011)15.8km
Dolan Springs2,033 (2011)22.0km
Chloride271 (2011)37.1km
Searchlight539 (2011)41.2km
Katherine103 (2011)45.6km


A Au-Ag occurrence/mine located 25 miles NW of Chloride in the foothills of the eastern base of the Black Mountains. This locality is not listed in the USGS MRDS database.

MOCKING BIRD MINE.

The Mocking Bird mine (fig. 37) is situated in the open northern portion of the district. Its principal developments are 12 or 15 shafts, ranging from 25 to 60 feet in depth, and about 500 feet of drifts. The vein lies nearly flat in a local sheet or flat-lying dike of altered and pressed minette, containing secondary epidote, calcite, and adularia. Other volcanic rocks near by consist of rhyolite tuff and latite. The vein is about 6 feet thick and consists of red and green quartz and breccia. The metal is gold with a small amount of silver. The gold occurs in a finely divided state, usually associated with hematite, of which much is present. The ore averages about $10 a ton. The production to date is reported to be more than $20,000; several times this amount of ore is said to be blocked out in the mine.


Mineralization is a nearly flat vein hosted in a local sheet of flat-lying dike of altered and pressed minette. The vein is about 6 feet thick and consists of red and green quartz and breccia.

Workings include 12 or 15 shafts ranging from 25 to 60 feet deep and about 500 feet of drifts.

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Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 216.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 216.
Gold
Formula: Au
Description: Lode gold in a finely divided state, generally assoc. with hematite.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78-79.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Description: Abundant.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78-79.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 216.
'K Feldspar var. Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 216.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Colour: Red, green.
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), AZ Bur. of Mines Bull. 137: 78-79.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'K Feldspar'-
'var. Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
KPotassium
K K Feldspar var. AdulariaKAlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Schrader, F.C. (1909), Mineral deposits of the Cerbat Range, Black Mountains, and Grand Wash Cliffs, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 397: 216.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of of Mines Bulletin 137: 78-79.

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