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Argyle Mine, Chloride, Chloride Mining District, Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mountains (Cerbat Range), Mohave County, Arizona, USAi
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Argyle MineMine
Chloride Mining DistrictMining District
Wallapai Mining DistrictMining District
Cerbat Mountains (Cerbat Range)Mountain Range
Mohave CountyCounty

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 25' 35'' North , 114° 11' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Chloride271 (2011)1.8km
So-Hi477 (2017)19.7km
Dolan Springs2,033 (2011)20.0km
New Kingman-Butler12,134 (2011)22.7km
Golden Valley8,370 (2011)22.8km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Elkhart group; Victoria mill site; Bullion Mill Site & Mine; Dunfernin mill site; Argyle shaft; Big Tennessee shaft

A former Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu-Au-As occurrence/mine located in the NE¼SE¼SE¼ sec. 34, T24N, R18W, G&SRM, 1.7 km (1.1 miles) NE of Chloride, on Bureau of Land Management administered land. Owned by Harlin Sater, California (1977). Operated by Cerbat Silver Mining and Milling as part of the Elkhart Mine. The USGS MRDS database stated accuracy for this locality is 500 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in schist. The ore body strikes N20W and dips 64NE at a width of 2.44 meters. Mineralization is associated with a Lower Cretaceous porphyry intrusion. Precambrian schistosity strikes N30E. Veins, fissures and dikes strike NW to NNW regionally. Associated rocks include Neoproterozoic granite. Local rocks include Early Proterozoic granitic rocks.

Workings include unspecified underground openings (an alternate name infers a shaft [Argyle shaft]).

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4 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: MRDS file #10109065.
Formula: PbS
Reference: MRDS file #10109065.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: MRDS file #10109065.
Formula: ZnS
Reference: MRDS file #10109065.


List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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

S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Pb GalenaPbS


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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: 57-60.
Weed, W.H. (1918) The Mines Handbook, Vol. XIII: 367.
Willis, C.F. (1920), Arizona Mining Journal, August, 1920: 13.
Elsing, M.J. and Heineman, E.S. (1936) Arizona Metal Production, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 140: 95.
Dings, M.G. (1951), The Wallapai Mining District, Cerbat Mts, Mohave County, Arizona, USGS Bulletin 978-E: 160.
US Atomic Energy Commission (1970), Preliminary reconnaissance for uranium in Mohave County, Arizona, 1952 to 1956, RME-158 (June, 1970).
Malach, R. (1977), Mohave County mines, Mohave County Board of Supervisors, Kingman: 55.
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), U.S. Bureau of Mines, file ID #0040150473.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10109065 & 10259432.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) Elkhart Mine file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR) Mohave Custom Mill project card file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (ADMR), Mohave card file.
USGS Chloride, Arizona, quadrangle 7½ minute topo map.
USGS MRDS ID #M004217.

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USGS MRDS Record:10109065

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