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Bee Hive Mine (Beehive Gold Mine; Bee Hive property; Ziegler property; Peterson group claims), Octave, Weaver District (Virginia District; Mocking Bird District), Weaver Mts, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 9' 29'' North , 112° 40' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.15805,-112.68056

‡Ref.: Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 68.

Niemuth, N.J. (1987), Arizona Mineral Development 1984-1986, Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Directory 29, 46 pp.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources BeehiveGold Co. file.

U.S. Bureau of Mines - Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mining Technology file data.

Yale Peabody GNIS database (NOTE: this database is derived from USGS 1:24,000 topographic map data).

USGS Yarnell Quadrangle map.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10026939, MRDS ID #M001181; and, Dep. ID #10186652, MAS ID #0040250181.

A former surface and underground Au-Cu-Ag-Pb mine located about 2 miles NE of Octave. Produced 1918 - 1941.

Mineralization is a NW-ward trending shear zone that intersects the supposed continuation of the Octave fissure containing lens-shaped ore bodies. Ore control was faulting, shearing and igneous activity. Concentration was oxidation at near surface. Alteration was minor sericite along vein walls. Principal workings in schist intruded by numerous dikes of aplite and pegmatite. A few thin veinlets of quartz are present.

Area structures include foliation in Precambrian metamorphic rocks that trend N10E to N25E. The granitic rocks are unfoliated. Veins run parallel to mafic dikes which trend NE and dip at low angles, usually less than 40 degrees.

Workings include two 90 foot (30 meter) deep shafts plus ½ mile (0.8 km) of tunnels.

Mineral List

7 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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1600 - 1800 Ma
Early Proterozoic granitic rocks

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Description: Wide variety of granitic rocks, including granite, granodiorite, tonalite, quartz diorite, diorite, and gabbro. These rocks commonly are characterized by steep, northeast-striking foliation. (1600-1800 Ma)

Comments: ~ 1.6 - 1.8 Ga

Lithology: Major:{granite,granodiorite,tonalite}, Minor:{quartz diorite,diorite,gabbro}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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