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C and W prospect (C and W group of claims; C and W claims), Castle Creek region, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 5' 34'' North , 112° 25' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.0927777778, -112.424166667


A group of 3 unpatented tungsten claims and former surface and underground mine located in the SE ¼ T.9N., R.2W., on the saddle between Walker and Banty Creeks, about 2 miles SW of Silver Mountain at about 3,500 feet of altitude. Found about 1940 by W.L. Palmer and G.A. Westerdahl. Owned by W.L. Palmer & G.A. Westerdahl.

Mineralization is a lenticular ore body hosted in the prevailing Precabrian Yavapai Schist, intruded on the South by granite and invaded by large sill-like bodies of tourmaline-bearing pegmatite.

In the vicinity of the claims a prominent belt of granular, dark-colored schist a few hundred feet wide strikes generally NE-ward and dips about 60ºNW. It strongly affects a compass needle. This belt is cut at right angles by a fault zone about 2 feet wide marked by strong gouge in the hanging wall, which dips 80ºSE. Walls show some seritization.

Workings include a pit that is 25 feet (8 meters) long and 20 feet (6 meters) deep.

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3 valid minerals.

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References

Wilson, E.D. (1941), Wilson, E.D. (1941), Tungsten Deposits of Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 148: 25-26.

Dale, V.B. (1961), Tungsten Deposits of Gila, Yavapai, and Mohave Counties, Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8078: 34.

Lemmon, D.M., and Tweto, O.L. (1962) Tungsten in the U.S., USGS map, MR-25;

Lemmon, D.M., unpublished data.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10102519, MRDS ID #M003260; and, Dep. ID #10162204, MAS ID #0040250388.

 
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