Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Iron King Mine (Iron King group of claims; War Eagle Mine), Santa Maria District (Planet District; Swansea District; Bill Williams District), Buckskin Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 13' 15'' North , 113° 58' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.2208333333, -113.979444444


‡Ref.: Jones, Jr., E.L. & F.L. Ransome (1920), Deposits of manganese ore in Arizona, USGS Bull. 710-D: 181.

Wilson, E.D. & G.M. Butler (1930), Manganese ore deposits in Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 127: 99-100.

Farnham, L.L. & L.A. Stewart (1958), Manganese deposits of western Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7843: 67.

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10027046, MRDS ID #M001803; and, Dep. ID #10234952, MAS ID #0040120617.

A former surface and underground Mn-Baryte-Fe mine on 4 claims located in sec. 12, T10N, R17W, 4 miles from the Planet Mine & about 26 miles NW of Bouse at 1,350 feet of altitude, on BLM-administered land. NOTE: Alternate coordinates provided: 34.2186N, 113.9728W. Location is approximate.

The occurrence of manganese minerals is limited to a few so-called 'blowouts', the largest of which is 50 feet long by 20 feet wide. The mineralized material of the 'blowouts' or chimneys is silicified limestone and quartzite, impregnated with iron and manganese oxides and is cut by seams an inch or less in width of long, fibrous manganite crystals.

Mineralization is a replacement deposit contained in sheared rocks along a fault zone, that strikes N25W & apparently dips SW. This ore zone is 15.24 meters long and 6.1 meters wide. The fault marks the contact between conglomerate and wash material on the NE, or footwall side, and silicified and serpentinized limestone and quartzite breccia on the hanging wall side, in which the manganese minerals occur.
Rocks in the vicinity consist of an older series of granite gneiss overlain by bands of limestone & amphibolite, massive limestone, quartzite and metamorphosed shales; and a younger series of sandstone, calcareous sandstone and detritus & wash material. The older rocks are probably Precambrian, the younger range from late Tertiary to Pleistocene.

Workings include a shaft and short tunnels plus another shallow shaft. Produced 1 carload of ore (1916). Analytical data: 15% Mn; 15% Fe; and, 40% Si.

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2017, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: June 23, 2017 02:43:04 Page generated: April 14, 2017 07:03:32
Go to top of page