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Lakemen Mine (Missble Mine [Missable Mine ?]), Gold Gulch, Morenci, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

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A former underground Pb-Au-Cu-Ag mine.

A gold mine located on 8 patented claims in the center S½ sec. 19, T4S, R29E, about 4½ miles SW of Morenci on private land. Started in 1885 and closed in 1895. Reopened in 1934. Owned by Mrs. Grace Morrison (1934-1956) and W.R. Brown of Arizona (1956).

Mineralization is a vein that strikes N.60ºE. and dips vertically. It occurs in diorite porphyry. Its width ranges up to 10 feet and averages about 3 feet (1 meter). Gangue consists of brecciated, coarse-textured, grayish quartz & sericitized porphyry, cemented by later generation of vuggy quartz. The diorite porphyry wallrock is somewhat sericitized, silicified and iron-stained.

Workings include a 300 foot deep vertical shaft with 470 feet of drifts & some small stopes on the 200 & 300 levels.

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2 entries listed. 1 valid mineral.

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Wilson, E.D., et al (1934), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 137: 185.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources U file.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Lakemen group file.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District Sheet 841.

USGS Clifton Quadrangle.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10137797, MRDS ID #M800408, MAS ID #0040110130.

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