LIVE REPORT! Gold and Silver Deposits in Colorado Symposium 2017 - last updated 1 hour ago. Click here to watch.
Help|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:
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

Thunderbolt Mine (Silver Zone Mine), Black Canyon, Black Canyon District, Wickenburg Mts, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
‡Ref.: Arizona Mining Journal (1917) September, 1917: 13.

Lindgren, W. (1926), Ore deposits of the Jerome and Bradshaw Mountains quadrangles, Arizona, USGS Bull. 782: 29, 158-159.

Guiteras, J.R. (1936) Gold Mining and Milling in the Black Canyon area, Yavapai County, Arizona. U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6905: 21.

Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 9.

Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 42.

Harrer, C.M. (1964), Reconnaissance of Iron Resources in Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8236: 108.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 170, 340, 373.

USGS Bumble Bee Quadrangle map.

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

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Eclipse group file.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Thunderbolt file.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10027171, MRDS ID #M002365; and, Dep. ID #10186342, MAS ID #0040251487.

A former underground Ag-Pb-Zn-Au-Cu mine located on the east side of Black Canyon, 3½ miles SE of Turkey Creek Station. Discovered 1905. Produced 1911-1968. Owned by D.J. Thompson; and, the Black Canyon Mining Co., Kansas City, MO.

Mineralization is a flat vein in amphibolite schist traceable for 1 mile and dips N.20ºW. at several feet in maximum width. Ore body is tabular. Ore has a quartz gangue. Ore control was faulting and shearing. Concentration was oxidation at near surface.

Area structures include low-angle (less than 40 degrees) veins cut across foliation. Foliation and transposed bedding in metavolcanic rocks trend N-S.

Workings include an 1,800 foot long tunnel that connects with the shaft on the hill 240 feet higher. Some 750 tons of ore shipped.

Mineral List

9 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on 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 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 is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2017, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: July 24, 2017 23:42:52 Page generated: January 14, 2015 18:40:38
Go to top of page