Buckeye Hills Mine (Buckeye Mica Mine; Buckeye Hills Mica Mine), Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 18' 45'' North , 112° 34' 54'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.31250,-112.58167|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sonoran Desert, North America|
‡Ref.: Wilson, E.D. & G.H. Roseveare (1949), Arizona Nonmetallics, A Summary of Past Production and Present Operations, 2nd. Edition (revised), AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 155: 30; Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals AZ Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources Mineral Rpt. 4; USGS, AZ Bur. Mines and the US Bur. of Reclamation (1969), Mineral and Water Resources of Arizona: AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 180; USGS 15 minute Buckeye topo. map; AZ Dept. Min. Resources (ADMR) Industrial Mineral Resources Rept.: 38; Moore, R.T., (1969), in AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 180 (USGS Bull. 871): 398; AZ Dept. Min. Resources (ADMR) "U" file; MRDS files #10105116, 10210541 & 10113702.
An former surface mica mine owned by the Buckeye Mills of Buckeye.
Workings include a mill with a 6 ton/day capacity for processing commercial grade sericite.
1 valid mineral.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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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
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.