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Silver King Mine (Silver King Mining Co. property; Fortune Mine; California Mine; White Horse Mine; Seventy-Four Mine; Last Chance Mine), Comstock Wash, Kings Crown Peak area, Pioneer Mining District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USAi
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Silver King Mine (Silver King Mining Co. property; Fortune Mine; California Mine; White Horse Mine; Seventy-Four Mine; Last Chance Mine)Mine
Comstock WashWash
Kings Crown Peak areaArea
Pioneer Mining DistrictMining District
Pinal MtsMountain Range
Pinal Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 19' 49'' North , 111° 5' 19'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Superior2,943 (2017)4.1km
Top-of-the-World231 (2011)9.2km
Queen Valley788 (2011)19.0km
Gold Camp10,159 (2011)20.4km
Miami1,783 (2017)21.8km


A former surface and underground Ag-Pb-Au-Cu-Zn mine located in sec. 24, T1S, R12E, in Comstock Wash, about 1 mile W of Kings Crown Peak, about 3 miles north of Superior. Discovered in the fall of 1874 and initially worked until Mar 24, 1875. Owned by Messrs. Long, Mason, Reagan & Copeland. During 1976-96 it was operated by the Silver King Mining Co. In 1916 the property was acquired by Silver King of Arizona Mining Co. Subsequently the property was acquired by Bat Gays who carried on small-scale operations. Previous operators include T. Gayo; Tritt Smelting and Refining; Silver King Syn.; Apache Silver; Silver King Arizona Mining; Dean Brothers; Silver King of Arizona Mining; and the Silver King Mining Co. During 1945-46 some of the area was prospected by diamond drilling. First produced 1877 and closed 1955. Owned by Dick Lobb and Grace Middleton (1982). Operated by Mr. John Reynolds (1987).

Also known as / designated: Patented claim MS 2052; Patented claim MS 2161; Patented claim MS 461; Patented claim MS 462.

The Silver King porphyry, in which was developed the Silver King orebody, crops out as an irregular mass approximately 2,500 feet long from east to west by 1,200 feet wide. It was intruded into the southeastern part of a much larger stock of quartz diorite.

Mineralization is hosted in Pinal Schist and in Silver King Quartz Diorite. Veinlets are interlaced in quartz diorite porphyry and Pinal Schist. The orebody formerly cropped out at the top of a little hill about 75 feet high, composedof uch altered yellowish-brown to greenish-gray porphyry. The orebody was apparently a compact plexus of veinlets inclosed in comparatively unfissured porphyry. Blake's description and the maps of underground workings show that the orebody was a stockwork about 130 feet in maximum diameter, with a general dip of 70º west. The stockwork was disposed about an irregular core or axis of milk-white quartz, containing some bunches of rich ore but as a whole comparatively barren. The ore consisted of altered porphyry traversed in all directions by innumerable veinlets carrying stromeyerite, tetrahedrite, galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite and pyrite in a gangue of quatz with some baryte. Blake observed that stromeyerite and highly argentiferous tetrahedrite with ore or less acanthitewere the most important constituents of the ore on the upper levels, whereas argentiferous sphalerite had become the principal ore mineral on the seventh level.

The pit at the former outcrop of the orebody shows the brecciated quartz and porphyry. Extending N60-70E from the breccia mass is a steeply northeastward-dipping fissure which was mineralized for a few hundred feet along its strike. Evidence for other structural control of the breccia mass is not readily apparent. Ore control descriptions Silver King Quartz Diorite Porphyry dikes and stocks.

A legend concerning this mine is the story of the mine manager wearing a crown of interconnected native silver wires around his hat.

Original development was by open pit (115 x 92 x 120 feet). Workings in 1881 included a main shaft more than 600 feet deep, 5 levels, crosscuts & winzes. A 10-stamp mill was erected on the property. The old shaft (Bilk shaft) was ultimately 987 feet deep. A new shaft was sunk to 635 feet after 1916. There were several smaller shafts and open cuts. There were also 7 levels of workings. Workings are located on the present El Medico claim. Production was 5,943,157 oz. Ag, valued at $6,526,094 (1875-1889), and 232,764 oz. Ag valued at $252,674 (1918-1928) (period values).

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Mineral List


33 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Description: Large quantities in the upper levels.
Reference: The History of Arizona, 2nd. State legislature, Chap. X: 119; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 100; Romslo, T.M. & S.F. Ravitz (1947), Arizona manganese-silver ores, US Bur. Mines Rept. Inv. 4097; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 22; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 15; Rocks & Min.: 21:431..
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: [MinRec 21:160]
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Prescott, AZ: 59; The History of Arizona, 2nd. State legislature, Chap. X: 119.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 15:278; 21:431.
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Dana 6 & Dana 7:I; Rocks & Min.: 21:431.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Description: Small, beautifully crystallized groups.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 126; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 55.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 289; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Mineralogy of Arizona Third Edition, University of Arizona Press; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: [MinRec 21:160]
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Individual grains enveloped by filiform silver branches.
Reference: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Prescott, AZ: 59; The History of Arizona, 2nd. State legislature, Chap. X: 119; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 16.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 167; Guild, F.N. (1917), A microscopic study of the silver ores and their associated minerals, Econ.Geol.: 12: 297-353; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10235032, MAS ID #0040210760.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10235032, MAS ID #0040210760.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: [MinRec 21:160]
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Habit: Micro-crystals
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 226.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 229; Guild, F.N. (1917), A microscopic study of the silver ores and their associated minerals, Econ.Geol.: 12: 297-353; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 18, Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10235032, MAS ID #0040210760.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Min.Rec.: 21: 160.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID #10235032, MAS ID #0040210760.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Description: As crystals in barite.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 289.
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Reference: [MinRec 21:160]
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Description: Fine specimens from the upper levels.
Reference: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Prescott, AZ: 59; The History of Arizona, 2nd. State legislature, Chap. X: 119; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 333; Guild, F.N. (1910), The mineralogy of Arizona, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 48; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 26; Dana 6 & Dana 7:I; Rocks & Min.: 21:431.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dana 6 & Dana 7:I; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Description: Fine specimens; large masses fill cracks in Stromeyerite, bornite & chalcopyrite; also in beautiful filiform specimens.
Reference: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Prescott, AZ: 59; The History of Arizona, 2nd. State legislature, Chap. X: 119; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 373; Guild, F.N. (1917), A microscopic study of the silver ores and their associated minerals, Econ.Geol.: 12: 297-353; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 54; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 9, 16; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 16; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Colour: Light sea-green
Description: Most abundant sulfide in the ore. Cleavable masses held together by silver wires.
Reference: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Prescott, AZ: 59; The History of Arizona, 2nd. State legislature, Chap. X: 119; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 18; Guild, F.N. (1917), A microscopic study of the silver ores and their associated minerals, Econ.Geol.: 12: 297-353; Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 377-378; Short, M.N., et al (1943), Geology and ore deposits of the Superior mining area, AZ, AZ Bur. Minesz Bull. 151; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 158; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Description: Most important silver mineral in the ores.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 385; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 56; Guild, F.N. (1910), The mineralogy of Arizona, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA; Guild, F.N. (1917), A microscopic study of the silver ores and their associated minerals, Econ.Geol.: 12: 297-353; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 16; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
'Tetrahedrite'
Formula: Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 393; Guild, F.N. (1917), A microscopic study of the silver ores and their associated minerals, Econ.Geol.: 12: 297-353; Univ. AZ Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 58; Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 153: 27; Dana 6 & Dana 7:I; Rocks & Min.: 21:431; Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, AZ Bur. Mines Bull. 156: 98.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: [MinRec 21:160]
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: [MinRec 21:160]

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Antimony1.CA.05Sb
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Freibergite2.GB.05(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
'Tetrahedrite'3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Milky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O CerussitePbCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O AnglesitePbSO4
O MassicotPbO
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
SSulfur
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SphaleriteZnS
S Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
S GalenaPbS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
S PyriteFeS2
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S BaryteBaSO4
S CovelliteCuS
ClChlorine
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
MnManganese
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
AsArsenic
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
Ag Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(X)2Sb4S13
Sb AntimonySb
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MassicotPbO

References

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The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Prescott, AZ: 59.
The History of Arizona, 2nd. State legislature, Chap. X: 119.
Dana, E.S. (1892) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York.: 47, 1094.
Guild, F.N. (1910), The Mineralogy of Arizona, The Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA.
Ransome, F.L. (1912) Copper Deposits near Superior, Arizona, USGS Bull. 540: 3-7, 20-22, 156-158.
University of Arizona Bull. 41 (1916-17), Mineralogy of Useful Minerals in Arizona: 22, 48, 54, 56, 58.
Guild, F.N. (1917), A microscopic study of the silver ores and their associated minerals, Economic Geology: 12: 297-353.
Jones, Jr., E.L. & F.L. Ransome (1920), Deposits of manganese ore in Arizona, USGS Bull. 710-D: 159.
Arizona Mining Journal (1922) July 1, 1922: 37.
Galbraith, F.W. (1935) Geology of the Silver King Area, Superior, Arizona. Ph.D. thesis, University of Arizona.
Elsing and Heineman (1939) USGS Bull. 140: 99.
Rocks & Minerals (1940): 15: 278.
Rocks & Minerals (1941): 16:77.
Short, M.N., et al (1943), Geology and ore deposits of the Superior mining area, Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 151: 7, 11-13, 139-154.
Palache, C., Berman, H. & Frondel, C. (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 834pp.: 98, 191, 353, 381.
Rocks & Minerals (1946): 21: 431.
Galbraith, F.W. (1947), Minerals of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 153: 9, 15, 16, 18, 26, 27.
Romslo, T.M. & S.F. Ravitz (1947), Arizona manganese-silver ores, US Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4097.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part I, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 156: 96-98.
Wilson, E.D., et al (1950), Arizona zinc and lead deposits, part II, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 158.
Dunning, C.H. (1959) Rock to Riches: 116-118.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 55.
Farnham, L.L., Stewart, L.A., and Delong, C.W. (1961), Manganese deposits of eastern Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7990: Fig. 18, 126.
Dunning, Charles H. (1966) Silver from Spanish Missions to Space Age Missiles: 113-121.
Sawyer, M.B., Gurmendi, A.C., Daley, M.R., and Howell, S.B. (1992) Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 334 pp.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 100, 167, 226, 229, 289, 333, 373, 377-378, 385, 393.
USGS Superior Quadrangle map.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Silver King Mine file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Magma Copper Co. file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources U files.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District Sheet #608.
Hinton, R.J., 1000 Old Arizona Mines: 72-73.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10048314, MRDS ID #M899881; and Dep. ID #10235032, MAS ID #0040210760.

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