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American Boy Mine, Obregon, Cargo Muchacho Mining District (Hedges Mining District; Ogilby Mining District), Cargo Muchacho Mts, Imperial Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
American Boy MineMine
Obregon- not defined -
Cargo Muchacho Mining District (Hedges Mining District; Ogilby Mining District)Mining District
Cargo Muchacho MtsMountain Range
Imperial Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
32° 51' 44'' North , 114° 46' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Los Algodones4,874 (2015)18.4km
Winterhaven394 (2011)18.6km
Avenue B and C4,176 (2017)19.0km
Donovan Estates1,508 (2017)19.1km
Colonia Ladrillera277 (2018)20.2km


A former Au occurrence/mine located in the NE¼ sec. 17, T15S, R21E, SBM, 1.9 km (6,100 feet) ENE of Obregon (site), in American Girl Wash. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Local rocks include schist of various types and ages, unit 9 (Cargo Muchacho Mountains).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart collection
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Ex John Dagenais colllection, in the collection of Alex Earl
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: collected by Eckhard D. Stuart, Feb 4, 2017
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: collected by Eckhard D. Stuart, Feb 4, 2017
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Henshaw, Paul Carrington (1942), Geology and mineral resources of the Cargo Muchacho Mountains, Imperial County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 38): 38: 147-196; Clark, Wm. B. (1970a) Gold districts of California: California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 193; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 19l.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart collection
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart collection
Perite
Formula: PbBiClO2
Reference: Robert E.Walstrom Collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Eckhard D. Stuart collection
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Robert E.Walstrom Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Perite3.DC.30PbBiClO2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Perite10.2.5.1PbBiClO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
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

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O PeritePbBiClO2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl PeritePbBiClO2
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PeritePbBiClO2
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BiBismuth
Bi PeritePbBiClO2

References

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Henshaw, Paul Carrington (1942), Geology and mineral resources of the Cargo Muchacho Mountains, Imperial County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division Mines (Report 38): 38: 192.
Clark, Wm. B. (1970 a) Gold districts of California: California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 193.
Morton, P.K. (1977) Mines and mineral resources of Imperial County, California. California Division of Mines and Geology County Report 7, 104 pp.: 47.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 19 (map 2-8).
U.S. Bureau of Mines (1995), Minerals Availability System/Mineral Industry Location System (MAS/MILS): file #0060250227.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10284809.

USGS MRDS Record:10284809
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