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Dives Mine (Saxon Mine; Padre Kino Mine), Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USAi
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Dives Mine (Saxon Mine; Padre Kino Mine)Mine
Silver DistrictMining District
Trigo MtsMountain Range
La Paz Co.County
ArizonaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 6' 59'' North , 114° 35' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.11639,-114.58639
GeoHash:G#: 9mys2s8sz
USGS MRDS Record:10027195
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cibola250 (2011)23.4km
Palo Verde171 (2011)37.7km
Winterhaven394 (2011)42.1km
Buckshot153 (2017)42.9km
Yuma94,139 (2017)43.6km


A former surface and underground Pb-Ag-Zn-Fe-Mn-Be-Sr-Baryte mine located in the SW¼ sec. 36, T3S, R23W, about 1½ miles NE of the red Cloud Mine, on BLM-administered land. Owned at times, or in part, by Pryor; Neal Mining Co. (1933); and the Yuma Metals, Inc.

Mineralization is irregular fissure and massive cavity fillings of argentiferous lead and zinc carbonates with a gangue of iron oxides, manganese oxides, barite, celestine, manganiferous calcite, quartz, and gypsum along a fault zone separating Tertiary dacitic and andesitic lavas, rhyolite tuffs and lapilli tuffs on the West from Laramide contact metamorphosed intrusive and granitized rock and schist on the East. The main fault strikes N.20ºW. and dips 60ºSW, and is joined near the center of the claim by a branch fault that strikes N.10ºW. These faults contain veins of similar character but the main one is wider, longer & more strongly mineralized. It is traceable for 2,000 feet (609.6 meters) southward and it is a few feet from the schist and granite in tuff & breccia which show considerable chloritization & carbonitization. The richer portion of the vein, which is some 300 feet long and from a few inches to 1½ feet (0.5 meters) wide, occurs near the hanging wall of the wider portions of the vein.

Workings include an 86 foot (26.2 meters) deep vertical shaft with a 45 foot crosscut, several short tunnels, trench and several pit operations. This mine was developed from the early days but probably did not produce much more than 6 - 10 tons of ore averaging about 48% Pb and 67 oz. Ag/T, mostly in 1919-1920 from shallow workings.

A visit to this mine in recent years revealed a shaft, a trench cut through the thickness of the vein, about 40 - 50 feet, to the footwall, and a tunnel connecting the trench cut to the shaft. The vein material is very pockety with tiny wulfenite crystals, sprays of acicular, colorless willemite crystals, small, sceptered, water-clear quartz crystals and other species in the cavities. Much of the vein material is contaminated with abundant ocherous, adherent iron and manganese oxides of a dark red to blackish color. Observations by C. Lemanski, Jr.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sonoran Desert, North AmericaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


20 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Tocornalite3.AA.10(Ag,Hg)I
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Manganoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Mn)CO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Wickenburgite9.EG.55CaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Tocornalite9.1.6.1(Ag,Hg)I
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers
Wickenburgite74.2.1.1CaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
-(Ca,Mn)CO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
O QuartzSiO2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O MassicotPbO
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CelestineSrSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GalenaPbS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CelestineSrSO4
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
CaCalcium
Ca Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
Ca WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
ZnZinc
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
IIodine
I Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg Tocornalite(Ag,Hg)I
PbLead
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb WickenburgiteCaPb3Al2Si10O24(OH)6
Pb MassicotPbO
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

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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Quaternary - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185380
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Tortonian - Bartonian
7.246 - 41.3 Ma



ID: 2965116
Middle Miocene to Oligocene volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (7.246 - 41.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Peach Springs Tuff; Apache Leap Tuff

Description: Lava, tuff, fine-grained intrusive rock, and diverse pyroclastic rocks. These compositionally variable volcanic rocks include basalt, andesite, dacite, and rhyolite. Thick felsic volcanic sequences form prominent cliffs and range fronts in the Black (Mohave County), Superstition, Kofa, Eagletail, Galiuro, and Chiricahua Mountains. This unit includes regionally extensive ash-flow tuffs, such as the Peach Springs tuff of northwestern Arizona and the Apache Leap tuff east of Phoenix. Most volcanic rocks are 20-30 Ma in southeastern Arizona and 15 to 25 Ma in central and western Arizona, but this unit includes some late Eocene rocks near the New Mexico border in east-central Arizona. (11-38 Ma)

Comments: Original map source: Arizona Geological Survey, DI-8 Geologic Map of Arizona, Digital Spatial data for the Geologic Map of Arizona, v. 3.0, edited by S.M. Richard and S.M. Kneale, 2002, 10 p., 2 DOS HD disks. Arc/INFO export file (.e00) format, scale 1:1,000,000.

Lithology: Major:{basalt,andesite,dacite}, Minor:{rhyolite}

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. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Wilson, E.D. (1933) Geology and Mineral Deposits of Southern Yuma County, Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 134: 62-63.
Parker, F.Z. (1966) The Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Silver District Trigo Mountains, Yuma County, Arizona. Masters Thesis, San Diego State College: 131-132.
Keith, Stanton B. (1978) State of Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch Bull. 192, Index of Mining Properties in Yuma County, Arizona: 178 (Table 4).
Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp.
Rocks & Minerals (1988): 63: 328.
Bancroft, P. & G. Bricker (1990), Arizona's silver mining district, Mineralogical Record: 21: 151-168.
Arizona Bureau of Mines file data. 64: 58.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 100, 128, 169, 223, 398, 419, 420, 425.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10027195, MRDS ID #M002440; and, Dep. ID #10113762, MAS ID #0040120420.


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