|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 3' 33'' North , 114° 10' 39'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.05917,-114.17750|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Sonoran Desert, North America|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
A Pb-Ag-F-Ba-V-Mo-Zn-Au-Cu (As-Se-Be-Sb) mine.
Mineralization is irregular masses of partly oxidized argentiferous galena in a gangue of fluorite and calcite, up to 12 feet wide, and over some 2,000 feet in length, in a lensing vein along a fault zone with intersecting faults containing gouge and mineralization. Some wulfenite and associated vanadinite and vanadiferous mimetite occur in open cavities. Wall rocks are Mesozoic shale, limestone, and sandstone, strongly sericitized with some silicification and chloritization, cut by diorite porphyry dikes. Surface exposures are limited by the gravel cover of the rock pediment.
Workings include stopes worked from shafts. Total production for the group would be some 20,000 tons or more of ore.
14 valid minerals.
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
|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. 
|Tithonian - Bajocian|
145 - 170.3 Ma
|Jurassic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Jurassic (145 - 170.3 Ma)
Description: Sandstone and conglomerate derived from volcanic rocks with associated intermediate-composition lava flows, breccias, and tuffs. In southern Arizona this unit includes rocks of the Artesa sequence, Pitoikam Formation, Mulberry Wash volcanics, Rudolfo Red Beds, Recreation Red Beds, and Gardner Canyon Formation. In western Arizona it includes the Harquar Formation, rocks of Slumgullion, and related(?) unnamed units in the Kofa and Middle Mountains. This unit is characterized by maroon, brown, and purplish-gray volcanic-lithic sandstone and siltstone, with subordinate to abundant conglomerate, quartz-rich sandstone and sparse limestone. (150-170 Ma)
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.