GOLD IN ARIZONA - A PROSPECTOR'S GUIDE copywright by W. Dan Hausel
|The Superstition Mountains - host for the Lost Dutchman gold mine.|
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|Underground at the Resolution mine, Superior, AZ|
The author with friend Rich at
the Resolution shaft, Arizona
Mineralized copper, gold, silver breccia from a breccia pipe from
Arizona. This is rich ore!
MINING DISTRICTS and MINERALIZED AREAS
Apache, Coconico and Navajo Counties
Basalt with peridotite nodules from Arizona.The peridotite has considerable gem-quality peridot and
represents pieces of the earth's mantle plucked from
depth and brought to the surface in the basalt.
Ash Peak District
Big Bug District, Bradshaw Mountains
Bisbee (Warren) District
|Lavender open pit mine at Bisbee, Arizona|
|Chalcopyrite specimen collected at the Ferris-Haggarty mine, |
Wyoming - similar to chalcopyrite mined at
Bisbee, Arizona. (Photo by Dan Hausel, the GemHunter).
By 1881, operations recovered copper with by-product gold, silver, lead and zinc in massive sulfide and replacement deposits. The metals were recovered near the surface and at depth from underground operations at the Denn, Campbell, Calumet and other shafts and from open pit operations at the Copper Queen and Lavender pits. Some of this ore averaged an incredible 23% copper. Ore minerals included native copper, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, cuprite, azurite, malachite, brochantite, tenorite, aurichalcite with minor turquoise.
Black Rock (Castle Rock, Blue Tank) District, Wickenburg Mountains
Black Canyon District
Christmas district (a.k.a Banner district), Gila & Pinal counties
Copper Creek (Bunker Hill) district
Copper Mountain (Clifton-Morenci) district
Dos Cabezas - Teviston districts, Cochise County
Golden Rule Hill District, Cochise County
Green Valley (Payson) District
In the background is the town of Jerome. And further back behind the
'V' in the mountains, is the old Jerome mine (United Verde). You can read
more about this mine at the Mining Journal
Mill rock near the Itmay massive sulfide, Encampment district,Sierra Madre Mountains, Wyoming (read more
about this and similar deposits in our Gold Book.
Mineralized mill rock in the Ferris-Haggarty mine, Encampment district, Wyoming. See our Gold Book
Don't stand too close. 'Sunlight is projected down the 1900-foot deep Audrey shaft so
visitors can see the enormity of these mines (photo taken by the author at the Audrey
Shaft Museum, Jerome, Arizona.
La Paz district
Lone Star (Safford) district
Lost Basin district
Lost Dutchman, Superstition Mountains
Considerable gold fills fractures in milky quartz
on this ornate match box apparently found
under the Lost Dutchman's bed. Some suggest
that the Lost Dutchman high-graded gold from
the Vulture mine. However, this quartz appears
quite different from the exposed vein at the
Vulture mine. So is this a legend, or real?
Oro Blanco district
The author stands next to a monster truck in front of the Ray open pit
mine. Every red neck would give his ... to have a monster
truck with tires like these - including me!
San Francisco (Oatman) district
A book designed to assist prospectors in mineral and rock identification
Gold Basin District
|Head frames at the Resolution mine, Superior, Arizona|
Turquoise (Gleeson, Pearce) District
The geology suggests this area has good potential for discovery of hidden gold and base metal deposits. A variety of mineral deposits have already been identified in a broad, north-south, regional trend. Some of the more significant deposits include the Commonwealth silver and gold deposit at the north end of the district. To the south, two gold deposits of interest include Mexican Hat and Gold Coin.
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Weaver (Rich Hill) District
|The 8.71 ounce Ehrhart nugget found in 1931 at Rich Hill|