Ingersol Mine (Bob Ingersol Mine; Ingersoll Mine; Bob Ingersoll Mine; Blue Monday Mine; Hearst-Hagen Estate), Tombstone District, Tombstone Hills, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
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MRDS database Dep. ID file #10026910, MRDS ID #M000997; and, Dep. ID #10185728, MAS ID #0040030631.
A former small underground Pb-Ag-Zn-Au-Cu-Cd-Mn mine located in the SE ¼ sec. 11, T.20S., R.22E. (Tombstone 7.5 minute topo map), 3/4 mile SW of Tombstone, on private land. Produced 1885-1932. Legend exists that George Hearst won the property in an 1880's poker game in Tombstone. Owned at times, or in part, by the Hearst-Hagen Estate and the VMP Leasing Co.
Mineralization is oxidized replacement deposits of base metal sulfides with small, high grade streaks of silver-gold values in an overturned fold of Cretaceous Bisbee Group limestone cut by 'northeast' fissures. The ore is oxidized.
Local structures include post-mineralization faulting which occurred on WNW and NNW trends, tilting the basin NNE; "Northeast fissures."
Workings include a shaft(s)(200 foot deep shaft (1881)), and ultimately to 121.92 meters. Work on the 100-400 foot levels, 400 foot level worked in 1923-1932. Probably 2000 or more feet of workings. Several thousand tons of ore were produced in the 1880's and a few thousand tons intermittently from 1918 to 1932. No zinc reported to USBM; however, zinc was reported in literature.
2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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