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Owl's Nest Mine, Tombstone District, Tombstone Hills, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 42' 3'' North , 110° 4' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.7008333333, -110.074166667
‡Ref.: The Resources of Arizona - A Manual of Reliable Information Concerning the Territory, compiled by Patrick Hamilton (1881), Scottsdale, AZ: 36, 38.

Butler, B.S., Wilson, E.D., and Rasor, C.A. (1938b), Geology and ore deposits of the Tombstone district, Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 143: Pl. XIII.

Keith, Stanton B. (1973), Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 187, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise County, Arizona: 78 (Table 4).

MRDS database Dep. ID file #10046259, MRDS ID #M241135; and, Dep. ID #10137180, MAS ID #0040030670.

A former small underground Ag-Pb mine located in the NW ¼ sec. 14, T.20S. R.22E, approximately 3/4 mile SSW of Tombstone, on private land. Owned at times, or in part, by the Tombstone Gold & Silver Mining Co. (1881); the Tombstone Mill & Mining Co., Tombstone Consolidated Mines Co., Bunker Hill Mines Co., and the Tombstone Development Co.

Mineralization is a replacement deposit with small, oxidized oreshoots of argentiferous galena along fracture zones and in replacement bodies on anticlinal rolls on the West side of the Lucky Cuss fault zone. Host rock units are the Naco Limestone and the Epitaph Dolomite.

Local structures include the Tombstone Basin and the Lucky Cuss Fault.

Workings include at least 3 shafts (deepest = 100 feet (1881)). Some ore was produced in the 1880's.

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