Gold Reef prospect, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
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MRDS database Dep. ID file #10027191,MRDS ID #M002421; and, Dep. ID #10210205, MAS ID #0040120226.
A former surface W-Fe mine located in the NW¼ sec. 30, T4S, R22W (sec. 15 per MRDS), about 3½ miles by trail N of Knowles Camp, on a military reservation. Owned by H. Knowles & R. Young. NOTE: Alternate coordinates provided: 33.055N, 114.5733W.
Mineralization is a quartz vein deposit hosted in brownish quartz-sericite schist intruded by rhyolite and aplitic dikes. The schist strikes N.35ºE. & dips 30ºNW. The principal vein is spotty scheelite with iron oxides, quartz, and calcite in a narrow vein (0.61 meters wide) in a fault fissure zone that strikes N.55ºW. and dips 80ºS. and is traceable on surface intermittently for about 500 feet (152.4 meters). The vein is hosted in Mesozoic metamorphic quartz-sericite schist intruded by Tertiary rhyolite to aplitic dikes. Wall rocks exhibit alteration to sericite. The vein consists of irregular masses of sheared grayish-white quartz from less than 1 inch to 2 feet wide.
Workings include shallow prospect pits. There was a possible small production in 1953.
5 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.
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