Jabalina prospect (Javalina prospect), Wild Hog Canyon, Patagonia Mining District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USAi
|Regional Level Types|
|Jabalina prospect (Javalina prospect)||Prospect|
|Wild Hog Canyon||Canyon|
|Patagonia Mining District||Mining District|
|Patagonia Mountains||Mountain Range|
|Santa Cruz Co.||County|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 24' 7'' North , 110° 47' 24'' West
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‡Ref.: Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, USGS Bull. 582: 312.
Schrader, F.C. (1917), The geologic distribution and genesis of the metals in the Santa Rita-Patagonia Mountains, Arizona, Economic Geology: 12: 237-269.
Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of Arizona: 73.
Simons, F.S. (1974) Geologic map and sections of the Nogales and Lochiel quadrangles, Santa Cruz County, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-762, 9 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:48,000.
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 344.
U.S. Bureau of Mines file data-cluster #22, Jablina.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10088912, MRDS ID #M899907.
A Au-Ag-Pb-Mn prospect with underground workings located in the NW¼NW¼ sec. 26, T23S, R15E, near the top of the hill adjoining the N side of Wild Hog Canyon, ¼ mile NNE of the Gross Mine, just to the SE of the Isabella Mine, 3.8 miles ESE of the Nogales International Airport, at an elevation of about 4,300 feet, on National Forest land. Discovered 1899.
Mineralization is the Jabalina vein which starts in Wild Hog Canyon at the former Gross camp, and extends eastward through the adjoining hills for a quarter of a mile or more cutting coarse-grained granite porphyry. The croppings are exposed through a vertical range of about 200 feet. The sheeting structure in the containing granite porphyry dips to the ESE. The vein is 402.30 meters long, dips steeply (80+) south at the shaft and is 9 feet (2.74 meters) wide. It is composed of coarsely banded mineralized brecciated quartz, altered rock, and ore carrying lead and silver. Much of the ore is stained black with manganese and some is coated with greenish and brownish crystalline pyromorphite. Oxidation is minor and the granite porphyry is altered near the vein.
This prospect is located in the Gross Belt. The belt and foothills are separated from the steep slopes of the range by a piedmont-like valley along which the Piedmont Fault runs; extends northward for 6 miles.
Tectonic elements include the N-S-trending Piedmont Fault and the Patagonia Range uplift on the east.
Workings include a 25 foot deep shaft near the top of the hill.
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ 'Limonite'|
Reference: MRDS database Dep. ID file #10088912, MRDS ID #M899907.
| ⓘ Pyromorphite|
Colour: Greenish, brownish
Description: As coatings on manganese-stained ore.
Reference: Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 344; Schrader, F.C. & J.M. Hill (1915), Mineral deposits of the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains, AZ, USGS Bull. 582: 312; Schrader, F.C. (1917), The geologic distribution and genesis of the metals in the Santa Rita-Patagonia Mountains, AZ, Econ.Geol.: 12: 237-269; Galbraith, F.W. & D.J. Brennan (1959), Minerals of AZ: 73.
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates|
|Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN|
|Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|USGS MRDS Record:||10088912|
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