Lion Mine, Mount Benedict, Nogales District (Gold Hill District), Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Lenon, Robert (1964) Lenon’s map of Santa Cruz County.
Simons (1971) Open File Map.
U.S. Bureau of Mines files, Lion.
U.S. Bureau of Mines field notes, AU11.
Arizona Bureau of Mines card file Santa Cruz County.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10039568, MRDS ID #M050335; and, Dep. ID #10259601, MAS ID #0040230260.
A former small Pb-Ag-Au-Cu mine located in secs. 27 & 28, T23S, R14E, on the east slope of Mount Benedict, on the north side of its main gulch, 5 miles NNE of Nogales, on private land. The main openings lie at about 4,050 feet of elevation. Owned by Mr. George Norbeth, of Nogales.
Mineralization is a vein which lies in the quartz monzonite country rock and dips steeply but variably to the north. It is 3½ feet wide (1.07 meters) and is composed mainly of quartz and crushed and altered quartz monzonite but contains considerable azurite, malachite, and bunches of galena, with which are associated gold and some silver.
Workings include shafts, cuts, winzes, and tunnels extending through a vertical range of 100 feet. Worked for gold; apparently has copper associated. Small production.
3 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.
The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.