The Black Queen Mine is a manganese mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.
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Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 33.75361, -113.23528
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Black Queen Mine MRDS details
Primary: Black Queen Mine
Secondary: Armour Group
Secondary: Amour Group
Secondary: Hatton Claims
District: Aguila District
Land ownership: Federal
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Owner Name: Fred Siefert And L. W. Smith
Years: 1958 -
Time Period: 1952-1954
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Cp_Grade: ^18 Percent Mn
Time Period: 1917-1918
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Cp_Grade: ^35 To 40 Percent Mn
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Two Ew Faults Displacing Mineralized Zone 70 Feet
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: CONCENTRATES ASSAY 32 TO 40 PERCENT MN, REJECT SCREENINGS ASSAY 24 PERCENT.
Comment (Location): 14.5 MILES SW OF AGUILA. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)
Comment (Production): IN APRIL 1954 25 TONS OF ORE WAS BEING MINED DAILY. A SMALL AMOUNT WAS MINED DURING WWII
Comment (Development): 3 UNPATENTED CLAIMS
Comment (Deposit): DIMENSIONS ARE FOR MINERALIZED ZONE. MINIMUM WIDTH 5 FT. LENGTH IS NONCONTINUOUS. MAXIMUM LENGTH OF A LENS IS 50 FT. VEINS ARE IN THE HANGWALL OF AN EXTENSIVE LOW ANGLE FAULT.
Comment (Workings): NEARLY ALL VEIN SEGMENTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO SOME EXTENT. SEE 1958 REFERENCE, P. 22 FOR SURFACE PLAN.
Reference (Deposit): ALLEN, G.B., 1985, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS OF WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL TECHNOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPORT 85-17, 140 P.
Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
Reference (Production): ARIZ. B.M. BULL 127
Reference (Deposit): ADMR BLACK QUEEN FILE
Reference (Deposit): U.S.G.S. BULL. 710, P.142
Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. B.M. BULL. 127, P. 68
Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., AND STEWART, L.A., 1958, MN DEPOSITS OF WESTERN ARIZONA, U.S.B.M. INFO. CIRC. 7843.
Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA-CLUSTER NO 596-BLACK QUEEN MINE
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