Black Queen Mine

The Black Queen Mine is a manganese mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Black Queen Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.75361, -113.23528

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Black Queen Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Queen Mine
Secondary: Armour Group
Secondary: Amour Group
Secondary: Hatton Claims


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Aguila District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Fred Siefert And L. W. Smith
Years: 1958 -


Production

Year: 1954
Time Period: 1952-1954
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Cp_Grade: ^18 Percent Mn
Year: 1918
Time Period: 1917-1918
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Cp_Grade: ^35 To 40 Percent Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1916
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES


Structure

Type: L
Description: Two Ew Faults Displacing Mineralized Zone 70 Feet


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CONCENTRATES ASSAY 32 TO 40 PERCENT MN, REJECT SCREENINGS ASSAY 24 PERCENT.


Materials

Ore: Manganite
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Psilomelane
Gangue: Barite


Comments

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.


References

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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