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dc.contributor.authorBain, D.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T00:25:53Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T00:25:53Z
dc.date.issued2003-11-01
dc.identifier.citationBain, D., 2003, A review of mercury mining in the Phoenix Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona. Arizona Dept of Mines and Mineral Resources CR-104, 4 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629214
dc.descriptionIn December of 1916, Sam Hughes, a Phoenix resident, discovered cinnabar deposits in the area now known as Dreamy Draw. Cinnabar, a mercury sulfide, had been discovered earlier that year in the area. Near his largest deposit, the Rico Mine, Sam Hughes erected a retort furnace, built a cabin, and sunk a main shaft and water well. Hughes, working alone, would fill an ore bucket, climb 100 feet of ladder to the surface and then hoist the ore bucket using a hand windless. In 1925 the U.S. Bureau of Mines reported that, “the bottom of the mine is damp, the temperature in the face of the drift is high, and the ventilation is poor.”
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesADMMR - CR-103
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1604
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
dc.subjectHistoric
dc.subjectPhoenix Mountains
dc.subjectMaricopa County
dc.subjectGlendale
dc.subjectPhoenix
dc.subjectSquaw Peak
dc.subjectRico Mercury Mine
dc.subjectcinnabar
dc.subjecthazardous
dc.subjectmining
dc.subjectMercury
dc.subjectMercury Mine School
dc.subjectDreamy Draw
dc.titleA review of mercury mining in the Phoenix Mountains, Maricopa County, Arizona
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dc.description.noteOriginally published by the Arizona Dept of Mines and Mineral Resources.
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