KeywordsArizona Geological Survey Bulletins
La Paz County
Santa Cruz County
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CitationWelty, J.W., Reynolds, S.J., Keith, S.B., Gest, D.E., Trapp, R.A. and DeWitt, E., 1986, Mine Index for Metallic Mineral Districts of Arizona. Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Bulletin 196, 96 p.
DescriptionThis index provides a list of mines within each mineral district as defined in Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology- Map 18 and Bulletln 194 (Kelth and others, 1983a,b). In a m1neral-district classification known metallic mineral occurrences are grouped according to geologic and metallogenic criteria rather than the geographic associations used in the traditional mining-district approach. Ideally, a mineral district should consist of mineral occurrences that have a common origin. A mineral-district classification is especially useful for understanding the geologic setting of mineralization and the distribution of known mineral occurrences with similar geology. A mineral-district map, however, is not a map of mineral potential. Although understanding the distribution of known mineral deposits is essential in evaluating mineral potential, many other geologic factors must also be considered (Fellows, 1984).
Series/Report no.Bulletin 196
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North Bounding Coordinate37.0472
South Bounding Coordinate31.3451
West Bounding Coordinate-114.724
East Bounding Coordinate-108.923
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