Big Jim vein

occurrence of asbestos in Mohave county, AZ

Geologic information

Name of siteBig Jim vein
Developmentoccurrence
StateAZ
CountyMohave
Geographic location:-114.3798, 35.0235
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Fibrous mineralA variety of asbestos known as mountain leather was found in a specimen of ore from the Big Jim"" Lausen (1931, p. 63)
Associated mineralsquartz
calcite
adularia
free gold
pyrite
biotite
chlorite
sericite
apatite
Host rock typesandesite
Geologic map unit-114.3798, 35.0235
Nearby scientific dataFind additional scientific data near this location

Reference information

Ransome, F.L., 1923, Geology of the Oatman gold district, Arizona--A preliminary report: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 743, 58 p.
[http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b743]
Moore, R.W., 1928, Mining methods and records at the United Eastern mine: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, v. 76, p. 56-92.
Lausen, Carl, 1931, Geology and ore deposits of the Oatman and Katherine districts, Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin No. 131, 126 p.
Gardner, E.D., 1936, Gold mining and milling in the Black Mountains, western Mohave County, Ariz.: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6901, 59 p.