Black Beauty Group

Past Producer in Graham county in Arizona, United States with commodity Manganese

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10026965
MRDS ID M001368
Record type Site
Current site name Black Beauty Group
Related records 10209899, 10282878

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.24064, 32.74678 (WGS84)
Elevation 1341
Relative position 12 MILES W OF DUNCAN BY ROAD.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Graham

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 008S 030E 11 SE Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • 0.5 MILE NORTH OF THE CROW CLAIMS AND 0.5 MILE SE OF ASH PEAK, LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Manganese Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • GANGUE COMPOSED OF BRECCIATED FRAGMENTS OF WALL ROCK, CALCITE, AND QUARTZ

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Psilomelane Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Surface Oxidation

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Rock unit name Tertiary Volcanic Flows
    Rock description Tertiary Volcanic Flows
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.24064, 32.74678

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Steep Northerly Trending Zones Of Shearing And Brecciation In Volcanic Rocks
Local Manganese Deposits Form Parallel Seams And Veinlets Within Fracture Zone - Brecciated Gangue

Ore body information

  • General form SEAMS AND IRREGULAR VEINLETS
    Strike N-S
    Dip 90
    Width 0.91M
    Length 24.38M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Manganese Minerals Occur In A Vertical, N-Trending Fracture Zone Cutting Volcanic Rocks

Comments on the geologic information

  • DEPOSIT LIES NEAR THE TOP OF A STEEP-SIDED RIDGE AND IS SIMILAR TO DEPOSITS FOUND ON THE A-1 GROUP CLAIMS AND THE CROW CLAIMS TO THE SOUTH.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1952
Discoverer John Pospohola And A.A. Dankworth

Mining district

District name Ash Peak District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Production statistics

  • Year 1954
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^21.2 % Mn
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Ore Manganese Manganese 21wt-pct

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall depth 3.66M
    Overall length 22.86M
    Overall width 1.52M

Comments on the workings information

  • DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED ONE OPENCUT WITH ABOVE DIMENSIONS

Comments on development

  • OPERATORS INCLUDED SIX PLUS MINING CO.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M001368
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040110032

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    FARNHAM, L.L., STEWART, L.A., AND DELONG, C.W., 1961, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF EASTERN ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7990, P. 106.

  • Deposit

    USBM FILES, BLACK BEAUTY GROUP.

  • Production

    U.S.B.M. I.C. 7990 .

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE ALSO: A-1 CLAIMS AND CROW CLAIMS FOR GEOLOGIAL INFORMATION ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit PROPERTY COMPRISES 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS; MORE HIGHLY MINERALIZED PART OF THE FRACTURE IS EXPOSED ABOUT 80 FT ALONG THE STRIKE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1979 Johnson, Kris H. (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JAN-1982 Calder, Susan R. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JAN-1989 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey