Geology of the Bisbee Quadrangle

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Topic List for
Geology and Ore Deposits
of the Bisbee Quadrangle, Arizona

by Frederick Leslie Ransome, 1904
United States Geological Survey
Professional Paper No.21

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Page
1- cover
2- facing page
3- contents
4- list of illustrations
5 introduction
10- location
map
11- field work and acknowledgements
12- list of publications
13- history of mining development
14a-
photo-San Pedro Valley and Huachuca Range from the Mule Mountains
14b-
photo- Bisbee from Sacramento Hill
16- production/climate
17- topography
20- relief and drainage

21- topography
23- preliminary outline of the geology
24- Pre-Cambrian metamorphic rocks
27- Paleozoic sediments
28- Cambrian
30a- photo- Mount Martin Paleozoic section
30b- photo- Abrigo Limestone
33- Devonian
39- drawing- Devonian fossils
42- Carboniferous
42a- photo- cliff of Escabrosa Limestone
42b- photo- Naco Hills
44a- photo- Escabrosa and Naco Limestones
44- photo- Cretaceous beds
48b- drawing- Mississippian fossils
52a- drawing- Pennsylvanian fossils
54- resume of Paleozoic section
54a- diagram- generalized columnar section
56- Mesozoic sediments/ Bisbee group
56a- photo- Bisbee Group
58a- photo- Juniper Flat
58b- photo- Glance Conglomerate
60a- photo- Mule Gulch
60b- photo- Glance Conglomerate
70- notes on Cretaceous fossils
72b-
drawing- Cretaceous fossils

73- Cenozoic rocks
75- igneous rocks
76- granite
78- granite porphyry
78a-
photo- porphyry dikes
78b-
photo- Abrigo Fault
80a-
photo- dikes on Escabrosa Ridge
80b-
photo- volcanic neck
83- contact metamorphism
85- geological structure
88a-
photo- faults in Escacado Canyon
88b-
photo- folds and faults in Escacado Canyon
90a-
photo- fault between Naco Limestone and Escabrosa Limestone
90b-
photo- Espinal Plain
93- general structure analysis
98a-
photo- Queen Hill
98b-
photo- Uncle Sam Gulch
100a-
photo- Gold Hill
100b-
photo- Gold Hill
102a-
photo- Glance Overthrust
102b-
photo
104- geological history
109- ore deposits/general character of mineralization/distribution of ores
110- underground development
110a-
photo- Sacramento Hill
110b-
photo- Irish Mag and Spray shafts
112a-
map- underground workings- Copper Queen Mine
112b-
map- underground workings- Copper Queen Mine
112c-
map- underground workings- Copper Queen Mine
114b-
map- claim map of Warren Mining District
116a-
map- underground workings- Calumet and Arizona mine
117-
map- underground workings- shaft no. 2- Lake Superior and Pittsburg Mine
118a-
map- underground workings- shaft no. 3- Lake Superior and Pittsburg Mine
118b-
map
- underground workings- Lowell Mine
120- mineralogy of the ores-ore minerals
121- sulfides
125- carbonates, silicates, sulphates, and oxides
129- gangue minerals
132- paragenesis of the ore and gangue minerals
135- form and geological environment of the ore bodies
136- relation of the ore bodies to the bedding of the limestones
136a- drawing- forms of the ore bodies
137- section through the Copper Queen Mine
138- section through the Czar Shaft
139- relation of ore bodies to the Escabrosa Limestone
140- relation of the ore bodies to structure
145- groundwater and depth of oxidation
146- genesis of the ores
147- primary metasomatic alteration and mineralization

155- oxidation and secondary concentration
159- genesis of the ores
160- age of the ores
161- future of the district
163- index
geologic cross-sections
map I- regional geology
mapII- major structural blocks
mapIII- mining areas