Geology gallery

castle-rock
castle-rock

The Bisbee land mark Castle rock is a block of the Escabrosa limestone. This Mississippian age Block has been faulted downward to it's present position from the mountains to the Southwest.

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Post mining aragonite stalactite forming above the timber. Inside the Queen Tunnel at the Intersection of 39 XC and 30 XC . Longest stalactite is 5 cm.

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A oxide ore contact of auricular malachite and iron oxides with the escabrosa limestone. Located inside the Copper Prince Mine

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Water course
Water course

Tree roots growing out of a water course inside a drift underground. View 2 meters high 59 crosscut, 4th Level Southwest mine

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Pocket of calcite crystals forming at the contact of the Escabrosa limestone and Iron oxides. Located at the edge of an orebody on B level Copper Queen Mine.

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Brachiopods in Devonian age Martin Limestone.jpg

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Calcite 6th level Southwest mine, Note the particles of dirt deposited by nearby mining

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Spirifor hungerfordi eroding from a silicified section of the Devonian Martin Limestone

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Subsidence cracks on Bucky O'Neil hill (Queen hill) created from ore oxidation and mine subsidence. Local lore states that they are from the 1887 earthquake which is untrue.

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“Smelter” malachite secondary malachite deposited on limestone from the smelter smoke. This type of post mining malachite is commonly found on Queen Hill (Bucky O’Neil Hill).

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One of the numerous calcite pockets in a silica breccia boulder

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Polished section of goethite showing layering that filled in Preexisting botryoidal Geothite.

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Dividend fault exposed in the highway 80 road cut near mill site.

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Glance Conglomerate with turquoise from the Lavender pit.

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Manganese oxide dendrites on limestone from the waste dumps 5th level Southwest mine .

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Mural Limestone cliff dipping 30 degrees to the east. In the center the Mexican canyon fault cutting it in two and displacing the beds vertically 500 feet.

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Part of a cave struck by a crosscut, note the drill side rod rusting in the pooled water.

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Hematite and Geothite banding inside the Copper Queen Open Cut (Gloryhole) Approximately 6 ft. across

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Subsidence cracks in Bucky O'Neill hill (Queen Hill)

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Post-mining iron oxides forming in acid water 6th level southwest mine

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Calcite crystals in situ 7th level Southwest mine

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Fossil trash in the Mural limestone.

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Dust covered cave in the side of a crosscut 5th level Southwest mine.

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A orange colored gossan capping covering the light gray granite porphyry with cretaceous age limestone in background.

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A large iron oxide boulder (2ft across) containing azurite 6th level southwest mine.

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postmining calcite 6 level southwest mine.

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Acicular malachite in a pillar 5th level Southwest mine.

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Calcite tinted by copper on the track of 9 crosscut that drove through a small cave.

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Drift flooded with acidic mine water from oxidizing sulfides.

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Postmining aragonite birds nest 4th level Southwest mine Bisbee, Az.

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