French Lily Mine

  

Mine Info

State: Arizona

County: Yavapai

Elevation: 3,199 feet (975 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 34.27, -112.23333



Mine Description

“The French Lily property (69), owned by Grove Brothers, of Mayer, is another of these peculiar flat veins. It was not visited but appears to be 2 miles southwest of Turkey Creek station, probably in granite. This vein, which is about 2 feet wide, dips 30° N. and is developed by an incline 190 feet long, with 250 feet of drifts on the second level. The best ore is said to contain 50 per cent of zinc and 1.5 ounces of gold to the ton. One carload has been shipped, and it is claimed that 800 tons has been developed. The ore shows a filled quartz vein with comb structure. A considerable amount of ore was shipped from this property in 1923.”

(69) Quoted from Lindgren, work cited, p. 159

Text from Arizona Lode Gold Mines and Gold Mining, Arizona Bureau of Mines. Original 1934, revised 1967

French Lily Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "French Lily Mine"
Secondary: "Cedar Talisman"
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic
State: Arizona
County: Yavapai
District: Black Canyon District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: R. P. Mcleod
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: 1961 -

Owner Name: Jensen
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: 1959 -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
Milling Method:
Year First Production: 1902
Year Last Production: 1959
Discovery Year:
Discovery Method:
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Mineral Deposit Model

Orebody

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Physiographic Detail:
Name:
Form: TABULAR


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Type: R
Structure:
Description: Schist Has Foliation That Varies Greatly In Trends
Type: L
Structure:
Description: Veins Are Very Low Angle (Less Than 40 Deg) And Cross-Cut Foliation
Name: Chert
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1720.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:
Name: Mica Schist
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1720.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:
Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Pyrite


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment DEPOSIT IS LOW-ANGLE QUARTZ VEIN WHICH CUTS PROTEROZIC SCHIST
Comment Type:
Production
Comment A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF ORE WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN SHIPPED IN 1923 .
Comment Type:
Development
Comment CLAIMS INCLUDE SUNRISE, TWILIGHT, REDSTAR, MOONLIGHT, OLD CAMP, LILY
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN FOLLOWS SCHIST, DIORITE CONTACT


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LINDGREN, 1926, USGS BULL 782, P. 159
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: GUITERAS, J.R., 1936 , GOLD MINING AND MILLING IN THE BLACK CANYON AREA, YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 6905 , P. 23
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ANDERSON, 1972, USGS BULL 1345, P. 34-35
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILES
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ARIZONA DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA
URL:

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A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

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