Big Pine Mine

  

Mine Info

State: Arizona

County: Yavapai

Elevation: 6,499 feet (1,981 meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 34.42556, -112.44417



Mine Description

The Big Pine mine is about a mile west of the Senator, on the south side of Hassayampa Creek. Lindgren states that it “has four tunnels between altitudes of 7,000 and 7,400 feet and a 200 foot shaft with drifts 200 and 350 feet long. There is a cyanide plant on the property, which apparently has had little production. C. H. Dunning states that the vein occupies a fracture in quartz diorite and contains quartz and pyrite. The oxidation is said to be deep, and the ore shoots long and irregular. The vein strikes N. 35° W. and dips 70° NW. The ore is reported to contain $9 to the ton in gold and silver, about half of each by value.”

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

Big Pine Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Big Pine Mine"
Secondary: "St. Theresa ?"
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
State: Arizona
County: Yavapai
District: Mount Union District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Lawe, A. W.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: 1944 -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
Milling Method:
Year First Production: 1910
Year Last Production: 1918
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:


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Type: R
Structure:
Description: Granodiorite Rather Massive
Type: L
Structure:
Description: Veins Trend N30w To N15e
Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: Minor
Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 1770.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:
Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 1770.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Analytical Data : $ 9 PER TON AG, AU ( 1926 ), 1:1 RATIO
Gangue: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Comment Type:
Geology
Comment DEPOSIT IS QUARTZ VEIN WHICH CUTS PROTEROZOIC GRANODIORITE
Comment Type:
Development
Comment PATENTED CLAIMS - MAMMOTH, QUEEN, GRIZZLY, GOPHER, RUBY; UNPATENTED CLAIMS - GOLD STANDARD, GOLD EAGLE, PLURIBUS; OTHER CLAIMS AS WELL; MINE KNOWN AS THE ST. THERESA IS LOCATED ON CLAIMS OWNED BY LAWE WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN PART OF THE ORIGINAL BIG PINE GROUP BUT WHICH DID NOT APPARENTLY INCLUDE THE MAJOR BIG PINE WORKINGS
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment WORKINGS INCLUDE 7 TUNNELS (TUNNEL NO. 5 IS 1400 FT) AND TWO SHAFTS (ONE SHAFT IS 200 FT DEEP)
Comment Type:
Location
Comment LOCATED ON THE NORTH SLOPE OF MT. TRITLE


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ARIZONA DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: LINDGREN, 1926, USGS BULL 782, P. 115
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Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain

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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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