Cash Mine

  

Mine Info

State: Arizona

County: Yavapai

Elevation: 7,001 feet (2,134 meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 34.42, -112.41694



Mine Description

The Cash vein (55), about 1,000 feet east of the Senator outcrops, is probably the extension of one of the Senator veins. Prior to 1883, it was opened by three shallow shafts. It was extensively worked from 1900 to 1902 and has been reopened for short periods at various times since. Lindgren says: “The mine is developed by a shaft 400 feet deep and has a 10-stamp mill with plates and concentration. The value of the total production could not be ascertained."

“Amphobolite schist crops out on the road between the Senator veins and the Cash. The shaft dump shows Yavapai schist injected with diorite. Dikes of normal rhyolite-porphyry about 10 feet wide crop out along the road to the mine. The vein strikes N. 40° E. and dips 60° SE.”

Jaggar and Palache (56) describe the vein, which was being worked in 1900, as follows:

“The ore body in this mine is in the form of a series of well-defined lenses that have a maximum thickness of 2 1/2 feet and occur in sericite schist which is in places black ahd graphitic. The ore is rich in sulphides, chiefly galena, sphalerite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite, contains some tetrahedrite in quartz, and is characterized by comb and banded structure, the center of the vein being generally open and lined with beautiful crystals of all the vein minerals. A rich body of free gold ore was found in this mine at a depth of 200 feet from the surface.”

Lindgren continues: “The ore seen on the dumps in 1922 contains predominating quartz with some calcite and more or less pyrite, sphalerite, and chalcopyrite. Some of the sphalerite is coated with covellite. On the main ore dump was noted banded ore of magnetite and pyrite like that in parts of the Senator mine."

“Although the underground workings could not be visited, it seems clear that there are here two different kinds of veins, one of which contains magnetite, specularite, and adularia, in addition to pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and galena, the place of the iron oxides in the succession being between pyrite and chalcopyrite . . . Ore of a second type carries apparently only chalcopyrite, galena, and sphalerite.”

(55) Lindgren, W., work cited, pp. 121–22.

(56) U. S. Geol. Survey Geol. Atlas, Bradshaw Mountains folio (No. 126).1905.

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

Cash Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Cash Mine"
Primary: Lead
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Semiprecious Gemstone
Tertiary: Quartz
State: Arizona
County: Yavapai
District: Mt Union District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: National Forest
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
Milling Method:
Year First Production:
Year Last Production:
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: Foliation In Precambrian Rocks Trends N35e To N50e
Type: L
Structure:
Description: Dikes And Veins Parallel Foliation
Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: None
Name: Amphibolite
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1760.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:
Name: Meta-Basalt
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1760.000000+-
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:
Name: Slate
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1760.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

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


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment ON THE BORDER OF SEC. 36 (T12.5N R2W) AND SEC. 1 (T12N R2W).
Comment Type:
Production
Comment ITEM (8) IS ESTIMATED PRODUCTION FROM $200,000 AT $20.67 PER OUNCE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment DEPOSIT IS VEIN WHICH CUTS PRECAMBRIAN METAVOLCANIC AND METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS. QUARTZ CRYSTALS OCCUR IN FRACTURED GRANITIC ROCK.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment RHYOLITE PORPHYRY DIKES OF PROBABLE LCRET-TERT AGE ASSOCIATED WITH VEINS.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment THIS RECORD CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE RECORD TC38995 WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED FROM MAIN MRDS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference Category:
Other Database
Pages:
Reference: CIMRI
URL:
Reference Category:
Production
Pages:
Reference: A.B.M. BULLETIN 140 , P. 101
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: USGS BULL 7828 P. 121.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ELSING, M.J. AND HEINEMAN, R.E., 1936, ARIZONA METAL PRODUCTION: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 140 , P. 101.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT AND ADMR FILE DATA.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P
URL:

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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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