Silver Cord Mine

  

Mine Info

State: Arizona

County: Yavapai

Elevation: 3,219 feet (981 meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 34.25472, -112.20528



Mine Description

“About a mile southeast of Turkey Creek station is the Silver Cord vein(68), said to be traceable through six claims. It dips south or southeast at an angle of less than 20°. This vein contains both silver and gold, together with some pyrite, galena, and chalcopyrite. The deposit was operated for several years, and twenty or thirty carloads of shipping ore is said to have been produced. In 1912, it is reported, 224 tons was shipped containing $40.67 a ton in gold, silver, copper, and lead. Among the properties on the Silver Cord vein is the American Flag, or the Old Brooks mine. Mr. Cleator, of Turkey Creek station, states that he shipped about twelve carloads from this property. The first-class ore contained $75 to the ton; the second-class ore $18 or more.”

The U. S. Mineral Resources state that a small production of ore containing silver, lead, gold, and copper was made by the Silver Cord mine in 1925, 1928, 1929, and 1930.

(68) Quoted from Lindgren, work cited, p. 158.

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

Silver Cord Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Silver Cord Mine"
Secondary: "Silver Cord"
Secondary: "Gold Crown"
Secondary: "Infant"
Secondary: "Cutter"
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
State: Arizona
County: Yavapai
District: Black Canyon District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership:
Administrative Organization:
Type: Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Tom Cleator, Cleator, Arizona-Star Route. Bumble Bee, Arizona
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: -

Owner Name: Tom Cleator, Silver Cord Mining
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: -

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: 1970
Discovery Year: 1877
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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
Name:
Form: TABULAR


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Type: R
Structure:
Description: Foliation In Precambrian Rocks Trends N-S, Dips Vertically
Type: L
Structure:
Description: Veins Do Not Parallel Foliation
Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: None
Name: Amphibolite
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1740.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:
Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Old:
Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Miocene
Age Old:
Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Miocene
Age Old:
Name: Chert
Role: Host
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1740.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment Discovery Year: LATE 1870'S
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment VEIN IS QUITE FLAT. VEIN TRENDS E-W ON SILVER CORD CLAIM AND N-S ON INFANT CLAIM. VEIN IS MAXIMUM 5 FT THICK BUT AVERAGES 1 FT THICK.
Comment Type:
Location
Comment MAIN SILVER CORD WORKINGS ARE ON SILVER CORD AND INFANT CLAIMS. CUTTER CLAIM IS APPARENTLY SOUTHWEST OF INFANT CLAIM AND ACROSS TURKEY CREEK. CUTTER IS REFERRED TO AS SEPARATE MINE
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment UNPATENTED CLAIM GROUP CONTAINS THREE CLAIMS
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment SILVER CORD IS VEIN DEPOSIT NOT SPECIFICALLY SPATIALLY RELATED TO MIOCENE DIKE, BUT BELIEVED TO BE SAME GENERAL AGE AS DIKES
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment SILVER CORD CLAIM GROUP CONTAINS FOLLOWING CONTIGUOUS CLAIMS: SILVER CORD, INFANT, CUTTER.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: AZ. DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA.
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: USBM I.C. 6905, P. 29-31.
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Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULL 782, P. 158.
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Reference Category:
Other Database
Pages:
Reference: CIMRI
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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