Ash Peak Mines

  

Mine Info

State: Arizona

County: Greenlee

Elevation: 4,482 feet (1,366 meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Silica

Lat, Long: 32.75722, -109.24833



Ash Peak Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Commodity

Location

Primary: "Ash Peak Mines"
Secondary: "Commerce and Shamrock Mine"
Secondary: "Shamrock Mine"
Secondary: "Hardy Mine"
Secondary: "Ash Peak Extension"
Secondary: "Goldfield Extension"
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silica
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Manganese
State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Ash Peak District
 

Land Status

Holdings

Workings

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Administrative Organization:
Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Production

Deposit

Owner Name: Ash Peak Mines, Inc.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office:
Info Year:
Years: -

Owner Name: Arizona Flux Mines, Inc.
Company ID:
Percent:
Home Office: Duncan, Az
Info Year:
Years: 1986 -

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type:
Plant Type:
Plant Subtype:
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method:
Milling Method:
Year First Production: 1905
Year Last Production: 1970
Discovery Year: 1900
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
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 AND NARROW
Name:
Form: TABULAR AND NARROW


Structure

Alterations

Rocks

Type: R
Structure:
Description: Fault Fissure Shears The Tertiary Tuffs/Flows And Forms Hogbacks In Places
Type: L
Structure:
Description: Diabase Dike Follows The Hanging Wall Of The Fissure Vein And Separates Vein Material From The Hanging Wall Of The Fault; Diabase Fractures Easily And Has Made It Difficult To Mine The Subjacent Ores Cleanly
Alteration Type: L
Alteration:
Alteration Text: Quartz Mineralization Altered And Cemented Fault Breccia; Further Faulting Was Followed By Further Mineralization And Alteration Of Fault Breccia
Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Old:
Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Old:
Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Description:
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years:
Dating Method:
Material Analyzed:
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Old:


Analytical Data

Materials

Analytical Data : 10.97 OZ/T AG, 0.025 OZ/T AU, 85.8% SIO2, 0.045% S, 3.21% FE2O3, 3.28% AL2O3, 5.07% CAO, 0.45% MN. Analytical Data : 1938 ANALYSIS
Ore: Quartz
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Rhodochrosite


Comments

Comment Type:
Location
Comment LOCATION NOTED ON GUTHRIE AND YORK VALLEY QUADRANGLES. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)
Comment Type:
Workings
Comment DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED COMMONWEALTH SHAFT; HARDY SHAFT OF 700 FT DEPTH; SHAMROCK SHAFT OF 1000 FT DEPTH; COMMERCE SHAFT OF 500 FT DEPTH AND CONNECTED WITH SHAMROCK SHAFT; VEIN OPEN PIT EXTENDING SE FROM COMMERCE SHAFT; 1500 FT LF LONG-HOLE EXPLORATION DRILLING; LATERAL CROSS-CUTS EVERY 100 FT ON THE SHAMROCK SHAFT; 11000 FT. OF DRIFTING ALONG THE VEIN; DIAMOND DRILLING TO 1400 FT DEPTH; THE SHAMROCK IS AN 80 DEGREE INCLINE SHAFT IN THE VEIN FOOTWALL AND IS 2000 FT AWAY FROM THE COMMERCE ON GROUND LEVEL.
Comment Type:
Geology
Comment THE FIRST ANDESITE FLOWS, WHICH OVERLIE THE UPPERMOST LIMESTONE FORMATIONS, VARY IN TEXTURE FROM PORPHYRITIC TO APHANITIC AND FORM THE ORIGINAL BRECCIA IN THE FAULT FISSURE; THE PORPHYRITIC PHASE HAS BEEN MORE READILY CONVERTED INTO ORE THAN THE APHANITIC PHASE; CONTINUED FAULTING ALONG THE ORIGINAL ZIG-ZAGGED FISSURE RESULTED IN FORMATION OF ENORMOUS ORE LENSES ALONG THE FAULT PLANE.
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment THIS RECORD CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE RECORD D002397 OF J. WILLIAM HASLER, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED FROM MRDS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment Type:
Development
Comment 2 MILLSITES TOTALLING 9 ACRES, 5 PATENTED LODE CLAIMS TOTALLING 70.5 ACRES, AND 27 ADDITIONAL UNPATENTED CLAIMS; OWNERS INCLUDED E.E. LEWIS, ARIZONA TITLE AND TRUST CO, PHOENIX TITLE AND TRUST CO, ARTHUR MURPHY AND ASSOCIATES, VETA MINES INC, GOLDFIELD CONSOLIDATED MINES CO, ARIZONA ANACONDA COPPER MINING CO. OPERATORS INCLUDED E.E. LEWIS INC (SUBSIDIARY OF BEAVER MESA URANIUM INC), JOHN R. PEESO, GLEN A. SMITH, HOWARD MOTTIER AND DAN MAYNE, INTERNATIONAL SMELTING AND REFINING CO OF MIAMI AZ, INTERNATIONAL SMELTER OF INSPIRATION AZ, ASH PEAK LEASE, H.V. SNELL, I.S. JAMES, J.L. ANDERSON, R.Z. MCKOWN, E.J. MARSTON, AND RUSH AND LINES (1970). PATENTED CLAIMS ARE THE COMMERCE, SUMMIT, HOMESTEAD, GREAT EASTERN, FRACTION (LODE CLAIMS), AND SHAMROCK (PLACER CLAIM).
Comment Type:
Deposit
Comment LOCATED ON 3 PARALLEL VEINS WHICH STAND ALMOST VERTICALLY; ORE SHOOTS ARE FAIRLY CONTINUOUS AND CONSISTENT IN GRADE.
Comment Type:
Reserve-Resource
Comment SILICA FLUX ORE INCLUDES BOTH UNDERGROUND AND OPEN PIT RESERVES. TAILINGS NUMBER IS ALSO RESERVES.
Comment Type:
Commodity
Comment SOURCE OF SILICEOUS FLUXING ORE FOR USE IN SOUTHWEST COPPER SMELTERS; PRODUCTION FROM OPEN PIT EQUALS 90% OF TOTAL.


References

Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: NIEMUTH, N.J., 1987, ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 29, 46 P.
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:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: PEIRCE, H.W., 1990, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS CARD FILES.
URL:
Reference Category:
Other Database
Pages:
Reference: CIMRI
URL:
Reference Category:
Reserve-Resource
Pages:
Reference: NIEMUTH, 1987.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, ASH PEAK MINE, ASH PEAK TAILING DUMP AND MILL, ASH PEAK SILICA MINE, HARDY MINE.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: USBM FILES, SHAMROCK SHAFT, ASH PEAK MINES.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7119.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: BLM DISTRICT SHEET 851.
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, ASH PEAK MINE, SHAMROCK MINE, VETA MINES INC, GOLDFIELD EXTENSION, ASH PEAK EXTENSION MINING CO, HARDY MINE
URL:
Reference Category:
Deposit
Pages:
Reference: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 1200-AZ.
URL:

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