Co-Op Mine

The Co-Op Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Grant county, New Mexico at an elevation of 6,526 feet.

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Mine Info

Name: Co-Op Mine  

State:  New Mexico

County:  Grant

Elevation: 6,526 Feet (1,989 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 32.44944, -108.50333

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Co-Op Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Co-Op Mine
Secondary: Good Luck Mine: Good Luck Group: Claims
Secondary: Good Luck Nos. 1 To 16


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: New Mexico
County: Grant
District: Gold Hill District: Southern Burro Mountains


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Wolverine Mining Co.
Years: 1930 -

Owner Name: Co-Operative Mining Co.
Home Office: Lordsburg, N.M.
Years: 1930 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1930
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: L
Description: Deposit Occurs At The Intersection Of The Well-Defined Co-Op-Mcwhorter Fault Which Strikes N 70 E And A Lineament Marked By Pegmatite Deposits Which Trends N 40 W.. Smaller Faults Striking N 05 To 10 W Also Intersect With The Deposit.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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


Comments

Comment (Location): ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE COOP MINE AS SHOWN ON THE GOLD HILL TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLE.

Comment (Deposit): 16 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN 1930.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1964 CONSISTED OF AN INCLINED ADIT WITH SEVEN LEVELS CONTAINING ABOUT 1700 FT. OF DRIFTS AND A SMALLER ADIT WITH TWO LEVELS CONTAINING VERY SHORT DRIFTS. MOST OF THE STOPING DONE IN THE MAIN ADIT WAS ABOVE THE FIFTH LEVEL.

Comment (Deposit): GILLERMAN, E., 1964, P. 120, REPORTED 60000 DOLLARS WORTH OF NATIVE SILVER WAS TAKEN FROM STOPES ABOVE THE 150 FT. LEVEL AND CONCENTRATES SHIPPED IN 1920 AND 1921 HAD A VALUE OF 43000 DOLLARS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): HEDLUND, D., UNPUBLISHED U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY GEOL. MAPS

Reference (Deposit): GILLERMAN, E., 1964, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF WESTERN GRANT COUNTY, NEW MEXICO: NEW MEXICO BUREAU MINES AND MINERAL RES. BULL. 83, P 120-122

Reference (Deposit): LASKY, S. G., AND WOOTTON, T. P., 1933, THE METAL RESOURCES OF NEW MEXICO AND THEIR ECONOMIC FEATURES: NEW MEXICO BUREAU MINES AND MINERAL RES. BULL. 7

Reference (Deposit): HEDLUND, D.C., 1978 USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-1035


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