Gila Hot Springs Group

The Gila Hot Springs Group is a manganese mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,599 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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.

Mine Info

Name: Gila Hot Springs Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 32.97278, -109.34028

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Gila Hot Springs Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gila Hot Springs Group
Secondary: Pyrolusite No. 1 Lode Mining Claim
Secondary: Hult Pyrolusite Property


Commodity

Primary: Manganese
Tertiary: Barium-Barite


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Gila Hot Springs District


Land Status

Land ownership: Military Reservation
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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: H. J. Peters And Associates
Years: 1954 - 1961


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1938
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: LENSES, IRREGULAR PODS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Substantial Fracturing Of Gila Conglomerate; Fractures Strike A Few Degrees Nw And Cut The Gently Dipping Sedimentary Beds At High Angles

Type: L
Description: 2 Most Extensive Deposits Are Located On The Northernmost And Southernmost Fractures


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor


Rocks

Name: Conglomerate
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pleistocene

Name: Conglomerate
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pleistocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1939 ORE ANALYSIS GAVE 0.4% FE, 3.8% SI, 21.6% MN, AND 8.53% BACO3


Materials

Ore: Wad
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Barite


Comments

Comment (Location): 1.0 MILE EAST OF GILLARD HOT SPRINGS; PYROLUSITE NO. 1 CLAIM LOCATED ABOUT 1.0 MILE NORTH FO THE GILA RIVER. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Production): A FEW TONS OF HAND-SORTED ORE WAS PRODUCED IN 1955 , 40% MN.

Comment (Geology): VEIN CONTAINING MANGANESE ORE ON THE PYROLUSITE NO. 1 CLAIM IS EXPOSED ON THE SURFACE.

Comment (Development): PROPERTY COMPRISES 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS; AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF INITIAL DEVELOPMENT WORK, CLAIMS WERE ABANDONED AND WERE RELOCATED BY H.J. PETERS IN 1954

Comment (Deposit): MN ORE OCCURS SPORADICALLY ALONG FRACTURES IN PARALLEL STRINGERS AND PODLIKE MASSES

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT INCLUDED A SHALLOW OPEN CUT ABOUT 30 FT LONG AND A 25 FT DEEP ADIT DRIVEN VERTICALLY BELOW THE CUT, ON THE NORTHERNMOST FRACTURE; A SHALLOW OPEN CUT ABOUT 30 FT LONG ON THE SOUTHERNMOST FRACTURE; 20 FT OF DRIFTING AND A SHALLOW OPEN CUT APPROXIMATELY 4 FT BY 6 FT BY 10 FT ON THE PYROLUSITE NO. 1 CLAIM


References

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, PYROLUSITE NO. 1 - LODE MINING CLAIM.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., STEWART, L.A., AND DELONG, C.W., 1961 , MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF EASTERN ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7990 , P. 98 - 99.

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES; GILA HOT SPRINGS CLAIM, PYROLUSITE NO. .1


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