The Chase Creek Placers is a gold mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,599 feet.
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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.
Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 33.05972, -109.32056
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Chase Creek Placers MRDS details
Primary: Chase Creek Placers
District: Copper Mountain District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: DISPERSED FLAKES IN STREAM GRAVELS
Description: Fine Flakes Of Gold Recovered From Well-Graded Stream Gravels And From Coarse, Roughly Bedded Gila Conglomerate In The Hills Around Morenci And On The Se Slopes Of Copper King Mountain
Description: Placer Gold Found In Sand Extensively Mixed With Relatively Unconsolidated Gravels Containing Volcanic Rocks, Granite, Limestone, And Quartz Porphyry
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation Of Gold-Bearing Veins In The Vicinity
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pleistocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene
Comment (Deposit): PLACER DEPOSITS COMPRISE 17 PATENTED CLAIMS.
Comment (Location): PLACER MINING WAS CONCENTRTED BETWEEN ROCK HOUSE CANYON AND CLIFTON. GEODETIC AND UTM COORDINATES DESCRIBE THE 3 PATENTED CHASE CREEK PLACER CLAIMS IN THE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 25. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)
Comment (Geology): GILA CONGLOMERATE HAS NOT BEEN WARPED OR DISLOCATED BY FAULTING. PLACER GOLD WAS DERIVED FROM OXIDIZED GOLD-BEARING VEINS ASSOCIATTED WITH A PORPHYRY SILL BETWEEN QUARTZITE AND LIMESTONE ON THE RIDGE BETWEEN CHASE CREEK AND MORENCI CANYON.
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1972, PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 1355, P. 15.
Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 842.
Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 43 (1905), P. 75-77, 212.
Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, 1975, GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF THE BRECCIAS IN THE MORENCI-METCALF DISTRICT, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA: M.S. THESIS UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 153 P.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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