Chase Creek Placers

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.

Mine Info

Name: Chase Creek Placers  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

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

Site Name

Primary: Chase Creek Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: DISPERSED FLAKES IN STREAM GRAVELS


Structure

Type: R
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

Type: L
Description: Placer Gold Found In Sand Extensively Mixed With Relatively Unconsolidated Gravels Containing Volcanic Rocks, Granite, Limestone, And Quartz Porphyry


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation Of Gold-Bearing Veins In The Vicinity


Rocks

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

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Pleistocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Gravel


Comments

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.


References

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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