Sylvia M Claims

The Sylvia M Claims is a manganese mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 6,801 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: Sylvia M Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 6,801 Feet (2,073 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.20778, -109.38750

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Sylvia M Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sylvia M Claims


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain District


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: Surface


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1953
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: STRINGERS, IRREGULAR BUNCHES


Structure

Type: R
Description: Narrow Belts Of Carboniferous Limestone Surrounded By Tertiary Volcanic Flows

Type: L
Description: Limestone Beds Occupy Western End Of A Comparatively Narrow Belt Of Carboniferous Rocks That Extends Se To The Oliver Group Of Claims


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation To Unknown Depths


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Wad
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED G.S. BUTTORFF

Comment (Geology): MANGANIFEROUS FLOAT IS PRESENT IN PLACES ALONG THE NE TRENDING FAULT 20NE (EXTENDS 70 FT WEST OF THE HIGHWAY); MINERALIZED STRINGERS RANGE FROM A FRACTION OF AN INCH TO SEVERAL INCHES IN WIDTH AND EXTEND SEVERAL FT ALONG THE STRIKE

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: OLIVER CLAIMS, LOCATED ON SAME LIMESTONE BELT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE, CLAIMS ARE IN NW 1/4 SECTION 5, HIGHWAY 666 CROSSES THE DEPOSIT NEAR MILEAGE MARKER 180, 1.5 MILES NORTH OF GRANVILLE RECREATION AREA

Comment (Deposit): 6 UNPATENTED CLAIMS; FRACTURE ZONE STRIKES N55-60E

Comment (Workings): A FEW SHALLOW OPENCUTS, EXPLORATORY WORK.


References

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. 97 .

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, SYLVIA M. CLAIMS

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.


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