Oliver Claims

The Oliver Claims is a manganese mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 7,201 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: Oliver Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.19778, -109.36944

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Oliver Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Oliver 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/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1955
Description: Ap_Grade: ^18.9 % Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1955
Discovery Year: 1955
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: LENSES, IRREGULAR MASSES


Structure

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

Type: L
Description: Limestone Beds Occupy Eastern End Of A Comparatively Narrow Belt Of Carboniferous Rocks That Extends Westward For Several Miles


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: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite


Comments

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

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE, CLAIMS ARE IN SW 1/4 OF SECTION 04 .

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED CHARLES H. JONAS, BEN BILLINGSLEY, AND ROY WILSON

Comment (Deposit): FAULT OR FRACTURE ZONE STRIKES N40E AND DIPS STEEPLYTO NW; LIMESTONE BEDS TREND ABOUT N30E AND DIP 20NW; 2 UNPATENTED LODE CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): SHALLOW ADIT, BULLDOZER STRIPING AND TRENCHING.

Comment (Geology): BEST ORE WAS FOUND IN THE NE HALF OF THE DEPOSIT WHERE THE MINERALIZED AREAS RANGED FROM 2 TO 6 FT IN WIDTH AND FROM A FEW FT TO TENS OF FT IN LENGTH


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. 96 .

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, OLIVER GROUP OF 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.

Reference (Production): U.S.B.M. I.C. 7990 , P. 96 .