Golden Eagle Prospect

The Golden Eagle Prospect is a gold, copper, and silver mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,721 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: Golden Eagle Prospect  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,721 Feet (1,439 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 33.135, -109.30778

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Golden Eagle Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Golden Eagle Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead


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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Amax Inc.
Years: 1981 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1875
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: CONTIGUOUS LENS AND SHOOT DEPOSIT


Structure

Type: R
Description: Granite Mass Cut By W-E Treding Dikes Of Porphyry, Diorite, And Phonolite; Well-Defined Quartz Veins Between Granite Porphyry

Type: L
Description: Rhyolite Dike Forms Footwall Of Golden Eagle Ore Shoot; Surrounded By Metamorphic Andesites; Gouge Streak Of Pure Kaolin With Average Width Of 1.0 Ft Between Quartz Vein And Walls


Alterations

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


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: $9 AU/TON, 4 OZ. AG/TON


Materials

Ore: Bornite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Gangue: Kaolin


Comments

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED TWO 250 FT DEEP ADITS; GOLDEN EAGLE TUNNEL LATER CONNECTED TO POLARIS MINE WORKINGS AND CONSIDERED PART OF POLARIS MINE

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: POLARIS GROUP ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Geology): VEIN FOLLOWS THE PORPHYRY DIKE IN THE GRANITE. SOME FREE GOLD IS PRESENT.

Comment (Deposit): LOCATED ON GOLDEN EAGLE VEIN; MAXIMUM VEIN WIDTH IS 6 FT; CLAIM EXTENSION IS THE GREY EAGLE; CONSIDERED TO BE ON SAME LODE AS COPPER KING MINE WHICH IS LOCATED ON SE FLANK OF COPPER KING MOUNTAIN

Comment (Location): AT HEAD OF DORSEY GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION DATA MIGHT BE INCLUDED WITH POLARIS GROUP PRODUCTION DATA

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED ARICANA MINING CORP; BANNER MINING CO; VICTORY MINING CO; SOUTHWESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT CO

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S


References

Reference (Deposit): STEVENS, 1911, THE COPPER HANDBOOK, V. 10, P. 1422 POLARIS MINING AND MILLING CO

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES; AMAX INC, GOLDEN EAGLE, PARROT GROUP

Reference (Deposit): WEED, 1916, THE MINES HANDBOOK, V. 12, P. 933-934, POLARIS MINING AND MILLING CO

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 (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, UNDER POLARIS MINING AND MILLING CO

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, UNDER POLARIS GROUP AND PARROT GROUP

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1905 , THE COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE CLIFTON-MORENCI DISTRICT, ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. PROFESSIONAL PAPER 43 , P. 363


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