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.
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
Primary: Golden Eagle Prospect
District: Copper Mountain District
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.
Owner Name: Amax Inc.
Years: 1981 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1875
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: CONTIGUOUS LENS AND SHOOT DEPOSIT
Description: Granite Mass Cut By W-E Treding Dikes Of Porphyry, Diorite, And Phonolite; Well-Defined Quartz Veins Between Granite Porphyry
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation To Unknown Depths
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: $9 AU/TON, 4 OZ. AG/TON
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
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