The Iolanthe Prospect is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,840 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: 5,840 Feet (1,780 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 33.13611, -109.34194
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Iolanthe Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Iolanthe Prospect
Secondary: Dead Pine
Secondary: El Moro
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: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch )
Years: 1922 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Contact Metamorphic
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1902
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: IRREGULAR MASSES
Description: Ne Trending Narrow Porphyry Dikes In Vicinity; Veins In Region Consist Of Many Very Sharply Defined Fissure Planes Striking Nne
Description: Morenci Porphyry Intrusion In Locality Is Fragmented By Masses Of Quartzite, Limestone, And Shale
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Deposit Is Masked By Heavy Oxidation.
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): TWO OR THREE TUNNELS ON NORTH SIDE OF THE RIDGE.
Comment (Geology): CONTACT DEPOSIT WAS PROBABLY ORIGINALLY CHARACTERIZED BY GARNET AND EPIDOTE GANGUE
Comment (Development): OWNERS INCLUDED ARIZ COPPER CO LTD; 3 PATENTED CLAIMS: (IOLANTHE, DEAD PINE, EL MORO)
Comment (Location): LOCATED NEAR TOP OF DIVIDE SEPARATING PLACER AND KING GULCHES; ON NW SIDE OF RIDGE DESCENDING INTO KING GULCH; IOLANTHE CLAIM EXTENDS INTO SW QUARTER OF SECTION 26 AND NW QUARTER OF SECTION 35 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION DATA MIGHT BE INCLUDED IN LONGFELLOW METCALF DATA; LONGFELLOW METCALF ALSO INCLUDES THE OTHER ARIZ COPPER CO LTD MINES OF LONGFELLOW, METCALF, CORONADO, DETROIT, JOY, YAVAPAI, HUMBOLDT, AND MAMMOTH
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S
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): LINDGREN, W., 1905 , THE COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE CLIFTON-MORENCI DISTRICT, ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. PROFESSIONAL PAPER 43 , P. 354
Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 838
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