Mammoth Mine

The Mammoth Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,279 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: Mammoth Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 5,279 Feet (1,609 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.13861, -109.35861

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Mammoth Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mammoth Mine
Secondary: Arizona Copper Co Group


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain Cistrict


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: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch )
Years: 1922 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1890
Discovery Year: 1872
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: TABULAR

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Normal Faulting Confined To Pre-Tertiary Rocks

Type: L
Description: Vicinity Is Extensively Faulted ; At The Ne End Of The Tunnel, The Main Fissure Appears To Break Into The Porphyry And Is Complicated By Faulting


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pure Kaolin Occurs, No Sulfide Ore Is Present


Rocks

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Plutonic Rock
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Malachite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED IN GARFIELD GULCH, 0.5 MILE E FROM THE MOUTH OF THE CANYON; CLAIMS EXTEND INTO THE SE QUARTER OF SECTION 27 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): OWNERS AND OPERATORS INCLUDED ROBERT METCALF, LESZYNSKY BROTHERS, ARIZ COPPER CO LTD

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION DATA INCLUDED ON LONGFELLOW METCALF MINE DATA; LONGFELLOW METCALF ALSO INCLUDES THE OTHER ARIZ COPPER CO LTD MINES OF DETROIT, LONGFELLOW, METCALF, YAVAPAI, JOY, HUMBOLDT, AND CORONADO

Comment (Deposit): 2 PATENTED CLAIMS: (MAMMOTH, LITTLE MAMMOTH MINE); CHRYSOCOLLA OCCURS ONLY IN KAOLIN GANGUE ALONG THE CONTACT OF PORPHYRY AND SEDIMENTARY SERIES

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED ONE TUNNEL 800 FT LONG, WITH EXTENSIVE OPEN STOPING ABOVE IT; ONE WINZE 100 FT DEEP, SUNK FROM THE LOWER TUNNEL LEVEL

Comment (Geology): PORPHYRY DIKE CONTINUES FROM THE MINE FOR .25 MILE TO THE NE, WHERE DIKE AND LIMESTONE BEDS ARE COVERED BY BASALT AND RHYOLITE TERTIARY FLOWS; LONGFELLOW LIMESTONE BEDS DIP 10NNW IN THE VICINITY OF THE MINE


References

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-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, ARIZONA COPPER CO LTD

Reference (Deposit): STEVENS, 1911, THE COPPER HANDBOOK, V. 10, P. 356, ARIZONA COPPER CO LTD

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1905 , THE COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE CLIFTON-MORENCI DISTRICT, ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. PROFESSIONAL PAPER 43 , P. 353

Reference (Deposit): GALBRAITH, MINERALS OF ARIZONA, ARIZ BUREAU OF MINES GEOLOGICAL SERIES NO 15, BULL 149

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 837


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