Pikes Peak Prospect

The Pikes Peak Prospect is a phosphorus-phosphates, manganese, and iron mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,500 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: Pikes Peak Prospect  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,500 Feet (762 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Phosphorus-Phosphates, Manganese, Iron

Lat, Long: 33.85417, -112.41111

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Pikes Peak Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pikes Peak Prospect
Secondary: Hieroglyphic Mountains
Secondary: Iron Age
Secondary: Pig Iron
Secondary: Bessemer


Commodity

Primary: Phosphorus-Phosphates
Primary: Manganese
Primary: Iron


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Pikes Peak 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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Elbe Oil Land Development Co. And E. A. Parkford
Years: 1957 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Sedimentary
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1906
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: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Minor Faults, No Displacement


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Advanced Argillic


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: UNCONCENTRATED AVERAGE OF 165 SURFACE SAMPLES YIELDED 29.74% FE, 2.81% MN, & 0.126%


Materials

Ore: Hausmannite
Ore: Martite
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Magnetite
Ore: Limonite
Ore: Goethite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Apatite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Ilmenite
Gangue: Feldspar
Gangue: Mica


Comments

Comment (Location): ON S FLANK OF HIEROGLYPHIC MOUNTAINS. LAT-LONG IS FOR THE CENTER OF THE MINERALIZED AREA. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Production): NO PRODUCTION TO 1942. 20,000,000 TONS WORKABLE LOW GRADE ORE

Comment (Development): 72 CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS AS LAMINATED BANDED STRUCTURE CONCORDANT WITH REGIONAL SCHISTOSITY WHERE BANDS OF IRON OXIDES ARE SEPARATED BY BANDS OF DARK COLORED QUARTZ. THE IRON SEAMS MAY BE SEVERAL FEET THICK. ORE OCCURS IN PARALLEL ELONGATE LENSES IN A BROAD ZONE IN THE SCHIST; 10 MAJOR IRON BEARING ZONES 300 X 5000 FT MAX. DIP OF ORE BODIES MAY BE TO SE RATHER THAN NW.


References

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Reserve-Resource): SAWYER AND OTHERS, 1992;

Reference (Deposit): ARRER, 1964, USBM IC 8236, P. 67-70.

Reference (Deposit): SAWYER, M.B., GURMENDI, A.C., DALEY, M.R., AND HOWELL, S.B., 1992, PRINCIPAL DEPOSITS OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS IN ARIZONA: UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL PUBLICATION, 334 P.

Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., AND HAVENS, R., 1957, PIKES PEAK IRON DEPOSITS, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZ.: USBM RI 5319, 31 P.


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