El Tigre Mine

The El Tigre Mine is a gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

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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: El Tigre Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.74333, -113.19028

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El Tigre Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: El Tigre Mine
Secondary: Tiger


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Big Horn, Aguila Districts Districts


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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: Dr. J H Patterson
Years: 1939 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1914
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: R
Description: Little Horn Peak Fault

Type: L
Description: Flat Fault Zone


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitic; Wall Rocks Have Spotty, Moderately Intense Alteration


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS. 2 QUARTZ LENSES. ATTITUDE IS APPROXIMATELY N35E 30NW. A N45W-STRIKING SW-DIPPING LOW-TO-MODERATE ANGLE FAULT CUTS THE VEINS AT THE WEST END. A SIMILAR NORMAL FAULT IS INFERRED TO CUT THE VEINS ON THE NE.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Production): TOTAL PRODUCTION FIGURES UNKNOWN TAILINGS BEING WORKED IN 1939, MOST OF WORK DONE 1918-1924. THE MINE IS THE PREMIER GOLD PRODUCER IN THE DISTRICT, ACCOUNTING FOR OVER 80% OF THE DISTRICT'S PRODUCTION.

Comment (Development): 12 CLAIMS

Comment (Workings): PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 12 CLAIMS. THREE INCLINED SHAFTS WERE SUNK, CUTTING 2 SEPARATE VEINS.

Comment (Geology): ORE CONSISTS OF SHINY QUARTZ, IN A NEARLY FLAT FAULT ZONE.


References

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES CARD FILE.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. BUREAU OF MINES, BULL. 137, P. 163.

Reference (Deposit): ALLEN, G.B., 1985, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS OF WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL TECHNOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPORT 85-17, 140 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): WILSON, ET. AL., 1934; ALLEN, 1985, P. 13


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