The Unnamed Copper Deposit is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona.
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Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 32.50083, -111.02000
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Unnamed Copper Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Unnamed Copper Deposit
District: Owl Head District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Propylitic & Py-Cp-Gossan & Specularite Gossan
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED DISCONTINUOUS QUARTZ VEINS. QUARTZ VEINS "MINED OUT" AND NO LONGER EXPOSED IN WORKINGS. ALTERED WALL ROCK, WHERE PRESENT, APPEARS TO BE THE RESULT OF SURFICIAL WEATHERING RATHER THAN HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION. QUARTZ VEINS OFTEN BRECCIATED AND RECEMENTED WITH QUARTZ AND (OR) SPECULARITE. SULFIDE MINERALS APPARENTLY ACCOMPANIED SPECULARITE.
Comment (Workings): THREE PROSPECT PITS
Reference (Deposit): BANKS, N., DOCKTOR, R., AND BRISKEY, J., 1976, MAPS OF MINES ETC, IN THE TORTOLITA MTNS QUAD, MAP A, OPEN FILE
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