Unnamed Copper Deposit

The Unnamed Copper Deposit is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona.

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: Unnamed Copper Deposit  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 32.50083, -111.02000

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Unnamed Copper Deposit MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Unnamed Copper Deposit


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Owl Head District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Propylitic & Py-Cp-Gossan & Specularite Gossan


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Specularite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

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


References

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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