Pine Mountain Group

The Pine Mountain Group is a mercury mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,000 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: Pine Mountain Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 5,000 Feet (1,524 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 33.97917, -111.44806

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Pine Mountain Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pine Mountain Group
Secondary: Turnbull Group


Commodity

Primary: Mercury


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Mazatzal Mountains District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: John Bacon (Or Andy Zinkel, Tonto Basin)


Production

Year: 1962
Time Period: To 1962
Material type: HG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^2-5 Lb/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1925
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

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Ne Trending Intrusives And Foliation.


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ON NO. 1 CLAIM ASSAYS SHOWED 0.04 PCT HG., 0.08 PCT, 0.16 PCT, AND 0.26 PCT.


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar


Comments

Comment (Geology): LOCAL METAMORPHISM TO PHYLLITE AND SCHIST

Comment (Deposit): PINE MOUNTAIN GROUP CONSISTS OF TEN CLAIMS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

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

Comment (Workings): SURFACE CUTS HAVE BEEN MADE ON SEVERAL CLAIMS.

Comment (Deposit): LODE IS DISCONTINUOUS. QUICKSILVER IS DISSEMINATED RATHER THAN CONCENTRATED IN SEAMS. VEINLETS IN SCHIST. FILMS ON FRACTURES.


References

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. BUREAU MINES, 1927, BULL. 122.

Reference (Deposit): ENG. AND MINING. JOUR., 1965, VOL. 166 NO. 7

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

Reference (Deposit): BECKMAN, R.T. AND KERNS, W.H., 1965, MERCURY IN ARIZONA: USBM IC 8252

Reference (Production): BAILEY, BECKMAN AND KERNS


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