Great Eastern Mine

The Great Eastern Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,549 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: Great Eastern Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,549 Feet (777 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 32.59139, -112.13750

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Great Eastern Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Great Eastern Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1885
Year Last Production: 1932
Discovery Year: 1885
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: E-W Trending Faults, Diorite Porphyry Dike, Beds Dip Westerly


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Strong Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Workings): PRINCIPLE WORKINGS CONSIST OF OPEN CUTS, DRIFTS AND SMALL STOPES; THERE WERE ALSO TWO SHORT TUNNELS AND A SHAFT OF 200 FT.

Comment (Geology): SIMILAR DEPOSIT TYPE AND GEOLOGIC SETTING AS VEKOL MINE

Comment (Location): SOUTH EAST OF THE VEKOL MINE; PRINCIPLE WORKINGS ARE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF A WESTWARD FLOWING ARROYA

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FOR THE GREAT BEASTERN MAY HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE FIGURES FOR THE VEKOL MINE

Comment (Deposit): REPLACEMENT ALONG FAULTS IN LIMESTONE BED WHICH DIPS TO WEST

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1880'S


References

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILES

Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): TENNEY, JAMES, HISTORY OF MINING IN ARIZONA, 1927-1929 P 335

Reference (Deposit): TENNEY, J. B., ECONOMIC GEOLOGICAL RECONNAISSANCE OF CASA GRANDE MINING DISTRICT, AZ BUREAU OF MINES, 1934 P 8-9

Reference (Deposit): USGS MF-931


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