The Great Eastern Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,549 feet.
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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
Primary: Great Eastern Mine
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:
Deposit Size: S
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: E-W Trending Faults, Diorite Porphyry Dike, Beds Dip Westerly
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Strong Oxidation
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
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
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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