Peg Leg Mine

The Peg Leg Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,979 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: Peg Leg Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,979 Feet (908 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.04667, -111.06417

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Peg Leg Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Peg Leg Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Wooley District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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: Fishback, Martin
Years: 1948 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1937
Year Last Production: 1948
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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Dikes And Fissures Trend Both E-W And Nw In Area. Paleocene Tea Cup Granodiorite Has N-S Contact With Ruin Granite 100 Meters W Of Mine

Type: L
Description: E-W Trending Fissure Zone Through Mine


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyodacite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla


Comments

Comment (Development): OPERATED IN 1937-38 BY H.R. SCOTT; EXPLORED IN 1944 BU THEODORE PHILIPS

Comment (Location): UTM LOCATION BASED ON LOCATION OF SHAFT SYMBOL NEAR PEG LEG WELL ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)


References

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): AZ DEPT MIN RESOURCES FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): USGS GQ 1206, 1975


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