Pico Mine

The Pico Mine is a silver mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,549 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: Pico Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 1,549 Feet (472 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 32.62361, -111.91417

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Pico Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pico Mine
Secondary: Pico Ace Group
Secondary: George Freeman Pit
Secondary: Sofpa Claims
Secondary: Esta Bles Claims


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Silica
Tertiary: Molybdenum


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: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1955
Year Last Production: 1966
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

Not available


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: LENSES


Structure

Type: R
Description: Bed Trends Nw Dips Sw, Overlain By Paleozic Limestone Of Undetermined Age

Type: L
Description: Nw Striking Fault, Minor Ne Striking Faults


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Embolite
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Anglesite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Production): PAST PRODUCTION OF PLUS 90% SILICA FOR COPPER SMELTER FLUX.

Comment (Deposit): VEIN OF SILVER LEAD ORE IN LAYER OF QUARTZITE 4 FT THICK, VEIN VARIES IN THICKNESS FROM A FEW INCHES TO TWO FEET

Comment (Workings): SMALL PIT 70 FT IN DIAMETER, 20 FT DEEP; OLD SHAFT 40 FT DEEP

Comment (Location): LOCATED NEAR THE ORIZABA MINE.

Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT LOCATED IN EITHER ABRIGO FORMATION OR BOLSA QUARTZITE


References

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): USGS MF-934

Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA


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