The Old Ripsey Mine is a silver and copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,399 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.
Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper
Lat, Long: 33.00333, -110.97417
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Old Ripsey Mine MRDS details
Primary: Old Ripsey Mine
Secondary: Ripsey Mine
Secondary: Ripsey Canyon Mine
District: Ripsey District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1941
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Irregular To Ew Trending Outcrop Of Granodiorite S Of Mine Complexly Faulted Precambrian Sediments 1/4 To 1/2 Mile E Of Mine
Description: Ns Trending Diabase Outcrop, Surrounded By Ruin Granite
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Comment (Location): IN RIPSEY WASH APPROXIMATELY 4 1/2 MILES SW OF KEARNY. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)
Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED: MARTIN FISHBACK 1944 (CU AND AG); RIPSEY CANYON MN. WAS ACTIVE IN EARLY 1900'S OR LATE 1890'S IDLE IN 1911, AND IDLE AFTER 1941.
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH LCRET-TERT INTRUSIVE PERIOD
Reference (Deposit): USGS GEOLOGIC QUADRANGLE GQ-1188, 1975
Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA CLUSTER #660
Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): ADMR RIPSEY CANYON MINE FILE
Reference (Deposit): FL RANSOME 1923 USGS GEOLOGIC ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES, RAY FOLIO P. 23
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