Old Ripsey Mine

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.

Mine Info

Name: Old Ripsey Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

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

Site Name

Primary: Old Ripsey Mine
Secondary: Ripsey Mine
Secondary: Ripsey Canyon Mine


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Lead


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Ripsey 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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

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:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Irregular To Ew Trending Outcrop Of Granodiorite S Of Mine Complexly Faulted Precambrian Sediments 1/4 To 1/2 Mile E Of Mine

Type: L
Description: Ns Trending Diabase Outcrop, Surrounded By Ruin Granite


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

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


References

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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