Silver Cross Mine

The Silver Cross Mine is a gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,641 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: Silver Cross Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,641 Feet (805 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.92139, -111.95472

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Silver Cross Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver Cross Mine
Secondary: Heck Claims
Secondary: Cave Creek


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Cave Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Tonto National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Amca Resources Ltd.
Home Office: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Years: 1987 -

Owner Name: Heck, Noble
Years: 1961 -


Production

Year: 1958
Time Period: 1957-1958
Material type: ORE
Description: Cp_Grade: ^0.4 Toz Au/St


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1957
Year Last Production: 1958
Discovery Year: 1956
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

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Hematite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): CLAIMS EXTEND INTO SECTIONS 27, 29, 32, 33.

Comment (Development): 30 UNPATENTED CLAIMS EXTENDING DOWN THE EAST SLOPE OF SUGAR LOAF. PREVIOUS OPERATORS INCLUDED MEXICO-PACIFIC MINING CO. (1961). AMCA DID EXPLORATION DRILLING, OPEN PIT RENOVATION, AND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW LEACH FACILITY DURING THE 1984-1986 PERIOD.

Comment (Deposit): THE GOLD IS DISSEMINATED THROUGH A HEAVILY ALTERED, FINELY LAMINATED SCHIST STRUCTURE.

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS INCLUDE LOCATION PITS AND 3 BULL DOZER BENCHES.

Comment (Geology): DEWITT MAPS PREC RHYOLITE AND DIORITE IN MINE AREA, WITH TERTIARY BASALTS SURROUNDING VALLEY IN WHICH MINE IS LOCATED. ADMR REPORT DESCRIBES PREC ROCKS AS INTRUDED BY DIORITE PORPHYRY.


References

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES

Reference (Deposit): DEWITT, ED, 1981, UNPUBLISHED RECONNAISSANCE MAPPING.

Reference (Deposit): NIEMUTH, N.J., 1987, ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 29, 46 P.

Reference (Deposit): SAWYER, M.B., GURMENDI, A.C., DALEY, M.R., AND HOWELL, S.B., 1992, PRINCIPAL DEPOSITS OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS IN ARIZONA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL PUBLICATION, 334 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): SAWYER AND OTHERS, 1992.


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