The Buckeye Mine is a copper mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,201 feet.
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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: 1,201 Feet (366 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 33.22667, -112.87222
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Buckeye Mine MRDS details
Primary: Buckeye Mine
Secondary: Buckeye Copper Mine
District: Webb District
Owner Name: Lemons, John
Years: 1973 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Metamorphic Rocks Domed And Faulted By Plutonium In Mine Area, Minor Displacement On Faults.
Description: Ne Foliation On Schist, Quartz Monzonite And Quartz Diorite Intrusives 1/2 Mile W Of Mine
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
Comment (Workings): OLD WORKINGS INCLUDE A TUNNEL AND 150 FOOT INCLINED SHAFT (MAY BE DEEPER), OTHER WORKINGS INCLUDE A 50 TO 60 FOOT SHAFT AND A 7 FOOT SHAFT
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION APPARENTLY RELATED TO QUARTZ monzonite DIKES
Comment (Location): UNSURVEYED; CLAIMS EXTEND SOUTH AS FAR AS SECTION 4, T.3S, R.6W; ADJOINS HARGAN MINE TO THE WEST
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS TREND IN VARIOUS DIRECTIONS THROUGH MINE AREA, N 10 E TO N 35 W
Comment (Development): 62 UNPATENTED MINING CLAIMS; OWNED IN THE 1920'S BY BUCKEYE COPPER CO., INC.
Comment (Commodity): CHRYSOCOLLA MOST ABUNDANT ORE MINERAL
Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILES
Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): CHEESEMAN, R.J., 1974. GEOLOGY OF THE WEBB MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, GILA BEND MOUNTAINS MARICOPA COUNTY MS. THESIS, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY.
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