Buckeye Mine

The Buckeye Mine is a copper mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,201 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: Buckeye Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 1,201 Feet (366 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.22667, -112.87222

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Buckeye Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Buckeye Mine
Secondary: Buckeye Copper Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Uranium


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Webb District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Lemons, John
Years: 1973 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Metamorphic Rocks Domed And Faulted By Plutonium In Mine Area, Minor Displacement On Faults.

Type: L
Description: Ne Foliation On Schist, Quartz Monzonite And Quartz Diorite Intrusives 1/2 Mile W Of Mine


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Malachite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Cuprite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Tourmaline


Comments

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


References

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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