Copper King Mine

The Copper King Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,400 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.

Mine Info

Name: Copper King Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1,646 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.11444, -109.32944

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Copper King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper King Mine
Secondary: Solid Copper
Secondary: Copper Bullion


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1906
Year Last Production: 1910
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Ne Trending Granite Porphyry Dikes

Type: L
Description: Block Faulting; Prominent Fault Trending Ne On Se Side Of Copper King Mountain


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To 300 Ft Depth


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years: 55.500000+-0.500000
Age Young: Tertiary

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 55.200000+-1.700000
Age Young: Tertiary

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years: 55.500000+-0.500000
Age Young: Tertiary

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 55.200000+-1.700000
Age Young: Tertiary


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Orthoclase


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ABOVE DESCRIBES THE WEST SHOOT; NORTH SHOOT IS UNDEVELOPED. 2 PATENTED CLAIMS LISTED UNDER THE NAMES SOLID COPPER AND COPPER BULLION.

Comment (Workings): LENGTH OF WORKINGS ESTIMATED; 2 SHAFTS.

Comment (Geology): LARGE AMOUNT OF COUNTRY ROCK MINERALIZATION REGIONALLY. SURFACE ORES AND OXIDES REGIONALLY REPLACED AT DEPTHS OF A FEW FT TO 200 FT BY SECONDARY CHALCOCITE.

Comment (Location): NEAR ROCKY GULCH SE OF COPPER KING MOUNTAIN. ABOUT 200 FT BELOW SUMMIT OF COPPER KING MOUNTAIN ON SE SLOPE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED NEW ENGLAND AND CLIFTON CONSOLIDATED COPPER CO, DETROIT COPPER MINING CO OF ARIZONA


References

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE.

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT MAP 839.

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., 1905, THE COPPER DEPOSITS OF THE CLIFTON-MORENCI DISTRICT, ARIZONA, USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 43.

Reference (Deposit): AGBMT-USBM FILE DATA.


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