Lime Cap Group

The Lime Cap Group is a zinc and lead mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 6,119 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: Lime Cap Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 6,119 Feet (1,865 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Zinc, Lead

Lat, Long: 33.1725, -109.37861

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Lime Cap Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lime Cap Group
Secondary: Snyder Group


Commodity

Primary: Zinc
Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Gold
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Copper
Tertiary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain 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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Matt Danenhaver,
Home Office: P.O. Box 422, Clifton, Az
Years: 1957 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1940
Year Last Production: 1941
Discovery Year: 1916
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: FLAT TABULAR

Form: FLAT TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Minor Faulting With Little Vertical Displacement; Significant Horizontal Movement Along Bedding Planes

Type: L
Description: Minor Faulting Cutting Limestone And Shale Beds


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Deposit Is Replacement Of Dolomitic Limestone Bed


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Calamine
Ore: Vanadinite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Sphalerite


Comments

Comment (Geology): SOURCE OF MINERALIZATION MAY BE RELATED TO MINERAL-BEARING INTRUSIVES ELSEWHERE IN DISTRICT; NO MINERALS FOUND IN FOOTWALL SHALES OR BASALT CAPPING OVER MODOC LIMESTONE

Comment (Location): CLAIMS LIE NEAR THE SUMMIT AND ON THE SE SLOPES OF ENEBRO MOUNTAIN; LIME CAP MINE IS NEAR CRYSTAL CAVE TO THE WEST OF HIGHWAY 666 AND IS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF A 1.0 MILE LONG DIRT ROAD EXTENDING ONTO PROPERTY; 5500 TO 7000 FT ELEVATION ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): OWNERS INCLUDED S.G. MURILLO, MATT DANENHAVER, ED DANENHAVER, GEORGE DANENHAVER, CHARLES K. BARNES; OPERATORS INCLUDED D.B. LEAKE, LOUIS HUBER

Comment (Deposit): CLAIMS TOTALLING 20 UNPATENTED LODE; MAXIMUM LENGTH OF OUTCROP EXCEEDS 1.0 MILE; CONTINUOUS MINERALIZED BED IRREGULARLY PENETRATES HANGING WALL OF FAULT

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT INCLUDED ONE TUNNEL, CROSS-CUTS, TWO SHORT DRIFTS, RAISES, WINZES


References

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA


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