Standard Copper Mine

The Standard Copper Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,902 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: Standard Copper Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,902 Feet (1,494 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.10333, -109.35389

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Standard Copper Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Standard Copper Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch
Years: 1952 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1902
Year Last Production: 1911
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Closely Massed Joint Systems Trending Ne; Fissure System Trending Ne

Type: L
Description: Part Of First Great Fault Block South Of The Coronado Massif


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To Unknown Depth; Chloritization Of Biotite; Extensive Hydrothermal Alterration


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Brochantite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Kaolin
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): IRREGULAR ORE BODIES EXTEND INTO PORPHYRY FROM FISSURE VEIN; 5 PATENTED CLAIMS TOTALLING 99 ACRES; NO WELL-DEFINED VEIN IS VISIBLE ON THE SURFACE

Comment (Workings): 2 TUNNELS; WINZE SUNK FROM LOWER TUNNEL; OVER 1.0 MILE OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS

Comment (Geology): CONTACT OF GRANITE PORPHYRY AND GRANITE COUNTRY ROCK LIES 0.25 MILES TO THE SE; ORE BODY IS ENTIRELY CONTAINED IN PORPHYRY ROCK

Comment (Location): ON SE SIDE OF STANDARD GULCH WHICH RUNS NORTH OF MARKEEN MOUNTAIN AND INTO CHASE CREEK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED STANDARD CONSOLIDATED COPPER COMPANY, STANDARD COPPER MINES, DETROIT COPPER MINING CO OF ARIZONA


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 43 (1905)

Reference (Deposit): AGBMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BUTLER, B.S. AND ELDRED D. WILSON, 1938, SOME ARIZONA ORE DEPOSITS, CLIFTON-MORENCI DISTRICT, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 145

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT MAP 839


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