Stargo Mines

The Stargo Mines is a gold and silver mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,600 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: Stargo Mines  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 33.05, -109.35944

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Stargo Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Stargo Mines
Secondary: Craig
Secondary: Nevada
Secondary: Stargo Extension
Secondary: Stargo Silver Belt
Secondary: Silver Mohawk
Secondary: Capote
Secondary: Silverlead Mine
Secondary: Silver King Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Copper


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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1908
Year Last Production: 1935
Discovery Year: 1890
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: NORMAL FISSURE VEIN FILLING WITH IRREGULAR AND BLANKET LATERAL EXPANSIONS


Structure

Type: R
Description: N-S Trending Fissures Cut By Short Cross-Faults; Block Faulting

Type: L
Description: Tilted Block Of Limestone Resting On Basal Quartzite And Granite; Block Is Bounded By Copper Mountain Fault To Ne And Apache Gulch (Renamed Stargo Gulch) To Sw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor


Rocks

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Silver


Comments

Comment (Location): CENTRAL POINT IN TOWN OF STARGO WAS USED FOR UTM AND GEODETIC LOCATION COORDINATES ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Workings): ABOVE DESCRIBES STARGO MINE; WORKINGS INCLUDE HOISTS WITH MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 150 FT, 3 WORKING SHAFTS, 75 TON CAPACITY CYANIDE MILL, EXTENSIVE SURFACE MINING

Comment (Geology): ABOVE DESCRIBES STARGO VEIN; ALL VEINS SIMILAR IN CHARACTER AND CONTENT; STARGO PROPERTY FISSURE SYSTEM IS LOCATED NEXT TO MORENCI QUARTZ-MONZONITE PORPHYRY AREA

Comment (Deposit): 26 PATENTED CLAIMS TOTALLING 520 ACRES; 8 KNOWN VEINS ON STARGO PROPERTY OF WHICH THE STARGO VEIN IS THE MAIN DEPOSIT; ABOVE DESCRIBES STARGO VEIN DEPOSIT; MAXIMUM LENGTH DATA DESCRIBES SURFACE EXPOSURE WHILE LENGTH UNDERGROUND MAY EXCEED 1.0 MILE

Comment (Deposit): EXTENSIVE SURFACE MINING WAS ALSO UNDERTAKEN ALONG THE TRIANGLE, CAPOTE, AND CRAIG VEINS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED STARGO SILVER BELT MINING CO, STARGO SYNDICATE, GEORGE W. SCHALE, PEDRO FUENTES, JOSE E. TELLEZ, IGNACIO CAMPBELL AND SONS, THE STARGO MINES CO (INC), DETROIT COPPER CO


References

Reference (Deposit): WEED, W.H., 1925, THE MINES HANDBOOK, VOL. XVI, PAGES 454 TO 455, STARGO MINES INC AND STARGO SILVER BELT MINING CO

Reference (Deposit): WILLIS, C.F., 1920, MINES OF TOMORROW NO. 10-THE STARGO MINES CO INC, ARIZONA MINING JOURNAL, VOL IV, NO 3, PAGES 34 TO 35, AUGUST 1920

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT MAPS 842 AND 841


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