North Morning Star Mine

The North Morning Star Mine is a lithium and feldspar mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

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: North Morning Star Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lithium, Feldspar

Lat, Long: 33.95389, -112.57250

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North Morning Star Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North Morning Star Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lithium
Primary: Feldspar
Tertiary: Mica
Tertiary: Niobium (Columbium)
Tertiary: Tantalum


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: White Picacho 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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
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

Form: DIKELIKE


Structure

Type: L
Description: Planar Structure Of Schist Trends Wnw And Dips Nne At Moderate To Steep Angles


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Amphibolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Spodumene
Ore: Lepidolite
Ore: Amblygonite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Muscovite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Albite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): PEGMATITE IS WELL ZONED, 5 ZONES.


References

Reference (Deposit): JAHNS, ABGMT BULL 162, 1952, P. 80-83.

Reference (Deposit): PEIRCE, H.W., 1990, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDUSTRIAL MINERAL CARD FILES.

Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI


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