Morning Star Prospect

The Morning Star Prospect is a 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: Morning Star Prospect  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Feldspar

Lat, Long: 33.9525, -112.57306

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Morning Star Prospect MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Morning Star Prospect


Commodity

Primary: Feldspar
Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Mica
Tertiary: Lithium
Tertiary: Quartz


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: Past 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: R
Description: Foliation And Layering Strike Wnw To W & Dip 45-55n.


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Near Contact With Pegmatite, Schist Impregnatated By Feldspar And Muscovite


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Muscovite
Ore: Beryl
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Plagioclase
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Chrysocolla


Comments

Comment (Location): IN WESTERN HALF OF SECTION.

Comment (Deposit): 5 PEGMATITE ZONES WITH MAXIMUM POSSIBLE WIDTH OF 52.5 FEET. PEGMATITE CONTAINS LARGE QUARTZ MASSES.

Comment (Commodity): SOME PERTHITE FROM INNER INTERMEDIATE ZONE HAS 7 FT CRYSTALS. MUSCOVITE IS GREEN AND OCCURS IN FLAKES AND BOOKS.

Comment (Production): PAST PRODUCTION OF K-SPAR.

Comment (Geology): HOST ROCKS OF VOLCANIC ORIGIN.


References

Reference (Deposit): JAHNS, ABGMT BULL 162, 1952, P. 78-80.

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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