XIV Group

The XIV Group is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,678 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: XIV Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,678 Feet (1,426 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.12333, -109.36694

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XIV Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: XIV Group
Secondary: Stevens Lease


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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch

Owner Name: Stevens Jr., Charles E.
Years: 1951 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1937
Year Last Production: 1951
Discovery Year: 1872
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 AND IN NARROW STRINGERS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Normal Faulting Confined To Pre-Tertiary Rocks

Type: L
Description: Ore Occurs In Narrow Stringers Within Ore Zone In Monzonite Porphyry


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Location): EASTERNMOST ADIT IN SW QUARTER OF SECTION 33 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): CHARLES E. STEVENS JR. RECEIVED LEASE ON MOLINAR ALASKA MINE IN 1952 FROM PHELPS DODGE CORPORATION IN RETURN FOR GIVING THE XIV GROUP PROPERTY TO THE CORPORATION

Comment (Deposit): ORE ZONE HAS MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 100 FT AND CONTAINS 2 VEINS WITH DIMENSIONS 30 FT BY 400 FT; SEVERAL SMALLER VEINS WITH DIMENSIONS 4 IN. BY 24 IN.; 12 UNPATENTED CLAIMS (X.I.V. GROUP NO 1 THROUGH 12)

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED ONE SHAFT OF 60 FT DEPTH, 2 TUNNELS OF 300 FT TOTAL LENGTH


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 837

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, UNDER STEVENS MINE

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, K.C., 1975, GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF THE BRECCIAS IN THE MORENCI-METCALF DISTRICT, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA: M.S. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 153P.


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