Yavapai Mine

The Yavapai Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,862 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: Yavapai Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,862 Feet (1,482 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.08556, -109.36056

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Yavapai Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Yavapai Mine
Secondary: Part of Arizona Copper Co Group


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc


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: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch (As Part Of Morenci Open Pit


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1932
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: M


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: Complex System Of Branching Porphyry Dikes Enclosing Irregular Masses Of Alterred Limestone; Difficult To Connect The Bodies Exposed On Various Levels Of Mines In The Area

Type: L
Description: Dikes Contain Parallel Seams Of Chalcocite And Pyrite; Dikes Outcrop To Widths Of 30 Ft But Are Locally Pinched Below The 183 Ft Mine Level


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limestones Alterred To Intergrowths Of Epidote, Garnet, Pyroxene, Magnetite, Pyrite, And Chalcopyrite; Extensive Surface Oxidation To Depths Of 100 Ft; Porphyry Greatly Alterred To Sericite And Quartz With Disseminated Pyrite


Rocks

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Pyroxene
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Location): WEST OF LONGFELLOW MINE; JUST EAST OF THE WEST YANKIE LODE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION DATA INCLUDED IN LONGFELLOW METCALF MINE; LONGFELLOW METCALF ALSO INCLUDES THE MAMMOTH, LONGFELLOW, METCALF, DETROIT, CORONADO, JOY AND HUMBOLDT MINES OF THE ARIZONA COPPER CO LTD; BY 1905 THE YAVAPAI MINE HAD PRODUCED 40,000 TONS OF FIRST CLASS ORE AND 80,000 TONS OF CONCENTRATING GRADE (SEE USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 43)

Comment (Development): OWNERS INCLUDED THE ARIZONA COPPER CO LTD.

Comment (Deposit): DISSEMINATED PYRITE IN SERICITIZED PORPHYRY IS EITHER PARTLY OR WHOLLY REPLACED BY CHALCOCITE. LIMESTONES CONTAIN VERTICAL SEAMS OF PYRITE.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED ABOUT 3000 FT OF DRIFTS AND WINZES; 283 FT DEEP YAVAPAI SHAFT WITH LEVELS AT 118 FT AND 183 FT BELOW THE COLLAR, AND EXTENDING IN ALL PRINCIPAL DIRECTIONS; YAVAPAI TUNNEL 18 FT ABOVE THE SHAFT LEVEL; SEVERAL STOPES ON A LINE BETWEEN THE YAVAPAI AND WEST YANKIE MINES; YAVAPAI, CLAY, AND PETALUMA MINES ARE CONNECTED BY TUNNELS.

Comment (Geology): ROCKS ARE EXTREMELY FRESH AND HARD AT DEPTHS OF 100 FT OR MORE. DIKES ARE PROBABLY A CONTINUATION OF THE NORTH DIKE OF LONGFELLOW MINE.

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: LONGFELLOW MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Deposit): ONE PATENTED CLAIM OVERLAPPED IN CENTER BY THE MONTEZUMA CLAIM OF THE DETROIT COPPER MINING CO. CLAIM OCCUPIED A TRIANGULAR AREA EQUAL TO HALF A CLAIM.


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 840.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, ARIZONA COPPER CO LTD.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

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, 153 P.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, P. 269-271.