Stevens Group Mines

The Stevens Group Mines is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,449 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: Stevens Group Mines  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 5,449 Feet (1,661 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.13472, -109.37278

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Stevens Group Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Stevens Group Mines
Secondary: Stevens Lease
Secondary: Mines=Molinar Alaska, Stella, Brunswick, Stevens-Stonewall Jackson


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


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: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1903
Year Last Production: 1920
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 MASSES

Form: IRREGULAR MASSES


Structure

Type: R
Description: Fissure Veins In Limestone And Basal Granite Sequences; And Irregular Bodies On Or Near Contacts Of Intrusive Masses

Type: L
Description: Nne Striking Fault, With 45 Se Dip, Separates Sedimentary Rocks From Precambrian Granite Associated Porphyry Dike Is 200 Ft Thick


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 1906 ASSAY VALUES RANGED FROM 13 TO 30% CU


Materials

Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Dioptase
Ore: Chalcocite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 39 PATENTED CLAIMS TOTALLING 780 ACRES; CLAIMS INCLUDE THE XIV GROUP AND THOSE LOCATED IN GARFIELD GULCH; ORE SHOOTS OF CHALCOCITE PLUNGE TO NORTH

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED SHANNON COPPER CO, ARIZONA COPPER CO LTD, STEVENS FAMILY, STEVENS COPPER MINING CO, CHARLES E STEVENS JR; ORIGINAL STEVENS GROUP CONSISTED OF 15 CLAIMS ON THE WEST SIDE OF CHASE CREEK

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED SEVERAL TUNNELS

Comment (Geology): LIMESTONE IS LARGELY UNALTERRED IN THIS REGION; ABOVE DESCRIPTION PERTAINS TO STEVENS-STONEWALL JACKSON DEPOSIT AND OTHER STEVENS GROUP DEPOSITS ON WEST SIDE OF CHASE CREEK

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO:MOLINAR ALASKA MINE, XIV GROUP, BRUNSWICK MINE; STEVENS MINE IS ALSO A SYNONYM FOR MOLINAR ALASKA MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): ABOVE LOCATION COORDINATES DESCRIBE THE STEVENS-STONEWALL JACKSON MINE; 0.5 MI NW OF THE MOUTH OF GARFIELD GULCH ON THE W SIDE OF CHASE CREEK ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)


References

Reference (Deposit): STEVENS, H.J., 1909, THE COPPER HANDBOOK, VOL IX, PAGE 1273, STEVENS COPPER CO

Reference (Deposit): WEED, W.H., 1920, THE MINES HANDBOOK, VOL. XIV, PAGE 236, STEVENS COPPER MINING CO

Reference (Deposit): LANGTON, J.M., 1973, ORE GENESIS IN THE MORENCI-METCALF DISTRICT; AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGICAL, AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERS: TRANSACTION, VOL. 254, PAGE 256

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, P. 351-352

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 837

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, STEVENS GROUP


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