Silver King Mine

The Silver King Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,678 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: Silver King Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

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

Primary Mineral: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 33.06444, -109.35056

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Silver King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver King Mine
Secondary: Silver Lead Claim
Secondary: Stargo Group


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1907
Year Last Production: 1910
Discovery Year: 1890
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: NORMAL FISSURE VEIN FILLING WITH IRREGULAR AND BLANKET LATERAL EXTENSIONS


Structure

Type: R
Description: N-S Trending Fissues Cut By Short Cross-Faults; Block Faulting

Type: L
Description: Tilted Block Of Limestone Resting On Basal Quartzite And Granite; Block Is Bounded By Copper Mountain Fault To Ne And Apache Gulch (Renamed Stargo Gulch) To Sw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor


Rocks

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

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Cambrian

Name: Quartzite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Silver


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ONE OF 26 PATENTED CLAIMS OF THE STARGO MINES CO (INC); ALL CLAIMS TOTAL 520 ACRES; ONE OF 8 KNOWN VEINS ON STARGO PROPERTY OF WHICH THE STARGO VEIN IS THE MAIN DEPOSIT

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED BACON AND LANGERMAN, L. SANCHEZ, THE STARGO MINES CO (INC), STARGO SYNDICATE, STARGO SILVER BELT MINING CO, DETROIT COPPER CO

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED SURFACE MINING AND ONE ADIT; PRODUCTION STATISTICS FOR SILVER KING MINE AFTER THE YEAR 1910 MIGHT BE INCLUDED WITH THOSE FOR THE STARGO MINES

Comment (Geology): ALL VEINS ON STARGO PROPERTY ARE SIMILAR IN CHARACTER AND CONTENT; STARGO PROPERTY FISSURE SYSTEM IS LOCATED NEXT TO MORENCI QUARTZ-MONZONITE PORPHYRY AREA; SILVER KING CLAIM LIES NEAR THE CAPOTE VEIN WHICH AVERAGES 9 TO 12 FT WIDTH AND HAS BEEN OPENED FOR OVER A MILE IN LENGTH

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: STARGO MINES, CAPOTE MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): ABOVE LOCATION CORRDINATES DESBRIBE EASTERN MOST ADIT IN SW QUARTER OF SECTION 22; EAST SIDE OF SQUARE BUTTE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)


References

Reference (Deposit): WILLIS, C.F., 1920, MINES OF TOMORROW NO. 10-THE STARGO MINES CO INC, IN ARIZONA MINING JOURNAL, VOL IV, NO 3, PAGES 34 TO 35, 52 TO 53, AUGUST 1920

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEETS 842 AND 841

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, SEE SQUARE BUTTE AND APACHE GULCH

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.

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, 1975, GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF THE BRECCIAS IN THE MORENCI-METCALF DISTRICT, GREENLEE COUNTY, AZ: MS THESIS UNIV OF AZ, 153 P.


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