Santa Lucia Mine

The Santa Lucia Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,600 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: Santa Lucia Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 5,600 Feet (1,707 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.12889, -109.37667

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Santa Lucia Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Santa Lucia Mine
Secondary: Jupiter Claim


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1907
Year Last Production: 1918
Discovery Year: 1875
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 ORE SHOOTS


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: Porphyry Dike At Or Near Contact Of Basal Granite And Limestone Sequences


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor; Limestones In This Vicinity Are Unalterred


Rocks

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

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: Chrysocolla
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Dioptase
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED BAINES AND VALDEZ, STEVENS COPPER CO.

Comment (Deposit): ORIGINAL CLAIM OF SANTA LUCIA OVERLAPPED BY SANTA ISABELLA AND JUPITER CLAIMS OF STEVENS GROUP

Comment (Location): EITHER OF TWO ADITS IN SE CORNER OF NE QUARTER OF SECTION 32 (SEE BLM DISTRICT SHEET 837) ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS ON STEVENS CLAIMS WEST OF CHASE CREEK AND NEAR GARFIELD GULCH CONSISTED PRIMARILY OF DRIVING SHORT TUNNELS TO INTERSECT RELATIVELY SMALL ORE SHOOTS (SEE USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 43, 1905)

Comment (Geology): ORE BODY IS EITHER AN IRREGULAR DEPOSIT IN LIMESTONE AT OR NEAR PORPHYRY CONTACT, OR A FISSURE VEIN DEPOSIT IN PORPHYRY DIKE BETWEEN LIMESTONE AND BASAL GRANITE

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: STEVENS GROUP, MONTE CRISTO MINE FOR GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

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

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 837


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