Lakeman Group

The Lakeman Group is a silver mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,341 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: Lakeman Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,341 Feet (1,323 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 33.065, -109.40556

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Lakeman Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lakeman Group


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Iron


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1904
Year Last Production: 1935
Discovery Year: 1875
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


Structure

Type: R
Description: Porphyry Appears Regionally As Stocks, Sheets, And Dikes Tightly Interbedded With Sedimentary Rocks

Type: L
Description: Porphyry Consists Largely Of Sills And Laccoliths Dipping 10-30 Sw Like The Sedimentary Strata; Most Claims Are Located On Extensive Exposures Of The Main Morenci Porphyry Stock


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization Of Diorite-Porphyry Wall Rock; Porphyry Is Greatley Disintegrated


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 55.200000+-1.700000
Age Young: Tertiary
Age Old: Cretaceous

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 55.200000+-1.700000
Age Young: Tertiary
Age Old: Cretaceous


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Hematite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Orthoclase
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Chlorite
Gangue: Hornblende


Comments

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

Comment (Commodity): GOLD AND SILVER VALUES CARRIED IN SULFIDES

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED E. BIGNELL, KNAPP AND LAKEMAN, R.L. LAKEMAN, H.L.M. WRIGHT AND N.J. WILSON, MESSABI-MORENCI MINING CO; OWNERS INCLUDED MRS. GRACE MORRISON; LAKEMAN GROUP CONSISTS OF 8 CLAIMS:(STEVENS, CAMPBELL, TONTO, TIGER, GLOBE, PINETREE, MINNIE L., KATIE L.); PROPERTY PRODUCED NOTABLE AMOUNTS OF GOLD ORE BETWEEN 1885 AND 1895

Comment (Geology): PORPHYRY CRUMBLES EASILY TO FRAGMENTS AND FORMS A SANDY SOIL IN THE REGION OF GOLD GULCH; DIORITE PORPHYRY FORMS THE SOUTHERN END OF THE GREAT STOCK OF MORENCI AND METCALF; PLACER GOLD IN GOLD GULCH WAS DERIVED FROM OXIDIZED GOLD-BEARING VEINS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTRUSIVE PORPHYRY RATHER THAN REGIONAL FAULTING

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED ONE MAIN SHAFT 300 FT DEEP, 2 SHORT TUNNELS WITH LENGHTS OF 30 FT AND 40 FT, ABOUT 470 FT OF DRIFTS, AN ADDITIONAL SHAFT, ONE STOPE, VARIOUS SHALLOW CUTS AND PITS, PLACER GOLD WORKINGS

Comment (Location): ABOVE LOCATION COORDINATES DESCRIBE THE SHAFT IN THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 19; OTHER CLAIMS LOCATED ON RIDGE SOUTH OF GOLD GULCH ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Deposit): 8 PATENTED CLAIMS TOTALLING ABOUT 138 ACRES; VEIN AVERAGES 3 FT IN WIDTH


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 1355, P. 15-16

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 841

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, LAKEMAN GROUP, MESSABI-MORENCI MINING COMPANY

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, LAKEMEN GROUP

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, P. 292-296

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, 1975, M.S. THESIS, UNIV OF AZ, 153 P.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ BUR MINES BULL 137, P. 185


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