Gold Bar Mines

The Gold Bar Mines is a silver and gold mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,499 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: Gold Bar Mines  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 5,499 Feet (1,676 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 33.14333, -109.30333

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Gold Bar Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Bar Mines
Secondary: South Sycamore Group
Secondary: Mrs Frank Bates Group
Secondary: Stevens Brothers Gold Holding
Secondary: Southeast Sycamore Group


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: S. T. Stevens
Years: 1956 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1910
Year Last Production: 1946
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: Ne-Trending Quartzitic Fissure Veins Connected With Porphyry Dikes; Block Faulting Ne Of Copper King Mountain

Type: L
Description: Vein In Quartzitic Dike Associated With Nearby Morenci Granite Porphyry Stock


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor; Some Surface Oxidation Whereby Granite Host Rock Alterred By Limonite


Rocks

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

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

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

Comment (Location): LOCATED ON PROMINENT RIDGE SEPARATING DORSEY GULCH FROM SYCAMORE GULCH; ADJOINS INDEPENDENCE AND SYCAMORE GROUPS WHICH LIE TO THE W AND SW ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED W.L. KEPPLER; S.T. STEVENS AND ASSOCIATES; H.C. WHITE; PROPERTY OWNED BY H.C. WHITE PRIOR TO 1940; ADJACENT SYCAMORE GROUP OWNED BY H.C. WHITE (1946) AND LATER BY STEVENS BROTHERS (1956)

Comment (Deposit): MINE IS LOCATED ON LADY FRANKLIN VEIN; CLAIMS TOTALLING 10 UNPATENTED LODE

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED 3 SHAFTS FROM 50 TO 80 FT DEEP, 1780 FT OF TUNNELS AND CROSSCUTS, 35 FT OF DRIFTS, AND 40 FT OF RAISES, 3 STAMP MILL; SURFACE MINING WAS CONDUCTED 300 FT TO S OF GOLD BAR SHAFT IN SURFACE OUTCROP ON LADY FRANKLIN VEIN

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: SYCAMORE GROUP OWNED BY H.C. WHITE (SYNONYMOUS WITH WHITE PROPERTY); INDEPENDENCE GROUP OWNED BY H.C. WHITE AND OPERATED BY STEVENS BROTHERS AND POLARIS MINING CO (SYNONYMOUS WITH BIG MEDICINE CLAIM) ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, SOUTH SYCAMORE GROUP

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, SOUTH SYCAMORE GROUP, STEVENS BROTHERS GOLD HOLDINGS

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, P. 363

Reference (Deposit): BENNET, 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.


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