Bell and Pinkard Group

The Bell and Pinkard Group is a silver and gold mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,400 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: Bell and Pinkard Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,400 Feet (1,341 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 33.06917, -109.39861

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Bell and Pinkard Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bell and Pinkard Group
Secondary: Bell Group
Secondary: Dover Copper Group Claims


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Copper


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: Dover Copper Mining Co ; Principal Owner: W. V. Tiscornia
Years: 1957 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1949
Year Last Production: 1951
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: LINEAR

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Irregularly Jointed Porphyry Caused By Intrusive Action Rather Than By Faulting

Type: L
Description: Principal Intrusions Occurred Parallel To Planes Of Sedimentation Which Dip 10-30 Sw


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Limestone Greatly Altered To Epidote And Magnetite With Copper Stains And Pyrite; At The Mouth Of Pinkard Gulch, Limestone Is Locally Altered To Garnet Near Porphyry Contacts; Vein Follows Epidotized Contact Of A Porphyry Dike In Limestone


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

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

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

Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Magnetite


Comments

Comment (Geology): MORENCI GRANITE PORPHYRY OCCUPIES THE MAJORITY OF THE UPPER GOLD GULCH VALLEY AND IS EXTENSIVELY INTERBEDDED WITH SEDIMENTARY SEQUENCES AS STOCKS, SHEETS, AND DIKES. PORPHYRY IS GREATLY DISINTERGRATED, UNLIKE HARD ROCK FORMING PRECIPITOUS GULLIES IN OTHER REGIONS OF THE DISTRICT. REGIONAL FAULTING PRIOR TO INTRUSION AND MINERALIZATION.

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: DOVER COPPER GROUP ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): BELL CLAIMS FORM A CLUSTER OF PROSPECTS AT THE CONFLUENCE OF PINKARD AND GOLD GULCHES AND ARE ALSO LOCATED ON THE WEST AND EAST BLUFFS OVERLOOKING THE MOUTH OF PINKARD GULCH; ABOVE LOCATION COORDINATES DESCRIBE THE CENTRAL ADIT WITHIN THIS CLUSTER. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED CY AND MANUEL GOMEZ; BELL CLAIMS I TO II PATENTED BY DOVER COPPER MINING CO; BELL PROPERTY IS ADJACENT TO DOVER COPPER MINING CO GROUPS OF TUCKY AND ST. JOE.

Comment (Deposit): BELL GROUP CLAIMS LOCATED ON OR NEAR THE ISABELLA VEIN.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT OCCURRED ON BELL CLAIM NO. 2 AND 4, LOCATED IN CENTER OF SECTION 19.


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 841.

Reference (Deposit): USGS P 43, P. 292-298.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, UNDER DOVER COPPER.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, DOVER COPPER MINING CO.

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, K.C., 1975, GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF THE BRECCIAS IN THE MORENCI-METRALF DISTRICT, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA: M.S. THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 153 P.


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