Cayuga Mine

The Cayuga Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,961 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: Cayuga Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,961 Feet (1,512 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.08472, -109.39639

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Cayuga Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cayuga Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Zinc


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Ne Trending Granite Porphyry Dikes; Alternating Sandstone And Shale Beds Form Irregular Areas Almost Entirely Surrounded By Morenci Granite Porphyry

Type: L
Description: E-W Trending Fissure Vein With Well-Defined Footwall Of Quartzite And Hanging Wall Of Limestone


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Distinct Contact Metamorphic Zone Between Limestones And Porphyry, Assoicated With A Hardening Of Sedimentary Layers And Substantial Development Of Epidote And Magnetite


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Pyrite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Orthoclase
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED ON RIDGE E OF PINKARD GULCH & W OF COPPER MOUNTAIN. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Deposit): VEIN ACCOMPANIES CAYUGA FAULT (MAJOR REGIONAL FAULT). ADJACENT TO DOVER COPPER GROUP, GOLD BELT PROPERTY (PRESENTLY PHELPS DODGE CORPORATION HOLDINGS).

Comment (Geology): FISSURE VEIN MIGHT BE A CONTINUATION OF THE SOTO FAULT AND VEIN SYSTEM TO THE WEST. PORPHYRY IN THIS REGION TENDS TO FORM INTRUSIVE SHEETS BETWEEN THE SEDIMENTS WHICH DIP 10-30 SW. REGIONAL FAULTING PRIOR TO INTRUSION AND MINERALIZATION. LONGFELLOW LIMESTONES ARE EXTENSIVELY EXPOSED IN THIS REGION.


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 840.

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, P. 297-298.

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.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI


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