Corporate and Climax Claims

The Corporate and Climax Claims is a gold and manganese mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,639 feet.

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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: Corporate and Climax Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,639 Feet (1,414 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold, Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.05278, -109.38861

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Corporate and Climax Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Corporate and Climax Claims
Secondary: Corporate Group
Secondary: Climax Claim


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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: State Lands; Corporate Group: Diego Hernandez
Years: 1961 -

Owner Name: Diego Hernandez, Victoriano Dominguez
Years: 1961 -


Production

Year: 1951
Material type: ORE
Description: Ap_Grade: ^22.6% Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1932
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

Form: IRREGULAR

Form: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Diorite Porphyry Cut By Many Irregular And Ne-Trending Fissure Veins; Veins Are Narrow, Small, And Do Not Attain Great Depths

Type: L
Description: Ne-Trending Fissure Vein In Southernmost Extension Of Main Morenci Porphyry Mass


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Sericitization Of Diorite-Porphyry Wall Rock


Rocks

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

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Biotite
Gangue: Hornblende
Gangue: Labradorite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1932;1951

Comment (Deposit): CORPORATE GROUP CONSISTS OF 5 CONTIGUOUS CLAIM. CLIMAX CLAIM LIES ADJACENT TO THE 2 EASTERN MOST CORPORATE CLAIMS. MANGANESE MINERALS ARE EXPOSED IN THE VEIN FOR ABOUT 400 TO 500 FT ALONG THE SURFACE.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED A 20 FT CUT IN THE VEIN ON THE CLIMAX CLAIM ; SHAFTLIKE PIT ON THE CORPORATE NO. 3 CLAIM (DIMENSIONS: 20 FT LONG, 8 FT WIDE, 15 FT DEEP); 70 FT ADIT ON THE CORPORATE CLAIMS; CORPORATE CLAIMS WERE LOCATED FOR GOLD, AND THE MANY OLD CUTS ARE UNRELATED TO M ANGANESE PRODUCTION.

Comment (Geology): DIORITE PORPHYRY IN THE REGION CONTAINS MANY INCLUDED MASSES OF LIMESTONE AND OTHER SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. PLACER GOLD WAS DERIVED FROM OXIDIZED GOLD-BEARING VEINS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTRUSIVE PORPHYRY AND COMMONLY LOCATED NEAR OR ALONG THE PORPHYRY-SEDIMENT CONTACT.

Comment (Deposit): RECORD M200426 HAS BEEN DELETED.

Comment (Location): CORPORATE AND CLIMAX CLAIMS ARE CONTIGUOUS AND ARE ACCESSIBLE BY TRAVELLING 2.3 MILES WEST OF MORENCI ON THE EAGLE CREEK ROAD, THEN 0.5 MILE SOUTH ON A DIRT ROAD. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1973

Comment (Development): 2 PROPERTIES ARE CONSIDERED A UNIT AS THEY ARE ADJACENT AND ARE L OCATED ON THE SAME VEIN; OPERATORS INCLUDED DOMINGO ESPINOZA


References

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

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, P. 229-230, 296.

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES; CORPORATE GROUP, CLIMAX CLAIM.

Reference (Deposit): USBM INF CIRC 7990, P. 103.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): USBM 1.C. 7990, PAGE 103

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


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