Luckie No. 1 and 2 Claims

The Luckie No. 1 and 2 Claims is a fluorine-fluorite mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,701 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: Luckie No. 1 and 2 Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Fluorine-Fluorite

Lat, Long: 32.84778, -109.05389

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Luckie No. 1 and 2 Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Luckie No. 1 and 2 Claims


Commodity

Primary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Secondary: Manganese
Secondary: Tungsten
Secondary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Beryllium


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Twin Peaks 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: Forrest Sanders , Las Cruces, Nm
Years: 1976 -


Production

Year: 1947
Time Period: 1943-1947
Material type: ORE F
Description: Cp_Grade: ^67% Caf2
Year: 1947
Time Period: 1943-1947
Material type: ORE F
Description: Cp_Grade: ^68% Caf2


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

Form: LENSES

Form: LENSES


Structure

Type: R
Description: Fluorspar Deposits Are Associated With Intrusive Rhyolite In Andesite Porphyry; Productive Fluorspar Occurs As Erratically Disposed Lenses Rarely Exceeding 100 Ft In Length And 5 Ft In Width

Type: L
Description: Medium And Coarse Fluorite Occurs In Brecciated Veins Or As Series Of Closely Spaced Veinlets Interspersed Through Brecciated Andesite Porphyry And Gouge


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification Of Andesite And Rhyolite


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ANALYSIS OF PSILOMELANE ORE: 1.97% WO3
Analytical Data: 1.69% S102
Analytical Data: 15.50% BAO
Analytical Data: 47.4% MN


Materials

Ore: Barite
Ore: Fluorite
Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Bertrandite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Development): 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS; OPERATED BY BEN BILLINGSLEY (1959-?)

Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE RECORD D000771 OF JAMES E. ELLIOTT WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED FROM MRDS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS ON THE LUCKIE NO. 1 CLAIM INCLUDED AN INCLINED SHAFT (SANDERS SHAFT), 120 FT TUNNEL EXTENDING EAST ALONG VEIN FROM SHAFT, 220 FT DRIFT TO DEPTH OF 80 FT, SEVERAL SMALL PITS AND TRENCHES ALONG VEIN; WORKINGS ON LUCKIE NO. 2 CLAIM CONSIST OF 6 FT BY 4 FT CRIBBED SHAFT 59 FT DEEP, GLORY HOLE 40 FT BY 20 FT OF UNKNOWN DEPTH, ABOUT 164 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS

Comment (Deposit): LUCKIE NO. 1 VEIN IS ABOUT 7-8 FT WIDE, NARROWING TO LESS THAN 1 FT WIDE TO THE SOUTH; FLUORITE VEINLETS REACH 1 INCH THICKNESS AND ARE SCATTERED IRREGULARLY THROUGH QUARTZ-RICH PART OF VEIN. SECONDARY COATINGS AND STRINGERS OF PSILOMELANE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH FLUORSPAR; LUCKIE NO. 1 VEIN CONSISTS OF A BRECCIA OF SILICIFIED VOLCANIC ROCK CEMENTED BY QUARTZ AND FLUORSPAR WITH ABUNDANT IRON AND MANGANESE OXIDES IN PLACE; FLUORITE COMMONLY OCCURS AS WELL-DEVELOPED CUBES IN VEINLETS; FLUORSPAR MINERALIZATION OCCURRED AFTER REGIONAL FAULTING; LUCKIE NO 1 VEIN SYSTEM IS WELL-EXPOSED AS LOW QUARTZ RIDGES CONTAINING POCKETS OF FLUORSPAR; LUCKIE NO. 2 VEIN IS RARELY EXPOSED ON SURFACE

Comment (Production): THE 2 CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE PRODUCTION FROM CLAIMS 2 AND 1 RESPECTIVELY; PRODUCTION FIGURES FROM W.W.I TO 1942 WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE.

Comment (Location): GEODETIC AND UTM COORDINATES DESCRIBE LUCKIE NO. 1 SHAFT; LUCKIE NO. 2 SHAFT IS LOCATED 0.5 MILE TO SW OF LUCKIE NO. 1. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Commodity): TUNGSTEN IS CONTAINED IN PSILOMELANE


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS STRATEGIC MINERALS INVESTIGATION PRELIMINARY REPORT 3-207.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES, 1976, MINERAL AVAILABILITY SYSTEM, ARIZONA FLUORSPAR, LUCKIE NO. 1 MINE AND LUCKIE NO. 2 MINE.

Reference (Deposit): ELEVATORSKI, E.A., 1971, ARIZONA FLUORSPAR, ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES, PAGES 23-24.

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES; LUCKIE NO. 1 MINE, LUCKIE NO. 2 MINE.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 180, P. 349-352.

Reference (Deposit): AR1Z BUR MINES BULL 114, P. 6.

Reference (Deposit): LEMMON, D.M., AND TWETO, O.L., 1962, TUNGSTEN IN THE U.S.: USGS MAP MR-25.

Reference (Deposit): HEWITT, D.F., AND FLEISCHER, M., 1960, DEPOSITS OF MANGANESE OXIDES: ECON. GEOL., V. 55, P. 1-55.

Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): TRACE, R.D. 1947