Silver King Mine

The Silver King Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,638 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: Silver King Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 3,638 Feet (1,109 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 33.33028, -111.08694

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Silver King Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Silver King Mine
Secondary: Fortune
Secondary: White Horse
Secondary: Last Chance
Secondary: California
Secondary: Seventy-Four


Commodity

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


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Pioneer 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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Dick Lobb And Grace Middleton
Years: 1982 -

Owner Name: Reynolds, John
Years: 1987 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1877
Year Last Production: 1955
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: N-S Trending Fault Systems, Ns Trending Sediments With E Dip

Type: L
Description: Quartz Diorite Intrusion. Fault Systems Are South Of Mine


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Supergene Enrichment Near Surface, Hypogene Enrichment At Depth.


Rocks

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Paleocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Copper
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Covellite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Siderite
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold
Ore: Cuprite
Ore: Argentite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Quartz
Unknown: Stromeyerite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS IN COMSTOCK WASH AT THE END OF THE SILVER KING DIRT ROAD; UTM MEASURED TO WESTERN MOST SHAFT OF GROUP OF AT LEAST 4 SHAFTS. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Comment (Development): WORKINGS LOCATED ON PRESENT EL MEDICO CLAIM; PREVIOUS OPERATORS INCLUDE T. GAYO,TRITT SMELTING AND REFINING, SILVER KING SYN., APACHE SILVER, SILVER KING ARIZONA MINING, DEAN BROS., SILVER KING OF ARIZONA MINING, SILVER KING MINING CO.

Comment (Deposit): VEINLETS INTERLACED IN QUARTZ DIORITE PORPHYRY AND PINAL SCHIST.

Comment (Workings): ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT WAS BY OPEN PIT (115 X 92 X 120 FT), OTHER WORKINGS INCLUDE 987 FT SHAFT (BILK SHAFT), 635 FT SHAFT, AND SEVERAL SMALLER SHAFTS AND OPEN CUTS. 7 LEVELS OF WORKINGS

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION IN PINAL SCHIST AND IN SILVER KING QUARTZ DIORITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILES.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.

Reference (Deposit): AZ DEPT MIN RESOURCES FILE DATA.

Reference (Deposit): SHORT, M.N., 1943, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SUPERIOR MINING AREA, AZ: ABM BULL. 151, P. 7, 11-13, 139-154.

Reference (Deposit): RANSOME, F.L.,1912, COPPER DEPOSITS NEAR SUPERIOR, AZ: USGS BULL. 540, P. 156-158.

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES.

Reference (Deposit): ABM BULL 140.

Reference (Deposit): SAWYER, M.B., GURMENDI, A.C., DALEY, M.R., AND HOWELL, S.B., 1992, PRINCIPAL DEPOSITS OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS IN ARIZONA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL PUBLICATION, 334 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): SHORT, ET AL, 1943.


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