Woodpecker Mine

The Woodpecker Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,999 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: Woodpecker Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 33.21389, -111.19583

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Woodpecker Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Woodpecker Mine


Commodity

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


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Mineral Hill 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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Mineral Mountain Mining And Milling Co.
Years: 1948 -

Owner Name: Coronado Mining Co., Glen Linn, Mineral Mountain Mining And Milling
Years: 1948 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1937
Year Last Production: 1952
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: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Shear Zones Nw-Se, Dip 40 Sw


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Argentite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): THE SINGLE WOODPECKER CLAIM IS SURROUNDED BY THE GORMAN-HALL CLAIMS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)

Comment (Development): 1 PATENTED CLAIM, PURCHASED IN 1950 BY THE MINERAL MOUNTAIN MINING AND MILLING CO., ALONG WITH THE GORMAN-HALL GROUP OF CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): THE VEIN IS A SILICIFIED MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONE WITH ONE SHAFT AND EXTENSIVE UNDERGROUND WORK DONE ON IT. IT IS REFERED TO AS THE WOODPECKER VEIN AND IS ONLY VEIN WHICH HAS BEEN WORKED.

Comment (Workings): 1 OLD SHAFT WITH FAIRLY EXTENSIVE UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT.

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH TERTIARY INTRUSIVE AND VOLCANIC PERIOD 15.8 TO GREATER THAN 17.4 M.Y., QUARTZ LATITE IS EXPOSED 1 MILE WEST OF MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM-ABGMT PRODUCTION FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA-MINERAL MOUNTAIN MINING AND MILLING CO. FILE

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILE DATA-CLUSTER 776

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 597, T.2S, R.11E, SE 1/2

Reference (Deposit): USGS OPEN FILE REPORT 78-468,1978


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