Copper Bluff Mine

The Copper Bluff Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,160 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: Copper Bluff Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,160 Feet (1,268 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.09194, -109.35278

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Copper Bluff Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Bluff Mine
Secondary: Leszynsky Group Claim


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Molybdenum


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

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp., Morenci Branch


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Year Last Production: 1920
Discovery Year: 1872
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: Major W-E Trending Fault And Fissure Vein System; Porphyry Dike Intrusions Associated With Morenci Porphyry Stock Intrustion

Type: L
Description: Quartz Veins With Well-Defined Walls, Generally Trending Ne


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation To Unknown Depths


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years: 55.500000+-0.500000
Age Young: Tertiary


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Chalcocite


Comments

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED JOHN CHRISTY; LESZYNSKY COPPER CO.; LESZYNSKY BROTHERS; UNITED STATES COPPER MINING CO; M. A. HANNA CO.; FROM YEARS 1916 TO 1920 JOHN CHRISTY LEASED PROPERTY FROM THE UNITED STATES MINING CO.; PROPERTY APPARENTLY IDLE BEFORE AND AFTER THESE DATES

Comment (Location): ON EAST SIDE OF CHASE CREEK; ADJACENT TO HIGHWAY 666. ABOVE LOCATION COORDINATES DESCRIBE SE ADIT IN SW QUARTER OF SECTION 10. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Deposit): COPPER BLUFF CLAIM WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL LESZYNSKY GROUP CLAIMS. SEE ALSO LONGFELLOW MINE, MODOC CLAIM, EAST YANKIE MINE AND RYERSON SHAFT (ALL ORIGINAL LESZYNSKY GROUP MINES) FOR ADDITIONAL GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Deposit): 1 PATENTED CLAIM.

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED ONE 500 FT TUNNEL.

Comment (Geology): FAULTING OCCURRED AFTER VEIN EMPLACEMENT.


References

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43, 1905.

Reference (Deposit): WEED, W. H., 1920, THE MINES HANDBOOK, V. XIV, P. 235, LESZYNSKY COPPER MINE.

Reference (Deposit): MOOLICK, R. T. AND J. J. DUREK, 1966, THE MORENCI DISTRICT, IN S. R. TITLEY AND C. L. HICKS, GEOLOGY OF THE PORPHYRY COPPER DEPOSITS.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, UNDER UNITED STATES COPPER CO AND LESENSKY COPPER CO.

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, 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 (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT MAP 839.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.


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