Sunrise Mine

The Sunrise Mine is a gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

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: Sunrise Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.91083, -112.99389

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Sunrise Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Sunrise Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Sunrise 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: Ted Housley
Home Office: Wickenburg, Az.
Years: 1986 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Year Last Production: 1986
Discovery Year: 1915
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: LENTICULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Vein Occurs Within A Fault Zone


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Wall Rock Alteration: Sericitization, Silicification, Carbonatization


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ORE CONTAINS LESS THAN 0.25 OZ AG PER OZ OF AU.


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Silver
Gangue: Hematite
Gangue: Pyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Development): 7 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. PREVIOUS OWNERS AND OPERATORS INCLUDE O.H. SULLIVAN (1916), WILLIAM EBNER (1927), C.W. MITCHELL (1933), CHARLES STRIPHANS, ROY RICHARDS, WICK ORE MINING, SUNRISE GOLD MINING CO. AND PALO VERDE MINING CO. IN 1986, OPERATIONS CONSISTED OF HEAP LEACHING OF DUMP MATERIAL.

Comment (Deposit): DEPOSIT IS A STOCKWORK OF LENTICULAR QUARTZ VEINS IN A SCHIST INTRUDED BY GRANITE PORPHYRY. AU OCCURS AS MEDIUM-FINE TO COARSE GRAINS AND FLAKES, MAINLY WITH THE HEMATITE AND LIMONITE.

Comment (Workings): MAIN WORKING IS A 330 FOOT INCLINED SHAFT WITH DRIFTING AT 200 AND 330 FOOT LEVELS CONNECTING AT THE 200 FT LEVEL WITH ANOTHER 200 FOOT INCLINED SHAFT.


References

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, E.D., CUNNINGHAM, J.B., AND BUTLER, G.M., 1934, ARIZONA LODE GOLD MINES AND GOLD MINING, ARIZ. BUR. OF MINES, BULL 137, P. 162-163

Reference (Deposit): NIEMUTH, N.J., 1987, ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 29, 46 P.

Reference (Deposit): METZGER, O.H., 1938, GOLD MINING AND MILLING IN THE WICKENBURG AREA, MARICOPA AND YAVAPI COUNTIES, ARIZ., U.S.B.M. INF. CIRC. 6991

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILES

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI


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