Mercury Group

The Mercury Group is a mercury mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 13,999 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: Mercury Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 13,999 Feet (4,267 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Mercury

Lat, Long: 33.56722, -112.03972

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Mercury Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mercury Group
Secondary: Porterie Group


Commodity

Primary: Mercury
Tertiary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Phoenix Mountains 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: Porterie Mining Co.


Production

Year: 1960
Time Period: To 1960
Material type: HG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^8 Lb/Ton


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY ON MERCURY CLAIM SHOWS 1.47 PCT HG. DUMP MATERIAL ASSAYED 0.11 PCT. HG. MATERIAL ON JUPITER CLAIM DUMP ASSAYED 0.22 PCT. HG.


Materials

Ore: Cinnabar
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Commodity): CU OXIDES OCCUR AS THIN FILMS.

Comment (Location): IN PHOENIX MOUNTAINS, MINE NOT LOCATED ON QUAD, DESCREPENCY BETWEEN SOURCES ABOUT LOCATION. USED LOCATION OF BLM CLAIM SHEET 71. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Deposit): CINNABAR OCCURS IN VERY SMALL VEINS AND LENSES. STRIKE AND DIP GIVEN ABOVE ARE FOR MERCURY CLAIM. JUPITER CLAIM SHOWS STRIKE N 22 E AND DIPPING 45 SE.

Comment (Workings): MERCURY CLAIM HAS TWO SHAFTS, 12 AND 65 FT. DEEP, ONE OPENCUT 15 FT. DEEP. JUPITER HAS ONE 18 FT SHAFT. AND 3 TUNNELS. OF 35, 42, AND 20 FT., ONE 6 FT. WINZE, TWO OPENCUTS 10 AND 12 FT DEEP.

Comment (Deposit): MERCURY GROUP CONSISTS OF 11 CLAIMS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. BUREAU MINES, 1927, BULL. 122.

Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E.H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES

Reference (Deposit): BLM SHEET 71

Reference (Production): USBM UNPUB DATA


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