Gold Gulch Placers

The Gold Gulch Placers is a gold mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,701 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: Gold Gulch Placers  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 3,701 Feet (1,128 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.06111, -109.40861

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Gold Gulch Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Gulch Placers


Commodity

Primary: Gold


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

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1905
Discovery Year: 1870
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

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Irregular Deposits Of Gold Are Contained In Limonite Along Ne-Trending Fissure Veins In Diorite Porphyry Or Between Porphyry And Limestone Masses

Type: L
Description: Gold Is Concentrated In A Number Of Sand Bars Along The Lower Course Of Gold Gulch And Along Pinkard Gulch


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation Of Narrow And Irregular Gold-Bearing Veins Along Both Sides Of Pinkard Gulch And The Lower Part Of Gold Gulch


Rocks

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

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Magnetite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Epidote


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION IS GENERAL FOR PLACER AREA ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Deposit): IRREGULAR VEINS; DISPERSED FLAKES IN STREAM GRAVELS; POCKETS

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: LAKEMAN MINES, BELL AND PINKARD GROUP, CORPORATE AND CLIMAX CLAIMS (ALL ARE GOLD PRODUCERS IN THE GOLD GULCH AND PINKARD GULCH AREA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Geology): PLACER GOLD WAS DERIVED FROM OXIDIZED GOLD-BEARING VEINS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTRUSIVE PORPHYRY, PORPHYRY IN REGION IS GREATLY DISINTEGRATED; VEINS ARE BELIEVED TO BE OF SAME AGE AS THOSE AT MORENCI (CRET-TERT)


References

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1972 , PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 1355 , P. 15

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 43 (1905) P. 211-212, 292-298

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, CUNNINGHAM, AND BUTLER, 1967, ARIZ BUREAU OF MINES BULL 137, P. 185

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, 1975, GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF THE BRECCIAS IN THE MORENCI-METCALF DISTRICT, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA: M.S. THESIS UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 153 P.


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