North San Francisco River Placers

The North San Francisco River Placers is a gold mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,599 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: North San Francisco River Placers  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 3,599 Feet (1,097 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.10639, -109.28472

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North San Francisco River Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: North San Francisco River Placers
Secondary: Evans Point Fold Placers
Secondary: Polaris Group Property
Secondary: Bokares Placer Mine


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

Owner Name: Amax Inc.
Years: 1981 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1875
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: STREAKS


Structure

Type: R
Description: Fine Flakes Of Gold Recovered From Well-Graded Stream Gravels And From Coarse, Roughly Bedded Gila Conglomerate Inthe Hills Around Morenci And On The Se Slopes Of Copper King Mountain

Type: L
Description: Gold Recovered From Quat River Gravels 50-60 Ft Above The Level Of The Present River Bed


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation Of Gold-Bearing Veins Ne Of Copper King Mountain


Rocks

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene

Name: Gravel
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Holocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Sulfur


Comments

Not available


References

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.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, POLARIS GROUP AND PARROT GROUP: SEE EVANS POINT GOLD PLACERS

Reference (Deposit): MINING REPORTER, V. 53, N. 16, (APRIL 19, 1906), REVIVAL OF GOLD MINING IN CLIFTON-MORENCI, ARIZONA, DISTRICT

Reference (Deposit): USGS PROF PAPER 43, 1905, P. 211-212,77,78

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES; AMAX INC., EVANS POINT LIME QUARRY

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE; BOKARES MINE, POLARIS MINING AND MILLING CO, COLORADO MINE

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, M.G., 1972 , PLACER GOLD DEPOSITS OF ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 1355 , P. 17


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