Black Cat Claims

The Black Cat Claims is a manganese mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,560 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: Black Cat Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,560 Feet (1,390 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 32.8725, -109.07556

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Black Cat Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Cat Claims


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Twin Peaks 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: L. A. Billingsley And Lewis Dean
Years: 1961 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1953
Discovery Year: 1952
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: LENSES


Structure

Type: R
Description: Steep Northerly Trending Zones Of Shearing And Brecciation In Volcanic Rocks

Type: L
Description: Ore Lenses Are Separated Along Both The Strike And Dip By Barren Intervals Or By Stringers Of Ore Too Narrow To Mine


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., STEWART, L.A., AND DELONG, C.W., 1961, MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF EASTERN ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7990, P. 103-4.

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, BLACK CAT GROUP.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, BLACK CAT GROUP.

Reference (Production): U.S.B.M. I.C. 7990, P. 103-4.


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