La Palma Group

The La Palma Group is a mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 6,299 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: La Palma Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 6,299 Feet (1,920 Meters)

Primary Mineral:

Lat, Long: 33.15361, -109.38611

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La Palma Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: La Palma Group
Secondary: Claims: La Palma, Venus, San Francisco
Secondary: Laura


Commodity

Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Copper Mountain District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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


Ownership

Owner Name: Juan Varela And Eugenio C. Rivas
Years: 1961 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Replacement
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1925
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Minor Faulting With Little Vertical Displacement; Significant Horizontal Movement Along Bedding Planes

Type: L
Description: Minor Faulting Cutting Limestone And Shale Beds: Ore Deposits Cover A Considerable Surface Area But Average Less Than One Ft Thick


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Irregular Bodies Of Psilomelane And Other Mn Minerals Have Replaced Limestone Beds; Some Surface Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Limestone
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Permian


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GRAB SAMPLE 27.4 % MN.


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: EARLY 1900'S

Comment (Location): CONNECTED TO MOUTH OF CUPRITE CANYON, LOCATED TO SE, BY A 3 MILE LONG FOOT TRAIL; UNPATENTED CLAIMS EXTEND INTO SE QUARTER OF SECTION 18, AND SECTIONS 19 AND 29 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Production): AS OF 1961 , NO MN ORE HAD BEEN SHIPPED.

Comment (Development): CLAIMS WERE ACQUIRED BY VARELA'S FATHER IN 1920; CLAIMS WERE LOCATED ON LEAD DEPOSITS PRIOR TO 1905

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED BED IN AN OPEN CUT ON THE VENUS CLAIM HAS BEEN EXPOSED FOR ABOUT 60 FT ALONG THE STRIKE; WEST OF CUT, ORE IS EXPOSED ABOUT 30 FT ALONG THE DIP BY EROSIONAL PROCESSES; DEPOSIT PINCHES OUT TO EAST

Comment (Workings): OXIDIZED LEAD ORE MINED FROM A SHALLOW SHAFT ON THE SAN FRANCISCO CLAIM IN 1920; SHALLOW (10 FT DEEP) OPEN CUTS

Comment (Geology): LARGEST AND BEST EXPOSED MANGNIFEROUS DEPOSIT IS LOCATED ON THE VENUS CLAIM, ON THE CREST OF THE RIDGE; OTHER DEPOSITS (LARGELY UNEXPLORED) CROP OUT ON THE DIP IN AREAS TO THE NW AND SE


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. 97-98

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, LA PALMA GROUP; LA PALMA, VENUS, AND SAN FRANCISCO

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 (Production): U.S.B.M. I.C. 7990 , P. 97 .


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