Hormeyer Mine

The Hormeyer Mine is a gold mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,760 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: Hormeyer Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,760 Feet (1,451 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.07194, -109.34667

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Hormeyer Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Hormeyer Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Silver


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
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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Major Fissure Plane, With Nw Strike Cutting The Coronado Quartzite Croppings Between The Hormeyer Mine And Longfellow Incline; Ne Block Downthrown About 150 Ft

Type: L
Description: Porphyry Dike Is An Offshoot Of The Main Sill Of Porphyry That Consistently Follows The Contact Of Quartzite And Limestone In This Region


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Minor


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Ordovician

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Ordovician


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Copper


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: LATE 1800'S

Comment (Location): LOCATED ON RIDGE BETWEEN CHASE CREEK AND MORENCI CANYON; EASTERNMOST ADIT IN NE QUARTER OF SECTION 22 ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED 2 TUNNELS OR LEVELS

Comment (Geology): CROPPINGS OF THE VEIN CONSIST OF CELLULAR QUARTZ STAINED YELLOW BY LEAD OXIDE


References

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, 1905, USGS PROF PAPER 43, P. 212

Reference (Deposit): GALBRAITH, MINERALS OF ARIZONA, ARIZ BUREAU OF MINES, GEOLOGICAL SERIES NO. 15, BULL 149

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, 1972, USGS BULL 1355, P. 16

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, 1934, ARIZ BUREAU OF MINES BULL 137, P. 187

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.G.S. P.P. 43 , P. 212


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