Tip Top Mine

The Tip Top Mine is a silver mine located in Yavapai county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,799 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: Tip Top Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Yavapai

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

Lat, Long: 34.0525, -112.24639

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Tip Top Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tip Top Mine
Secondary: Conqueror
Secondary: Tip Top Mine Includes Group of 3 Patented Claims: Tip Top, Keystone,
Secondary: And Joker, and 3 Unpatented Claims: Tip Top South, Very Top,
Secondary: And Black Jack


Commodity

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


Location

State: Arizona
County: Yavapai
District: Tip Top District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Frank Carlisle
Years: 1926 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1875
Year Last Production: 1942
Discovery Year: 1875
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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, PINCH AND SWELL


Structure

Type: R
Description: Batholith (Quartz Monzonite) Rather Massive And Structureless


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: None


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years: 1720.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic

Name: Mica Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 1720.000000+-
Dating Method: U-Pb (zircon)
Material Analyzed: Zircon
Age Young: Proterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Wolframite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Tetrahedrite
Ore: Bornite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Comment (Production): ITEM ( 9 ) IS ESTIMATED FROM $ 200,000 IN GOLD PRODUCTION AT $ 20.67 PER OUNCE. WORKED PRINCIPALLY FOR SILVER AND GOLD 1875-1883, WITH OUTPUT VALUED AT $2,200,000. SMALL OUTPUT OF WO3 (POSSIBLY FEW HUNDRED UNITS) IN WORLD WAR I, IN 1928, AND SINCE 1936, PRINCIPALLY FROM OLD DUMPS.

Comment (Deposit): OXIDATION DOWN TO 200 FT.

Comment (Geology): TIP TOP IS VEIN SYSTEM CUTTING PROTEROZOIC QUARTZ MONZONITE. RHYOLITE PORPHYRY DIKES OF CRET-PALEO AGE OCCUR IN DISTRICT BUT ARE NOT NECESSARILY COINCIDENT WITH VEINS.

Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE RECORD D000841 OF J.E. ELLIOTT WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED FROM MAIN MRDS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): MINING JOURNAL, V. 7, NO. 12, P. 5-6, 1924

Reference (Deposit): MINING JOURNAL, V. 20, NO. 5, P. 3-5, 1936

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): A.B.M. BULLETIN 140 , P. 103 .

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 782, P. 180

Reference (Deposit): ELSING, M.J. AND HEINEMAN, R.E., 1936 , ARIZONA METAL PRODUCTION: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 140 , P. 103

Reference (Deposit): LEMON, D.M., AND TWETO, O.L., 1962 , TUNGSTEN IN THE U.S.; U.S.G.S. MAP, MR - 25 .

Reference (Deposit): USBM IC 8078, P. 29-30

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA


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