Copper Standard Mine

The Copper Standard Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,699 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: Copper Standard Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 1,699 Feet (518 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 32.70806, -111.79500

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Copper Standard Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Standard Mine
Secondary: Standard Copper
Secondary: Standard Group
Secondary: Esperanza Cowboy Mine
Secondary: Black Crator ?


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Silver Reef 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: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: J. A. Barnhard
Years: 1960 -

Owner Name: Powdered Metals Corp.
Years: 1968 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1965
Discovery Year: 1895
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: In Tertiary Volcanic Field, With Blocks Faulted Against Prec Oracle Granite, Ew And Nw-Se Normal Faults In 2 Mile Radius Both North And West Of Mine

Type: L
Description: Nne Strike And Almost Vertical E Dip, Shown On Mf-934, For Andesite Bedding


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): CLAIMS LOCATED ALONG SOUTHEAST SLOPE OF SILVER REEF MOUNTAINS FOR THE UPPER TWO THIRDS OF SECTION 25 AND EXTEND SLIGHTLY INTO SECTION 24

Comment (Development): CLAIMS INCLUDE CHICAGO, ST LOUIS, SUMMIT, COWBOY, CROWN, ESPERANZA AND MILLSITE ALL PATENTED CLAIMS (1968)

Comment (Workings): WORKING LIMITED TO ESPERANZA AND COWBOY CLAIMS; ON ESPERANZA CLAIM THERE IS A PERPENDICULAR SHAFT OF 165 FT AND A 250 FT SHAFT WITH VERTICAL AND INCLINED SECTIONS; THE LONGER SHAFT HAS DRIFTS AT 100 FT LEVEL, 200 FT LEVEL AND 250 FT LEVEL; ON THE COWBOY CLAIM THERE ARE TWO OPENINGS: A SHORT TUNNEL LEADING TO A SHALLOW SHAFT.

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1890'S


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS MAP MF-934, 1978

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILES

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 561


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