Bomboy Mine

The Bomboy Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,448 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: Bomboy Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,448 Feet (746 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.31917, -111.21333

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Bomboy Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bomboy Mine
Secondary: King Copper Group
Secondary: Bumboy
Secondary: Bombay


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Vanadium


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Wood Camp Canyon 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: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1916
Year Last Production: 1971
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: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: Quartzite On Hanging Wall, Diabase Dike Below


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Iron Staining


Rocks

Name: Diabase
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Copper
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): 2 1/2 MILES WESTERLY FROM HEWITT STATION, SUPERIOR IS 8 MILES EAST BY AIR, 13 MILES BY ROAD ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED; ETHEL GREY, WEST AND RUSSEL, GUZMANN AND SCHWARTZ M., GRAY AND DAVY, C. BOMBOY, T.D. TEAKELL, DAN KINNARD, T.D. TROCHELL, KING COPPER MINE, ANTON JOHNSON, 56, TOM C. GRAY, 1955.

Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS, ONE 3 TO 5 FT WIDE, 70 FT LONG, ONE 4-5 FT WIDE, 50 FT LONG

Comment (Workings): DIMENSIONS FROM MINE MAP, 1943. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF WORKINGS MAY HAVE OCCURRED.

Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT PROBABLY IN PRECAMORIAN EPICLASTIC ROCKS, AGE OF MINERALIZATION UNKNOWN, NO DETAILED GEOLOGIC MAP OF AREA. QUARTZITE REPORTED AS CAMBRIAN IN 1943. ADMR, MAY BE BOLSA, OR MAY BE PREC TROY QUARTZITE


References

Reference (Deposit): ADMR BOMBOY MINE FILE

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILE CLUSTER 402

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA


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