San Jose Mine

The San Jose Mine is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona.

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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: San Jose Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.10389, -109.35611

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San Jose Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: San Jose Mine
Secondary: Standard Group


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: 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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp.
Years: 1952 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1903
Year Last Production: 1911
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: IRREGULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Closely Massed Joint Systems Trending Ne; Fissure System Trending Ne

Type: L
Description: Part Of First Great Fault Block South Of The Coronado Massif


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To Unknown Depth; Chloritization Of Biotie; Extensive Hydrothermal Alterration


Rocks

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age in Years: 55.200000+-1.700000
Age Young: Tertiary

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age in Years: 55.500000+-0.500000
Age Young: Tertiary


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Brochantite
Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Kaolin
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Chlorite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): 3 PATENTED CLAIMS TOTALLING 48 ACRES; NO WELL-DEFINED VEIN IS VISIBLE ON THE SURFACE; IRREGULAR ORE BODIES EXTEND INTO PORPHYRY FROM FISSURE VEIN

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED STANDARD CONSOLIDATED COPPER CO, ARIZONA COPPER CO, DETROIT COPPER MINING CO OF ARIZONA

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT INCLUDED 2 TUNNELS: (THOMPSON, CARLOS); CARLOS TUNNEL WAS ABANDONED IN 1910 BECAUSE ORE WAS TOO POCKETY TO MINE

Comment (Geology): CONSIDERED PART OF THE STANDARD ORE BODY, ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE STANDARD MINE AND SAN JOSE MINE WERE CONNECTED UNDERGROUND.

Comment (Location): ON SE SIDE OF STANDARD GULCH; SAN JOSE GROUP CLAIMS ARE IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THOSE OF THE STANDARD MINE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)


References

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT MAP 839

Reference (Deposit): STEVENS, H.J., 1908, THE COPPER HANDBOOK, VOL. VIII, PAGE 1265, STANDARD CONSOLIDATED COPPER CO

Reference (Deposit): STEVENS, H.J., 1911, THE COPPER HANDBOOK, VOL. X, PAGE 1599, STANDARD CONSOLIDATED COPPER CO

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA


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