Gold Belt Mines

The Gold Belt Mines is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,639 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: Gold Belt Mines  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,639 Feet (1,414 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.08333, -109.42333

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Gold Belt Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Belt Mines
Secondary: Eagle Gold and Copper Claims
Secondary: Dover Copper Group


Commodity

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


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: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Dover Copper Mining Co ; Principal Owner: W. V. Tiscornia
Years: 1957 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1907
Year Last Production: 1947
Discovery Year: 1904
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: LINEAR

Form: LINEAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Ne-Sw Trending Step-Faults; Mines Are Approximateley 0.25 Mile South Of Copperplate Fault; Fault Block Under Gold Belt Property Has Been Upthrown 1500 Ft

Type: L
Description: Gold Belt Vein Paralleling Granite Prophyry Dike


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation Forming Gossans Over Central Orebody


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: ASSAY VALUES RANGED FROM 5 TO 20% CU


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Limonite


Comments

Comment (Location): GOLD BELT CLAIMS NO 6-10 ARE LOCATED IN T45 28E 13NE, T45 29E 18SW, T 45 29E 18NW ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED EAGLE GOLD AND COPPER MINING CO, GOLD BELT DEVELOPMENT AND REDUCTION CO, G.I. PACE AND M.E. MOSHCETTO, BASS AND PACE, F.S. SCOTT, J.M. SAVAGE, E.C. BUNKER, J.W. ANDERSON, GOLD BELTMINING CO, DOVER COPPER MINING CO

Comment (Deposit): 20 PATENTED CLAIMS; COPPER ORE LIES IN STREAKS AND POCKETS WITH MANGANESE ORE

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT INCLUDED 8 SHAFTS, SEVERAL TUNNELS, 5-STAMP GOLD MILL; ALL 700 FT OF KNOWN OREBOY WAS CONNECTED BY DRIFT WORKINGS ON COMSTOCK GROUP AND GOLD BELT GROUP CLAIMS; GOLD PLACER GRAVELS HAVE BEEN MINED IN COPPERPLATE GULCH SINCE THE EARLY 1880'S

Comment (Geology): GRANITE PORPHYRY DIKE INTRODUCED COPPER MINERALIZATION TO LOCALITY FROM MAIN MORENCI MONZONITE AND GRANITE PORPHYRY STOCKS WHICH ARE EAST OF THE GOLD BELT MINES


References

Reference (Deposit): MINING REPORTER, VOL. L111, NO 16 (APRIL 19, 1906), PAGES 386-390, REVIVAL OF GOLD MINING IN CLIFTON-MORENCI, ARIZONA, DISTRICT

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULLETIN 1355, P. 15-16

Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, 1975, GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF THE BRECCIAS IN THE MORENCI-METCALF DISTRICT, GREENLEE CO., AZ: MS THESIS UNIV OF AZ

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 840

Reference (Deposit): WEED, W.H., 1918, THE MINES HANDBOOK, VOL. X111, EAGLE GOLD AND COPPER MINING CO, PAGE 473

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPING FILE, DOVER COPPER MINING CO

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

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 43