Blue Star Mine

The Blue Star Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal 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: Blue Star Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 32.69139, -111.11917

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Blue Star Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Blue Star Mine
Secondary: Honey Pot


Commodity

Primary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Durham-Suizo District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Anamax Mining Co.
Years: 1973 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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: Zone Intruded By Basic Dike


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Dike Rock In Vein Is Chloritized


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chrysocolla
Ore: Malachite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Commodity): COPPER COATED QUARTZ CRYSTALS SOLD AS GEMSTONE

Comment (Location): N END SUIZO MOUNTAINS ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Comment (Development): I.P. SURVEY BY ANAMAX IN 197O. TWO CLAIMS IN AREA ARE HONEYPOT 1+2

Comment (Deposit): VEIN FILLING IS BASIC DIKE AND QUARTZ

Comment (Workings): 25 FT SHAFT, 2 100 FT TUNNELS, PIB AND TRENCHES OF VARIOUS SIZES


References

Reference (Deposit): BARTER, C.F., 1962. GEOLOGY OF THE OWL HEAD MINING DISTRICT U.A. M.S. THESIS

Reference (Deposit): ADMR BLUE STAR FILE

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA


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