Wedge Mine

The Wedge Mine is a lead and zinc mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,402 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: Wedge Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 33.16528, -111.23778

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Wedge Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wedge Mine
Secondary: Wedge Lead


Commodity

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


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Mineral Mountain 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: L. Greenhaw
Years: 1943 -

Owner Name: L. Greenhaw 42), Lewis Rahn , Tenney And Better
Years: 1943 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1941
Year Last Production: 1949
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Tertiary Intrusives Around Mineral Mountain Area


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Development): 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS

Comment (Location): JUST NE OF THE OKLAHOMA MINE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Comment (Deposit): 3 MAJOR VEINS PRESENT

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION AGE PROBABLY SAME AS TERT INTRUSIONS IN AREA. TERT QUARTZ LATITE 15.8-17.4 M.Y. APPROX 100 M E OF MINE


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM-ABGMT PRODUCTION FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES-WEDGE #2 FILE

Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA CLUSTER #966


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