Lime Cap

The Lime Cap is a lead and zinc mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 6,401 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: Lime Cap  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 6,401 Feet (1,951 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Zinc

Lat, Long: 33.1986, -109.39440

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Lime Cap MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lime Cap


Primary: Lead
Primary: Zinc
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Vanadium
Secondary: Gold
Tertiary: Molybdenum


State: Arizona
County: Greenlee

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.


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Owner Name: Manuel Calderon
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1916

Owner Name: Danenhauer Bros,Foote And Huber
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1951


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): ADMR LIME CAP MINE FILE

Reference (Deposit): ADMR INFO

Reference (Deposit): UNPATENTED CLAIMS EXTEND THRU SEC 8-17 AND 18 T 2 S ,R 29 E

Reference (Deposit): USGS CLIFTON QUAD

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