Ash Peak Mines

The Ash Peak Mines is a silver, gold, and silica mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,482 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: Ash Peak Mines  

State:  Arizona

County:  Greenlee

Elevation: 4,482 Feet (1,366 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Silica

Lat, Long: 32.75722, -109.24833

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Ash Peak Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ash Peak Mines
Secondary: Commerce and Shamrock Mine
Secondary: Shamrock Mine
Secondary: Hardy Mine
Secondary: Ash Peak Extension
Secondary: Goldfield Extension


Commodity

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


Location

State: Arizona
County: Greenlee
District: Ash Peak 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 indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Ash Peak Mines, Inc.

Owner Name: Arizona Flux Mines, Inc.
Home Office: Duncan, Az
Years: 1986 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1905
Year Last Production: 1970
Discovery Year: 1900
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
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: TABULAR AND NARROW

Form: TABULAR AND NARROW


Structure

Type: R
Description: Fault Fissure Shears The Tertiary Tuffs/Flows And Forms Hogbacks In Places

Type: L
Description: Diabase Dike Follows The Hanging Wall Of The Fissure Vein And Separates Vein Material From The Hanging Wall Of The Fault; Diabase Fractures Easily And Has Made It Difficult To Mine The Subjacent Ores Cleanly


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Quartz Mineralization Altered And Cemented Fault Breccia; Further Faulting Was Followed By Further Mineralization And Alteration Of Fault Breccia


Rocks

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

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diabase
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 10.97 OZ/T AG, 0.025 OZ/T AU, 85.8% SIO2, 0.045% S, 3.21% FE2O3, 3.28% AL2O3, 5.07% CAO, 0.45% MN.
Analytical Data: 1938 ANALYSIS


Materials

Ore: Quartz
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Galena
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Rhodochrosite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATION NOTED ON GUTHRIE AND YORK VALLEY QUADRANGLES. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1973)

Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDED COMMONWEALTH SHAFT; HARDY SHAFT OF 700 FT DEPTH; SHAMROCK SHAFT OF 1000 FT DEPTH; COMMERCE SHAFT OF 500 FT DEPTH AND CONNECTED WITH SHAMROCK SHAFT; VEIN OPEN PIT EXTENDING SE FROM COMMERCE SHAFT; 1500 FT LF LONG-HOLE EXPLORATION DRILLING; LATERAL CROSS-CUTS EVERY 100 FT ON THE SHAMROCK SHAFT; 11000 FT. OF DRIFTING ALONG THE VEIN; DIAMOND DRILLING TO 1400 FT DEPTH; THE SHAMROCK IS AN 80 DEGREE INCLINE SHAFT IN THE VEIN FOOTWALL AND IS 2000 FT AWAY FROM THE COMMERCE ON GROUND LEVEL.

Comment (Geology): THE FIRST ANDESITE FLOWS, WHICH OVERLIE THE UPPERMOST LIMESTONE FORMATIONS, VARY IN TEXTURE FROM PORPHYRITIC TO APHANITIC AND FORM THE ORIGINAL BRECCIA IN THE FAULT FISSURE; THE PORPHYRITIC PHASE HAS BEEN MORE READILY CONVERTED INTO ORE THAN THE APHANITIC PHASE; CONTINUED FAULTING ALONG THE ORIGINAL ZIG-ZAGGED FISSURE RESULTED IN FORMATION OF ENORMOUS ORE LENSES ALONG THE FAULT PLANE.

Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE RECORD D002397 OF J. WILLIAM HASLER, WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED FROM MRDS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Development): 2 MILLSITES TOTALLING 9 ACRES, 5 PATENTED LODE CLAIMS TOTALLING 70.5 ACRES, AND 27 ADDITIONAL UNPATENTED CLAIMS; OWNERS INCLUDED E.E. LEWIS, ARIZONA TITLE AND TRUST CO, PHOENIX TITLE AND TRUST CO, ARTHUR MURPHY AND ASSOCIATES, VETA MINES INC, GOLDFIELD CONSOLIDATED MINES CO, ARIZONA ANACONDA COPPER MINING CO. OPERATORS INCLUDED E.E. LEWIS INC (SUBSIDIARY OF BEAVER MESA URANIUM INC), JOHN R. PEESO, GLEN A. SMITH, HOWARD MOTTIER AND DAN MAYNE, INTERNATIONAL SMELTING AND REFINING CO OF MIAMI AZ, INTERNATIONAL SMELTER OF INSPIRATION AZ, ASH PEAK LEASE, H.V. SNELL, I.S. JAMES, J.L. ANDERSON, R.Z. MCKOWN, E.J. MARSTON, AND RUSH AND LINES (1970). PATENTED CLAIMS ARE THE COMMERCE, SUMMIT, HOMESTEAD, GREAT EASTERN, FRACTION (LODE CLAIMS), AND SHAMROCK (PLACER CLAIM).

Comment (Deposit): LOCATED ON 3 PARALLEL VEINS WHICH STAND ALMOST VERTICALLY; ORE SHOOTS ARE FAIRLY CONTINUOUS AND CONSISTENT IN GRADE.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): SILICA FLUX ORE INCLUDES BOTH UNDERGROUND AND OPEN PIT RESERVES. TAILINGS NUMBER IS ALSO RESERVES.

Comment (Commodity): SOURCE OF SILICEOUS FLUXING ORE FOR USE IN SOUTHWEST COPPER SMELTERS; PRODUCTION FROM OPEN PIT EQUALS 90% OF TOTAL.


References

Reference (Deposit): NIEMUTH, N.J., 1987, ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 29, 46 P.

Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

Reference (Deposit): PEIRCE, H.W., 1990, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS CARD FILES.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Reserve-Resource): NIEMUTH, 1987.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA, ASH PEAK MINE, ASH PEAK TAILING DUMP AND MILL, ASH PEAK SILICA MINE, HARDY MINE.

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, SHAMROCK SHAFT, ASH PEAK MINES.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7119.

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 851.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE, ASH PEAK MINE, SHAMROCK MINE, VETA MINES INC, GOLDFIELD EXTENSION, ASH PEAK EXTENSION MINING CO, HARDY MINE

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 1200-AZ.