Battleship Group

Past Producer in Hidalgo county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Copper, Silver, Gold, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10010014
MRDS ID D003357
Record type Site
Current site name Battleship Group
Alternate or previous names Claims Patented In 1915, Battleship, Lookout, Gila Monster: Also Known As the Flagship Claims In 1900.
Related records 10223173

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -108.75285, 32.31706 (WGS84)
Elevation 1414
Relative position ABOUT 3.5 MILES S 51 W OF LORDSBURG.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Hidalgo

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 023S 019W 12 SW New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE MAIN SHAFT LOCATED ON THE BATTLESHIP CLAIM.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Covellite Ore
Galena Ore
Malachite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Tourmaline Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -108.75285, 32.31706

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Veins Occur Within Several East-Northeast Striking Shear Zones.

Ore body information

  • General form PINCH AND SWELL
    Strike N 70 E
    Dip 80 SOUTH TO VERTICAL

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault-Fracture Structural Control.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1895
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of last production 1937

Mining district

District name Lordsburg District: Virginia Subdistrict

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner L. K. Diffendoffer
    First year 1937
  • Type Owner
    Owner Kathleen Sullivan
    Home office 935 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, Ca. 92107
    First year 1981

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 91.44M
    Overall depth 49.99M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1914 CONSISTED OF A 164 FT. SHAFT, A 100 FT. SHAFT, ABOUT 300 FT. OF DRIFTS, NUMEROUS SHALLOW SHAFTS OR PROSPECT PITS AND SEVERAL TRENCHES OR OPEN CUTS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D003357

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LASKY, S.G., 1938 USGS BULL 885, PLATE 14

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, E.C., 1957 NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 85-89

  • Deposit

    FLEGE, R.F., 1959 NMBMMR BULL 62, P. 26-29

  • Deposit

    THORMAN, C.H., AND DREWES, H., 1978 USGS MISC. GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS MAP, I-1151

  • Deposit

    EVELETH, R.W., AND NORTH, R.M., 1981 NMBMMR OFR-166, 12 PAGES

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: 1890'S
Deposit THREE PATENTED CLAIMS MINERAL SURVEY NUMBER 1592 COVERING 45.185 ACRES. NEAR JUNCTION OF EMERALD AND ATWOOD VEINS IN ANDESITE.
Deposit PRODUCED IN 1933-1939, BUT AMOUNTS UNKNOWN ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-78 Richter, D. H. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
Updater 01-JAN-83 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources