Mineral Mountain Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10010050
MRDS ID D003414
Record type Site
Current site name Mineral Mountain Mine
Related records 10126259

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.02424, 32.21096 (WGS84)
Elevation 1318
Relative position ABOUT 22 MILES S 63 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 024S 021W 17,20 S2 (17); N2 (20) New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS SHOWN ON THE VANAR TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Copper Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Malachite Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.02424, 32.21096

Ore body information

  • General form PINCH AND SWELL
    Strike N 80 E
    Dip 65 SOUTH

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 method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of last production <1904

Mining district

District name San Simon District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner National Gold And Silver Mining Co.
    First year 1919

Comments on the production information

  • SOME PRODUCTION BUT AMOUNT UNKNOWN. ORE CONTAINED AS MUCH AS 686 G/T AG.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 60.96M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 200 FT. INCLINED SHAFT, SEVERAL SHALLOW SHAFTS AND NUMEROUS PROSPECT PITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D003414

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L. C., AND GORDON, C. H., 1910, THE ORE DEPOSITS OF NEW MEXICO: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 68, P. 331

  • Deposit

    GILLERMAN, E., 1958, GEOLOGY OF THE CENTRAL PELONCILLO MOUNTAINS, HIDALGO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, AND COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA: NEW MEXICO BUREAU MINES AND MINERAL RES. BULL. 57, P. 103

  • Deposit

    DREWES, H., AND THORMAN, C.H., 1980 USGS MISC. GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS MAP I-1220

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

  • Deposit

    ELSTON, W. E., 1963, NMBMMR OPEN-FILE REPORT, 781 P.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 25 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN 1919. SMALL VEINS TRENDING ENE IN CRETACEOUS OR TERTIARY VOLCANIC ROCKS.
Deposit NO PRODUCTION DATA AVAILABLE. MINE CLOSED ABOUT 1904 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

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