Chance Mine 1880

Producer in Sierra county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10011591
MRDS ID D006618
Record type Site
Current site name Chance Mine 1880
Alternate or previous names Cina Mahoney Mine Or Sinnamahoning Mine, Chance Group Patented In 1895, Claims, Chance, Christmas, Feeder, Extension
Related records 10223860

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -107.51588, 32.96483 (WGS84)
Elevation 1664
Relative position ABOUT 20 MILES S 53 W OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Sierra

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 015S 007W 36 NW New Mexico

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Propylitized Andesite

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -107.51588, 32.96483

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Vein Is Part Of A Radial System Of Veins Centered Around Copper Flat Monzonite Porphyry.

Ore body information

  • General form PINCH AND SWELL
    Thickness 1.52M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralized Solutions Rose Along Faults And Localized As Fissure Fillings.

Comments on the geologic information

  • FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGY SEE HILLSBORO DISTRICT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1885
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1885
Year of last production 1939

Mining district

District name Hillsboro District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner J. B. Schaus
    Home office Hillsboro, N.M.
    First year 1939
  • Type Owner
    Owner Sinnamahoning Gold And Copper Mining Co.
    Home office Driftwood, Pa.
    First year 1920

Comments on the production information

  • ESTIMATED VALUE OF PRODUCTION FROM 1880 TO 1931 AMOUNTS TO 6000 DOLLARS.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 91.44M
    Overall depth 121.92M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1934 CONSISTED OF A 400 FT. VERTICAL SHAFT WITH DRIFTS AT 100 FT. INTERVALS DRIVEN ALONG THE VEIN FOR DISTANCES RANGING FROM 25 FT. TO 200 FT. IN LENGTH.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D006618

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HARLEY, G.T., 1934 NMBMMR BULL 10, P. 125-141, P. 158-159

  • Deposit

    HEDLUND, D.C., 1977 USGS MAP MF-900-B

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

  • Production

    G.T. HARLEY, 1934 P. 141

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: 1880'S
Deposit DEPOSITS OCCUR IN A NORTHWEST STRIKING FILLED-FISSURE VEIN RANGING FROM 3 FT. TO 5 FT. IN WIDTH. ORE IS FOUND IN SHOOTS, PODS AND SEAMS FROM 3 IN. TO 12 IN. IN THICKNESS. 4 PATENTED CLAIMS MINERAL SURVEY NUMBER 945 COVERING 53.19 ACRES.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1981 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources