Commercial Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10013429
MRDS ID D009713
Record type Site
Current site name Commercial Mine
Alternate or previous names Claim Patented In 1892, Commercial
Related records 10125898

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -108.02505, 32.84844 (WGS84)
Elevation 2027
Relative position ABOUT 15.5 MILES N 70 E OF SILVER CITY.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Grant

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 017S 011W 07 NW New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE COMMERCIAL INCLINE SHOWN ON THE SANTA RITA TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLE.

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Ore
Bromyrite Ore
Cerussite Ore
Chlorargyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrargyrite Ore
Silver Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Vanadinite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyodacite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Silurian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite
    Rock unit name Fusselman Dolomite;Percha Shale
    Rock description Fusselman Dolomite;Percha Shale

Nearby scientific data

(1) -108.02505, 32.84844

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralized Solutions Replaced Favorable Host Rock Beneath An Impervious Shale.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1875
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1875
Year of last production 1942

Mining district

District name Georgetown District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Frank Rogers
    Home office Santa Rita, N. M.
    First year 1942
  • Type Owner
    Owner Rogers And Hughes
    First year 1940

Production statistics

  • Year 1942
    Period 1910 To 1942
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^Average Ore Grade 32.73 Oz Ag/Ton.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major ORE Silver Silver 924g/mt

Comments on the production information

  • MINE WAS IDLE IN 1912, 1923 TO 1926, 1928 TO 1935 AND 1937 TO 1941. PRODUCTION RECORDS INCLUDE ALL ORE MINED IN THE DISTRICT.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 609.6M
    Overall depth 121.92M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1944 CONSISTED OF A 400 FT. INCLINED SHAFT WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET OF DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS RADIATING IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D009713

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    JONES, F. A., 1904 NEW MEXICO MINES AND MINERALS, THE NEW MEXICAN PRINTING CO., P. 45

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L. C., AND GORDON, C. H., 1910 USGS PP 68, P. 318-319

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, E. C., 1957 NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 67

  • Deposit

    HERNON, R. M., JONES, W. R., AND MOORE, S. L., 1964 USGS GEOLOGIC MAP, GQ-306

  • Deposit

    JONES, W. R., HERNON, R. M., AND MOORE, S. L., 1967 USGS PP 555, 144 PAGES

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

  • Production

    AGGREGATED USBM PRODUCTION RECORDS.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ONE PATENTED CLAIM MINERAL SURVEY NUMBER 501 COVERING 12.84 ACRES.
Deposit THE COMMERCIAL MINE WAS ONE OF THE THREE MAJOR MINES OF THE GEORGETOWN DISTRICT WHICH WAS HELD BY THE MIMBRES CONSOLIDATED MINING CO. FROM 1880 TO 1909 AND BY C. P. CRAMER FROM 1910 TO 1922. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit Discovery Year: 1870'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1982 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources