By Chance Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10014005
MRDS ID D010602
Record type Site
Current site name By Chance Mine
Alternate or previous names Claims, Bonanza, By Chance, Butterfly, Buckeye, Stockes, Maude S., Gold Dust, Bear
Related records 10271602

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.10805, 32.42735 (WGS84)
Elevation 1402
Relative position ABOUT 33.75 MILES S15W OF ALAMOGORDO.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Otero

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 021S 008E 34 SE New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE MAIN WORKINGS.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Garnet Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Gobbler Formation
    Rock description Gobbler Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -106.10805, 32.42735

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike N30W
    Dip 20 TO 35NE
    Thickness 6.1M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralization Localized In A Limestone Xenolith In Monzonite Porph Yry.

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 first production 1950
Year of last production 1960

Mining district

District name Orogrande District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Russell Williams
    Home office El Paso, Tx.
    First year 1960
  • Type Owner
    Owner R. I. F. Mining Co.
    Home office El Paso, Tx.
    First year 1960

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 182.88M
    Overall depth 53.34M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 120 FT. SHAFT AND A 175 FT. SHAFT WITH ABOU T 600 FT. OF DRIFTS. SEVERAL STOPES ARE CAVED TO THE SURFACE AND THERE ARE MANY SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D010602

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, E.C., 1957 NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 101-102

  • Deposit

    SCHMIDT, P.G., AND CRADDOCK, C., 1964 NMBMMR BULL 82, PLATE 1

  • Deposit

    BEANE, R.E., JARAMILLO, L.E., AND BLOOM, M.S., 1975 NMGS GUIDEBOOK 26TH FIELD CONFERENCE, P. 151-156

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit EIGHT UNPATENTED CLAIMS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1983 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources