Lucky Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10014009
MRDS ID D010609
Record type Site
Current site name Lucky Mine
Alternate or previous names Lucky Group: Claims, Lucky, Lucky No. 2, Nettie, Lincoln
Related records 10151167

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.10888, 32.41263 (WGS84)
Elevation 1417
Relative position ABOUT 34.75 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 022S 008E 03 S2 New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE MAIN SHAFT WHICH IS SHOWN ON THE OROG RANDE NORTH TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLE BUT IS INCORRECTLY CALLED THE GARNE T MINE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Malachite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Specularite 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) -106.10888, 32.41263

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike N07 TO 15E
    Dip 70 TO 75SE

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralization Localized In Fractured Limestone Adjacent To The Por Phyry Contact.

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 1897
Year of last production 1929

Mining district

District name Orogrande District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Lucky Mining Co.
    Home office Orogrande, N.M.
    First year 1929
  • Type Owner
    Owner Homan Arnold
    Home office El Paso, Tx.
    First year 1960

Comments on the production information

  • LINDGREN, ET AL, 1910, P. 185, REPORTED THE COMBINED PRODUCTION OF THE LUCKY MINE AND THE NANNIE BAIRD MINE UP TO 1905 WAS VALUED AT 66, 000 DOLLARS. PRODUCTION SINCE 1905 IS REPORTED WITH THE NANNIE BAIRD M INE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 67.06M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN THE EARLY 1960'S CONSISTED OF TWO 220 FT. IN CLINED SHAFTS, A LARGE PIT, AND NUMEROUS, SMALL, SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS .

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D010609

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., 1910 USGS PP 68, P. 1 84-186

  • Deposit

    SCHMIDT, P.G., AND CRADDOCK, C., 1964 NMBMMR BULL 82, P. 43-45, PLA TE 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 DEPOSITS OCCUR AS SHOOTS AND POCKETS OF ORE ALONG NORTHEAST STRIK ING FRACTURES AND AT THE LIMESTONE-PORPHYRY CONTACT. FOUR CLAIMS COVER ING 82.383 ACRES. MINERAL SURVEY NUMBER 984.

Reporter information

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