Iron Mask Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10014010
MRDS ID D010611
Record type Site
Current site name Iron Mask Mine
Alternate or previous names Laura Mine: Claims Patented In 1926, Laura, Iron Duke: the Ori Ginal Iron Mask Claim Was Surveyed and Patented, As the Iron Duke Claim .
Related records 10175453

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.11361, 32.4193 (WGS84)
Elevation 1433
Relative position ABOUT 34.5 MILES S16W 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 W2 New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE MAIN WORKINGS.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Iron Primary
Copper Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ANALYTICAL DATA FROM KELLEY, V.C., 1949, P. 190.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Hematite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Gypsum Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result AVERAGE COMPOSITION
Result 60.8% FE
Result 7.74% SIO2
Result 1.43% CAO
Result 0.4% S
Result 0.3% MGO
Result 0.031% P
Result TRACES OF MN, AL203, AND CU

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) -106.11361, 32.4193

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

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 1913
Year of last production 1915

Mining district

District name Orogrande District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Oro Iron Co.
    First year 1915
  • Type Owner
    Owner V. Hlavacek And L.H. Duriez
    Home office Alameda, Ca. Ornia
    First year 1963

Production statistics

  • Year 1915
    Period 1913 To 1915
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^58.6 To 62.3% Fe.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Iron Iron 60wt-pct

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • KELLEY, 1949, REPORTED RESERVES OF A FEW TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TONS IN SMALL SCATTERED DEPOSITS ON THE TWO CLAIMS.

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF NUMEROUS SMALL CUTS, BENCHES, AND TRENCHES.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D010611

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KELLEY, V.C., 1949 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PUBLICATIONS IN GEOLOGY , NO. 2, P. 189-190

  • Deposit

    HARRER, C.M., AND KELLY, F.J., 1963 USBM IC-8190, P. 53-54

  • Deposit

    SCHMIDT, P.G., AND CRADDOCK, C., 1964 NMBMMR BULL 82, P. 46-47, PLA TE 1

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

  • Production

    KELLEY, V.C., 1949, P. 190.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ALTHOUGH THE DEPOSIT IS A TABULAR SKARN, MUCH OF THE ORE OCCURRED AS A COLLUVIAL BLANKET ON THE HILLSIDE. TWO PATENTED CLAIMS MINERAL S URVEY NUMBERS 1720 AND 1721 COVERING 41.151 ACRES.

Reporter information

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