Cinco De Mayo Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10014011
MRDS ID D010612
Record type Site
Current site name Cinco De Mayo Mine
Alternate or previous names Iron Queen Mine, Iron Duke Mine, Iron King Mine: Patented Claims, Cinco De Mayo, Iron Duke, Iron Queen, Iron King
Related records 10271930

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.12416, 32.42291 (WGS84)
Elevation 1516
Relative position ABOUT 34.5 MILES S17W 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 04 NE New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE MAIN OPEN CUT ON THE CINCO DE MAYO CL AIM WHICH IS INCORRECTLY CALLED THE IRON QUEEN MINE ON THE OROGRANDE N ORTH TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLE.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Iron Primary
Copper Secondary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ANALYTICAL DATA FROM KELLEY, V.C., 1949, P. 186.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Cuprite Ore
Hematite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Malachite Ore
Specularite Ore
Actinolite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Diopside Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result AVERAGE COMPOSITION
Result 54.35% FE
Result 10.55% SIO2
Result 4.51% CAO
Result 1.08% S
Result 0.66% AL2O3
Result 0.58% MGO
Result 0.31% MN
Result 0.11% CU
Result 0.056% P

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) -106.12416, 32.42291

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N70E
    Dip 10 TO 16NW
    Thickness 22.86M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralization Localized In Several Limestone Xenoliths In Porphyry .

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1885
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1916
Year of last production 1921

Mining district

District name Orogrande District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Oro Iron Co.
    First year 1921
  • Type Owner
    Owner Colorado Fuel And Iron Corp., Pueblo, Colorado And L.H. Duriez, Al Ameda, Ca.Ornia
    First year 1963

Production statistics

  • Year 1921
    Period 1916 To 1921
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^Average Ore Grade 52 To 56% Fe.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Iron Iron 54wt-pct

Comments on the production information

  • TOTAL PRODUCTION INCLUDES ALL ORE FROM THE CINCO DE MAYO, IRON DUK E, IRON KING, AND IRON QUEEN CLAIMS, AND MAY INCLUDE SOME ORE FROM THE IRON MASK CLAIM.

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1949
    Total resources 80,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Iron Fe 50 wt-pct Iron Major 1949

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ESTIMATED RESERVES ARE FOR THE CINCO DE MAYO AND IRON DUKE CLAIMS. AN ADDITIONAL RESERVE OF SEVERAL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TONS FOR THE IRO N KING CLAIM AND SEVERAL THOUSAND TONS FOR THE IRON QUEEN CLAIM WAS RE PORTED BY KELLEY.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 37.19M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1949 CONSISTED OF EIGHT OPENCUTS RANGING FRO M 400 TO 50 FT. IN LENGTH, 175 TO 5 FT. IN WIDTH, AND 122 TO 10 FT. IN DEPTH. A TUNNEL FROM THE FACE OF THE LARGEST CUT CONTAINS CONSIDERABL E ROOM AND PILLAR STOPING.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D010612

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KELLEY, V.C., 1949 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PUBLICATIONS IN GEOLOGY , NO. 2, P. 181-186

  • Deposit

    HARRER, C.M., AND KELLY, F.J., 1963 USBM IC-8190, P. 52-53

  • Deposit

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

  • Production

    KELLEY, V.C., 1949, P. 186.

  • Reserve-Resource

    KELLEY, V.C., 1949, P. 185-188.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FOUR PATENTED CLAIMS MINERAL SURVEY NUMBERS 592, 1247, 1251, AND 1815 COVERING ABOUT 78 ACRES.
Deposit Discovery Year: 1880'S

Reporter information

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