Carnahan Mine

Past Producer in Santa Fe county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver, Manganese

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10014733
MRDS ID D011635
Record type Site
Current site name Carnahan Mine
Alternate or previous names Mine: Lincoln-Lucky, Claims: At Least 6, Possibly Up To 14 Or 15, Patented Claims
Related records 10224157

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.21864, 35.23895 (WGS84)
Elevation 2231
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 33.6 MILES S 25 W OF SANTA FE, NM
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Santa Fe

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 012N 007E 28 NE New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION IS ESTIMATED FROM ELSTON'S (1967) DIRECTIONS. THERE IS NO UTM GRID IN THIS AREA. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1979

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Gold Secondary
Silver Secondary
Manganese Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Alabandite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chalcopyrite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Madera Limestone
    Rock description Madera Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -106.21864, 35.23895

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional A Steeply-Dipping East-Trending Fault
Local East-Trending, Steeply Dipping Fault

Ore body information

  • General form PIPE
    Strike EASTWARD
    Dip 8 TO 20 SE
    Thickness 1.22M
    Width 18.29M
    Length 914.4M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • A Favorable Bed And An East-Trending, Steeply-Dipping Fault

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1885
Discoverer Santa Fe Gold And Copper Company
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1885
Year of last production 1955

Mining district

District name New Placers District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Tom B. Scartaccini,
    Home office 420 Amherst Dr., Albuquerque, N.M.
    First year 1958
  • Type Owner
    Owner C. F. Williams And Associates
    Home office 110 Camino De La Pena, Santa Fe, N.M.
    First year 1958

Comments on the production information

  • THERE ARE NO OTHER PRODUCTION FIGURES AVAILABLE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 914.4M
    Overall depth 152.4M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 3000-FT INCLINED ADIT, A 500-FT VERTICAL MAIN SHAFT AND A FEW SMALLER SHAFTS. THE LOWER WORKINGS ARE FLOODED BUT THE ORE IS SAID TO HAVE TERMINATED AGAINST A TRANSVERSE FAULT IN THE BOTTOM LEVEL. THE ADIT IS NOW CAVED 1300 FEET FROM THE PORTAL.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D011635

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, W., L.C. GRATON AND C.H. GORDON, 1910, USGS PP 68, P. 170-175

  • Deposit

    ATKINSON, W.W., JR., 1961, NMBMMR BULL 77

  • Deposit

    ELSTON, W.E., 1967, NMBMMR BULL 81, P. 41-42

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

  • Production

    ELSTON, W.E., 1967, NMBMMR BULL 81, P. 42

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE ORE OCCURS IN A LIMESTONE REPLACEMENT DEPOSIT OF PIPELIKE SHAPE, ELLIPTICAL IN CROSS-SECTION, MEASURING ABOUT 60 FEET ACROSS IN THE WIDEST PLACES. IT FOLLOWS A PARTICULAR BED DOWNDIP ABOUT 3000 FEET. THE PIPE FORMED AT THE INTERSECTION OF A FAVORABLE BED AND A STEEPLY DIPPING, EASTWARD-TRENDING FAULT. THE PIPE IS SAID TO HAVE WIDENED NEAR NORTH-TRENDING CROSS-FAULTS AND IN OTHER PLACES IT PINCHED DOWN TO A NARROW VEIN. A COMPLEX MANGANIFEROUS GOSSAN WAS FOUND NEAR THE SURFACE. THE PRIMARY MINERALS ARE COARSELY CRYSTALLINE SPHALERITE AND ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA, A LITTLE PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE AND ALABANDITE IN A COARSE QUARTZ-CALCITE GANGUE.
Deposit Discovery Year: 1880'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-84 Murray, Diane New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources