Blow Out Mine

Producer in Pima county in Arizona, United States with commodities Copper, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10026778
MRDS ID M000216
Record type Site
Current site name Blow Out Mine
Related records 10283499

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.71512, 31.94123 (WGS84)
Elevation 1170
Relative position 25 MILES SE OF TUCSON
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Pima

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 017S 016E 21 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • NW 1/4 SECTION 21.; LATITUDE-LONGITUDE VALUES CALCULATED FROM TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chrysocolla Ore
Magnetite Ore
Malachite Ore
Pyrite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.71512, 31.94123

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault And Fracture Intersections.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Cuprite District

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCED IN MID - 1950'S.

Comments on the workings information

  • TUNNELS, SHAFTS, AND OPEN CUTS.

Comments on development

  • TWO OPERATORS WERE ARICUE MINE CO AND CARDIELLO & SERASIO

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M000216
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040190132

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEITH, S. B., 1974 , INDEX OF MINING PROPERTIES IN PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 189 , P. 123

  • Production

    ABM BULLETIN 189 , P. 123 .

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1979 Johnson, Kris H. (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey