Escapule Mine

Past Producer in Cochise county in Arizona, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc, Silver, Copper, Gold, Molybdenum, Vanadium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10026902
MRDS ID M000921
Record type Site
Current site name Escapule Mine
Alternate or previous names Garnet, Moonlight Groups

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.94233, 31.85096 (WGS84)
Elevation 1865
Relative position .5 MI W OF BLACK DIAMOND PEAK
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Cochise

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 18S;18S 24E;23E 19;24 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Tertiary
Gold Tertiary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Vanadium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Vanadinite Ore
Wulfenite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Abrigo Limestone
    Rock description Abrigo Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.94233, 31.85096

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description East Dipping, Nw Trending Thrust Sheets. Steep Dipping To Overturned Cretaceous Beds

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Occurs In Folded And Faulted Paleozoic Limestone In The Hanging Wall Side Of The Dragoon Fault

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1938
Year of last production 1955

Mining district

District name Middle Pass District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner J. Escapule
    Home office Tombstone, Az.
    First year 1942

Comments on the production information

  • SOME PRODUCTION

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 21.34M

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO OF THE THREE MINERALIZED ZONES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY A FEW HUNDRED FEET OF MINE WORKINGS. THE ESCAPULE IS SITUATED ON THE MOONLIGHT 2 AND 3 CLAIMS, A COUPLE OF HUNDRED FEET WEST OF THE DRAGOON FAULT. THE ESCAPULE MINE IS DEVELOPED BY AN ADIT ABOUT 275 FT LONG AND BY FOUR SHALLOW WINZES - 10,17,25, AND 70 FT DEEP. WORKINGS WERE DRIVEN ALONG OR NEAR THE CONTACT BETWEEN THE QUARTZITE ON FOOTWALL ZONE AND THE LIMESTONE ON THE HANGING WALL

Comments on development

  • 17 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. THE ESCAPULE CONSISTS OF THE MOONLIGHT, NORTHSIDE, AND GARNET GROUPS OF CLAIMS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M000921

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USBM FILES

  • Deposit

    ABM BULL 187, 1973, P. 68

  • Deposit

    ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE

  • Deposit

    WILSON, 1950, ABM BULL 158

  • Production

    KEITH, 1973, P. 68

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1972 Gere, W. Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology
Updater 01-DEC-1981 Rodriguez, Ignacio (Gest, Don E.) U.S. Geological Survey