Old Guard Mine

Past Producer in Cochise county in Arizona, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Lead, Manganese

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027015
MRDS ID M001721
Record type Site
Current site name Old Guard Mine
Alternate or previous names Royal Guard, Old Guard Mng. Co., Imperial Guard Mng.Co., Silver Bar Mng. Co., Tombstone Silver Fields Mng. Co.
Related records 10158768

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.07427, 31.70319 (WGS84)
Relative position 3/4 MI. SW OF TOMBSTONE, ARIZ.
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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 20S 22E 11;14 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED DIRECTLY BETWEEN THE HERSCHEL MINE AND THE LUCKY CUSS MINE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Lead Primary
Manganese Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.07427, 31.70319

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description West Side Of Tombstone Basin, Northerly Faulting, Lucky Cuss Zone

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Strike NNE
    Dip 70-75E

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Lucky Cuss Fault Zone

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 1905
Year of last production 1940

Mining district

District name Tombstone District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Old Guard Mining Co., Imperial Guard Mining Co., Silver Bar Mining Co., Tombstone Silver Fields Mini

Comments on the production information

  • SOME 2000 TONS OF ORE PRODUCED INTERMITTENTLY BETWEEN 1905 AND 1940.

Comments on the workings information

  • INCLINED SHAFT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M001721
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030665

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ABM BULL, 143, 1938

  • Deposit

    KEITH, S.B., 1973, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 187, P. 77.

  • Production

    KEITH, 1973, ARIZ. BUR. OF MINES BULL. 187.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit OXIDIZED ORESHOOTS ALONG LUCKY CUSS FAULT ZONE AT JUNCTIONS WITH INTERSECTING FISSURES.

Reporter information

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