West Side Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027107
MRDS ID M002121
Record type Site
Current site name West Side Mine
Related records 10185546

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.06733, 31.70707 (WGS84)
Relative position 1/2 MI. S. 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 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • 500 FT SW OF TOUGHNUT AND GIRARD SHAFTS. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Wollastonite Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Wollastonite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock
    Rock unit name Bisbee Group Beds
    Rock description Bisbee Group Beds
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.06733, 31.70707

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description In Tombstone Basin, Beds Tilted Nne After Mineralization

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Intersection Of Fissures And Anticlinal Rolls. Main Fissure Trends Ne

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Tombstone District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on the production information

  • SEVERAL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TONS OF ORE PRODUCED, MAINLY IN THE LATE 1880'S AND EARLY 1900'S. POST 1900 PRODUCTION INCLUDED UNDER TOMBSTONE GROUP IN ABGMT-USBM DATA

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Area 2.278HA
    Length 2072.64M
    Overall depth 198.12M
    Overall length 396.24M
    Overall width 60.96M

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE SHAFT, 8 LEVELS OF WORKINGS. MAIN WORKINGS LINEAR ALONG NE TRENDING FISSURE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M002121
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030702

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ARIZ. B OF M. BULL. 143, 1938, PL. 3,4

  • Deposit

    TOMBSTONE & VICINITY, ARIZ., 1907

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 710, 1920, PL. 5

  • Deposit

    KEITH, S.B., 1973, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 187, P. 80.

  • Deposit

    PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit OXIDIZED ORE IN CRETACEOUS BEDS, CONTROLLED BY INTERSECTION OF FISSURES AND ANTICLINAL ROLLS.

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
Updater 01-NOV-1992 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey