Verde Central Mine

Producer in Yavapai county in Arizona, United States with commodities Copper, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027268
MRDS ID M002674
Record type Site
Current site name Verde Central Mine
Related records 10259278

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.12185, 34.73976 (WGS84)
Elevation 1676
Relative position 1 MILE SW OF JEROME
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Yavapai

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 016N 002E 27 NE Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chlorite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Sericite Gangue
Pyrite Unknown

Alteration

  • (Local) Chloritization, Sericitization

Analytical data

Result 3% CU

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Tuff
    Chronological age 1820
    Dating method U-Pb (zircon)
    Type of media Zircon
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Proterozoic
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
    Chronological age 1820
    Dating method U-Pb (zircon)
    Type of media Zircon
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Proterozoic
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
    Chronological age 1820
    Dating method U-Pb (zircon)
    Type of media Zircon
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Proterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Meta-Basalt
    Chronological age 1820
    Dating method U-Pb (zircon)
    Type of media Zircon
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Proterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
    Rock unit name Deception Rhyolite, Cleopatra Quartz Porphyry, Unknown Metabasalt
    Rock description Deception Rhyolite, Cleopatra Quartz Porphyry, Unknown Metabasalt
    Chronological age 1820
    Dating method U-Pb (zircon)
    Type of media Zircon
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Proterozoic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.12185, 34.73976

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Foliation In Metavolcanic Rocks Trends N10w To N40w
Local Massive Sulfide Lenses Elongate Parallel To Bedding In Metavolcanic Rocks

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N 52 W
    Dip 60 NE
    Depth to bottom 304.8M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 9.14M
    Length 304.8M
  • General form TABULAR
    Dip 60 NE
    Depth to top 243.84M
    Length 60.96M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Stratigraphy, Igneous Activity

Comments on the geologic information

  • DEPOSIT IS MASSIVE SULFIDE LENS IN METARHYOLITE OR NEAR CONTACT OF METARHYOLITE AND METABASALT OR CONTACT OF METARHYOLITE AND METASEDIMENTARY UNITS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of last production 1929

Mining district

District name Verde District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Verde Central Mining Co.
    First year 1929

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 609.6M
    Overall depth 579.12M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M002674

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, C.A. AND CREASEY, S.C., 1958 , GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE JEROME AREA, YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. PROF. PAPER 308 , P. 151

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, 1926, USGS BULL 782, P. 95

  • Deposit

    ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TWO ORE BODIES FOUND. ONE, ALONG THE RHYOLITE-PORPHYRY CONTACT, BETWEEN 800 AND 1000-LEVELS, 200 BY 9 FEET, EXTENDING SOUTH FROM THE SHAFT. THE OTHER, TABULAR VEIN-LIKE BODY, IS WITHIN THE RHYOLITE. NW STRIKE, E DIP, 5 TO 30 FEET WIDE, 1000 FEET LONG. EXTENDS FROM 0 LEVEL THROUGH THE BOTTOM LEVEL.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1972 Gere, W. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAR-1979 Johnson, Kris H. (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-OCT-1981 Laraba, Peter (Dewitt, Ed) U.S. Geological Survey