Alsace-Lorraine No. 3 Claim

Occurrence in Navajo county in Arizona, United States with commodity Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027419
MRDS ID M003058
Record type Site
Current site name Alsace-Lorraine No. 3 Claim
Alternate or previous names Apache Iron No. 3

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.73931, 34.18534 (WGS84)
Elevation 1981
Relative position 1 MILE NORTH OF THE PYRAMIDS.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Navajo

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Iron Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Hematite Ore

Analytical data

Result 54.2% FE, 0.12% P, 22.42% SIO2

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 241
USGS model code 34a
BC deposit profile F10
Deposit model name Superior Fe (BC name is Lake Superior & Rapitan types iron-formation)

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite > Diabase
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
    Rock unit name Mescal Limestone
    Rock description Mescal Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.73931, 34.18534

Ore body information

  • General form VUGS, IRREGULAR MASSES
    Thickness 6.1M

Comments on the geologic information

  • ORE IS FRACTURED AND SLICKENSIDED, BEST GRADE OCCURS IN BOTTOM 5 FT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1931
    Total resources 4,464,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Iron Fe 56 wt-pct Iron Major 1931

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • TOTAL RESERVES FOR ALSACE-LORRAINE CLAIMS NOS. 1-6

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Area 0.001HA
    Overall length 9.14M
    Overall width 1.52M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M003058

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BURCHARD, E.F., 1931, IRON ORE ON CANYON CREEK: USGS BULL. 821-C, P. 51-75

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

  • Reserve-Resource

    USGS BULL. 821-C

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1979 Bright, Daniel (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-NOV-1993 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey