Monte Cristo Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027541
MRDS ID M003309
Record type Site
Current site name Monte Cristo Mine
Related records 10283899

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.58325, 34.06506 (WGS84)
Elevation 1049
Relative position 12 1/2 MI BY ROAD NE OF WICKENBURG
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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 008N 003W 04 NW Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • UTM TO MAIN SHAFT ON MAP

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary
Nickel Tertiary
Cobalt Tertiary
Arsenic Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chloanthite Ore
Niccolite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Silver Ore
Tennantite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Minor To None

Analytical data

Result TWO SAMPLES: 17.75 & 18 % CU, 29 & 44 OZ. AG/TON, $3.60 & $3.68 AU/TON

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.58325, 34.06506

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Foliation In Precambrian Schist And Gneiss Trends N25e To N65e
Local Veins (And Genetically-Related(?)) Dikes Trend N10w To N40w And Crosscut Precambrian Fabric

Ore body information

  • General form BANDS/LENSES
    Strike NW
    Dip 50 SW
    Width 4.57M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faulting, Shearing Igneous Activity - Dikes

Comments on the geologic information

  • DEPOSIT IS HIGH-ANGLE QUARTZ VEIN WHICH IS ASSOCIATEED WITH RHYOLITE OR ANDESITE DIKES OF PROBABLE MID-TERTIARY AGE THAT CUT PRECAMBRIAN IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC ROCKS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Black Rock District

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 335.28M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M003309

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BASTIN, E.S., 1922 , PRIMARY NATIVE-SILVER ORES NEAR WICKENBURG, ARIZONA; U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 735 - E

  • Production

    A.B.M. BULLETIN 140 , P. 103 .

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TWO VEINS
Deposit A PRIMARY NATIVE-SILVER DEPOSIT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1979 Hall, R. K. (Creasey, S. C.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-OCT-1981 Johnson, Kris H. (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey