Santa Fe

Past Producer in San Bernardino county in California, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10035655
MRDS ID M023511
Record type Site
Current site name Santa Fe
Related records 10188943

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -116.79447, 34.36002 (WGS84)
Elevation 1372
Relative position 1.5 MI. NE OF SILVER PEAK (SUMMIT OF BLACKHAWK MTN.)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States California San Bernardino

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
San Bernardino 003N 002E 05,08,09,16,17 California

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Secondary
Copper Secondary
Iron Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • BULK OF ORE PRODUCED WAS CYANIDED

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Furnace
    Rock description Furnace
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -116.79447, 34.36002

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Santa Fe Thrust Fault

Ore body information

  • Strike N20E, N80E
    Dip 5-20SW, 5-20S
    Thickness 30.48M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Richest Ore Found In Hematitic Streaks That Occur At Intervals Throughout The Crushed Zone.

Comments on the geologic information

  • FURNACE (MISSISSIPPIAN ?) LIMESTONE OVER GRANITIC ROCK. ALONG BLACK HAWK CANYON, LIMESTONE IS BRECCIATED, SLIGHTLY SILICIFIED, W/HEMATITE STREAKS RUNNING THROUGH THE MASS. SLIGHTLY CEMENTED W/CALCITE, DOLOMITE AND IRREGULAR GRAINS OF QUARTZ. FOOTWALL OF ORE ZONE IS GRANITE, HANGING WALL MASSIVE LIMESTONE. GRANITIC ROCK, GNEISS, METAMORPHIC LIMESTONE AND INTERBEDDED SANDSTONE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No

Production statistics

  • Year 1940
    Period 1921-1940
    Material AU ORE
    Accuracy Estimate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^From 40,000 Tons Of Ore. Cu-Pb Recovered As By-Products
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Gold Gold 40,000mt

Comments on the production information

  • ALL ORE OVER $30/TON WAS SHIPPED TO SELBY SMELTING CO. ORE UNDER $30/TON WAS TREATED IN CYANIDE PLANT HIGH-GRADE ORE IN HEMATITE GANGUE WAS SHIPPED TO SELBY IN 1934 AND 1940 NO OTHER PRODUCTION DATA FOUND.

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • LARGE LOW-GRADE RESERVES PRESENT

Comments on the workings information

  • ADITS, 25-TON BALL MILL AND CYANIDE PLANT IN BOTTOM OF BLACKHAWK CANYON. 600-TON CYANIDE LEACHING PLANT. OPEN CUTS, SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET IN LENGTH, 9 TUNNELS 2500 TO 3000 FT IN LENGTH. ABOUT 1200 FT. OF TUNNELS AND RAISES IN THE CLIFF MINE. MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS IN TUCKER AND SAMPSON (1943).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M023511

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    WRIGHT, L.A. AND OTHERS, 1953, MINES AND MINERAL DEPOSITS OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 49, NOS. 1 & 2, P. 80

  • Deposit

    GOODWIN, J.G., 1957, LEAD AND ZINC IN CALIFORNIA: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 53, NOS. 3 & 4, P. 664-665

  • Deposit

    TUCKER, W.B., AND SAMPSON, R.J., 1943, MINERAL RESOURCES, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIF.: CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 39, NO. 4, P. 460-461

  • Production

    WRIGHT (1953) GOODWIN (1957)

  • Reserve-Resource

    WRIGHT (1953)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 175 CLAIMS-INCLUDES WORKINGS VARIOUSLY KNOWN AS ARLINGTON, BLACK HAWK, CALLE DEL ORO, CALUMET, CLIFF, HECLA, LADY ALICE, LOOKOUT AND OPERA FIRST LOCATED IN 1887 AND DEVELOPED BY THE BLACK HAWK MINING COMPANY. IN 1921, IT WAS OPERATED BY THE ARLINGTON MINING CO. UNTIL 1940. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit CRUSHED ZONE ALONG THRUST FAULT. RICHEST ORE OCCURS AS STREAKS OF HEMATITIC GOUGE AT LEAST 100 FT. THICK. ANOTHER ZONE, 75 FT. THICK, OCCURS IN A LIMESTONE BRECCIA, POSSIBLY PLEISTOCENE LANDSLIDE MATERIAL EXPOSED ALONG UPPER PART OF WEST WALL OF BLACKHAWK CANYON. KNOWN AS THE CLIFF MINE. GNEISSOID GRANITE FOOTWALL, LIMESTONE HANGING WALL.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1979 Nelson, Scott C. (Albers, John, P.) U.S. Geological Survey