Florence Lead-Silver Mine

Past Producer in Pinal county in Arizona, United States with commodities Lead, Silver, Copper, Gold, Molybdenum, Chromium, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10037113
MRDS ID M030467
Record type Site
Current site name Florence Lead-Silver Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.95819, 33.00731 (WGS84)
Elevation 939
Relative position 1/2 MI E OF RIPSEY HILL; 2 MI W OF HACKBERRY MINE
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Pinal

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 005S 013E 12 SE4 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :1979

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • THERE WERE 3 STAGES OF WULFENITE FORMATION WITH DIFFERENT CHROME C ONTENTS

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Mimetite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Siderite Ore
Tennantite Ore
Willemite Ore
Wulfenite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Alteration From Sphalerite And Galena

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Escabrosa Limestone;Granitic Conglomerate Of San Manuel Formation
    Rock description Escabrosa Limestone;Granitic Conglomerate Of San Manuel Formation
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.95819, 33.00731

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Sheared Fault Zone

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Sheared Fault Zone Between Limestone & Quartzite

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Ripsey District

Land status

Ownership category State

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Edward O. Ryden

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M030467

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    CORNWALL & KRIEGER, 1975, USGS MAP GQ-1188

  • Deposit

    RANSOME, 1923, USGS FOLIO 217

  • Deposit

    SCHMIDT, 1971, PHD. THESIS, UNIV OF ARIZONA

  • Deposit

    ABM FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS REPORT WAS TAKEN FROM RECORD M030467 OF JAN WILT IN MOLYBDENU M FILE, CONTACT PERSON T.G. THEODORE, USGS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1983 Peterson, Jocelyn A. U.S. Geological Survey