Texas Arizona Mine

Past Producer in Cochise county in Arizona, United States with commodities Lead, Silver, Copper, Gold, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10039392
MRDS ID M050019
Record type Site
Current site name Texas Arizona Mine
Related records 10105335, 10137141

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.01149, 32.07512 (WGS84)
Elevation 1477
Relative position 4 MILES SE OF JOHNSON ON WEST SIDE OF GUNNISON HILLS. ABT. 4 MI. NE OF DRAGOON.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Cochise

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 16S 22E;23E 04 Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ZINC MINERALS MORE OFTEN IN FISSURES; LEAD MINERALS TEND TO BE IN REPLACED AREAS. SILVER MINERAL NOT IDENTIFIED, MAY BE ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA. SOME HORN SILVER.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Ore
Galena Ore
Hemimorphite Ore
Hydrozincite Ore
Linarite Ore
Malachite Ore
Plumbojarosite Ore
Rosasite Ore
Willemite Ore
Limonite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation Of Ore To Deepest Levels.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Martin Formation Devonian Dolomite With Some Shale And Sandstone.;Escabrosa Limestone
    Rock description Martin Formation Devonian Dolomite With Some Shale And Sandstone.;Escabrosa Limestone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.01149, 32.07512

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Tertiary Block Faulting Trending Nw. ; Reg.Trends: Late Cretaceous Or Early Tertiary N And Nw Trending Folds And Thrust Faults Overriding To Ne.
Local Faults Trending East, Northeast, Northwest.

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N 25 W
    Dip 35 NE
    Thickness 0.13M
    Width 9.14M
    Length 27.43M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Favorable Beds For Replacement And Fault Fissures.

Comments on the geologic information

  • MARTIN AND ESCABROSA FM STRIKE N25W DIP 35 NE. ; GEOL.DESC: FAULTS AND FISSURES IN ESCABROSA LIMESTONE AND TOP OF MARTIN FM. TREND FROM NW TO NE. BEDS STRIKE N25W DIP 35 NE. STREAKS OF ORE FOUND ALONG THESE FISSURES. TABULAR REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS OCCUR 80 TO 120 FT. STRATIGRAPHICALLY ABOVE BASE OF ESCABROSA. ORE OXIDIZED TO LOWEST LEVELS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1908
Year of last production 1935

Mining district

District name Cochise District, Gunnison Hills Area

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Texas Arizona Mining Co
  • Type Owner
    Owner C. And L. C. Chambers
    Home office Willcox, Az.
    First year 1964

Comments on the production information

  • TOTAL RECORDED PRODUCTION FROM 1910-1928 WAS 718 TONS AVERAGING 38.5 PCT. PB 49 OZ. AG 1.6 PCT. CU AND 0.05 OZ. AU PER TON. (LEAD-SILVER ORE)

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 126.49M

Comments on the workings information

  • INCLINED SHAFT 315, TWO WINZES FROM 5TH OF FIVE LEVELS GO ADDITIONAL 40 AND 100 FEET.

Comments on development

  • OPERATORS INCLUDED MILLS CHAMBERS & S, O.F. SMITH, B.F. GUILBERT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M050019
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030222

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    COOPER, J. R. AND SILVER, L. T. 1964, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROF. PAPER 416

  • Deposit

    MINING REPORTER, VOL. 56, 1907.

  • Deposit

    LIVINGSTON, MAUGER, BENNETT, AND LAUGHLIN, 1967, JGR, V. 72, P. 1361-1375

  • Deposit

    1964 GEOLMAP U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, COOPER AND SILVER, PROF. PAPER 41

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit OTHER SMALLER BODIES OF ORE ALSO WERE MINED.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1972 Bergquist, Joel R. U.S. Geological Survey