General Electric Mine

Past Producer in Pima county in Arizona, United States with commodities Tungsten, Iron, Copper, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10039533
MRDS ID M050230
Record type Site
Current site name General Electric Mine
Alternate or previous names Grand Lode, Immense Lode, General Electric Mine I, Ii, Iii, Iv, Las Guijas Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -111.38152, 31.6643 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Pima

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 20S 09E 25 Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Tungsten Primary
Iron Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Lead Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation Extend S To 10-20 Ft.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Volcanic Breccia (Agglomerate)

Nearby scientific data

(1) -111.38152, 31.6643

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Block Faulting.
Local Vein Terminates At Intrusive Contact On Nw & At Ne - Sw Fault On Sw.

Ore body information

  • Strike N65-80W
    Dip 78N
    Length 243.84M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralization Developed At Contact Of Granite With Breccia, N65w Fault Zone, Lamprophyre Dike Parallele Vein

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year <1900
Year of first production 1914

Mining district

District name Las Guijas District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner F. H. Parker
    First year 1954
  • Type Owner
    Owner Tungsten Mining Corp.

Comments on the production information

  • NO PRODUCTION RECORD

Comments on the workings information

  • 3 MAIN LEVELS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M050230

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SHEIKH, A.M., 1970 LAS GUIJAS DISTRICT: ECON GEOL., V.65 NO. 7

  • Deposit

    ARIZ DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE OCCURS SPORADICALLY IN QUARTZ VEINS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1972 Johnson, Maureen G. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-OCT-1981 Rodriguez, Ignacio J. (Gest, Don E.) U.S. Geological Survey