Toughnut Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10039570
MRDS ID M050351
Record type Site
Current site name Toughnut Mine
Alternate or previous names Tombstone Group, Northwest, Hoodoo Stopes
Related records 10258769

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.06733, 31.70013 (WGS84)
Elevation 1394
Relative position 1/4 MI. S OF TOMBSTONE
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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 20S 22E 11;14 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Copper Ore
Gold Ore
Jarosite Ore
Stromeyerite Ore
Cuprite Gangue
Malachite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Limestone Is Recrystallized

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 72
USGS model code 19a
Deposit model name Polymetallic replacement
Mark3 model number 47

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Cret. Bisbee Group Beds
    Rock description Cret. Bisbee Group Beds

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.06733, 31.70013

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description In Tombstone Basin, N Trending Dikes, Ne Fissures

Ore body information

  • General form PIPES

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Dragfolds ("Roll") In Anticline

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: LOWER MEMBER OF BISBEE FM IS "NOVACULITE "OF BUTLER"

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Tombstone District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Tombstone Mill And Mining Co., Tombstone Consolidated Mines Co., Bunker Hill Mines Co., Tombstone De

Comments on the production information

  • SEVERAL THOUSAND TONS PRODUCED IN LATE 1800'S AND EARLY 1900'S. AFTER 1883 PRODUCTION IS INCLUDED UNDER GOODENOUGH AND TOMBSTONE GROUP IN ABGMT-USBM DATA

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Area 6.571HA
    Length 1219.2M
    Overall depth 152.4M
    Overall length 304.8M
    Overall width 228.6M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKING DIMENSIONS INCLUDE EMPIRE, AND ADJOINING SHAFT. ALSO ADJOINS WEST SIDE, DEFENSE

Comments on development

  • ONE OF TOMBSTONE'S FIRST MINES, INCLUDED IN TOMBSTONE GROUP, ADJOINS EMPIRE SHAFT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M050351
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030692

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BUTLER, ETAL, 1938, ABM BULL. 143

  • Deposit

    GILULLY, 1956: USGS PP 281

  • Deposit

    BUTLER, B.S.; WILSON, E.D.; RASOR, C.A.; 1938, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 143, PL. 3,4.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 710, 1920, PL. 5. KEITH, S.B., 1973, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 187, P. 79.

  • Production

    KEITH, 1973, ARIZ. BUR. OF MINES BULL. 187.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit OXIDIZED, BASE METAL SULFIDES IN REPLACEMENT OREBODI ES IN LOWER SECTION OF CRETACEOUS BEDS ALONG ANTICLINAL ROLLS AND IN PIPES WHERE ROLLS ARE CUT BY "NORTHEAST" FISSURES.
Deposit RECORD # D000110 BY RICHARD P. FISCHER HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THIS ONE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1972 Johnson, Maureen G. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-NOV-1981 Gest, Don E. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-AUG-1973 Fischer, Richard P. U.S. Geological Survey