Daisy Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10039592
MRDS ID M050385
Record type Site
Current site name Daisy Mine
Alternate or previous names Daisy Shaft
Related records 10186677

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -111.07791, 31.98623 (WGS84)
Elevation 960
Relative position WEST OF PIMA MINE AT FOOT OF MINERAL HILL; 6 MI N OF TWIN BOTTES
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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 016S;017S 012E;012E 36 SW4 (36); NW4 (01) Arizona

Commodities

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

Comments on the commodity information

  • OXIDE AND SULFIDE ORE BODY FOUND BY GEOPHYSICAL METHODS

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Magnetite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Partly Oxidized

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Quartz Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -111.07791, 31.98623

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Mineral Hill Fault

Ore body information

  • General form ROUGHLY BANDED, MANTO
    Thickness 19.81M
    Depth to bottom 121.92M
    Depth to top 10.67M
    Width 243.84M
    Length 1005.84M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineral Hill Fault Along Contact Of Garnetized Limestone With Quart Z Monzonite

Comments on the geologic information

  • DEPOSIT IS ROUGHLY BANDED AND ZONED

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Pima District

Production statistics

  • Year 1962
    Period 1954-1962
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Estimate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^3% Cu, 0.5 Oz/Tag, Some Zn, Pb
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Ore Silver Silver 14g/mt
    Major Ore Copper Copper 3wt-pct
  • Year 1963
    Period 1957-1963
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^0.8% Cu, 0.1oz/Tag, Some Zn, Pb
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Ore Silver Silver 3g/mt
    Major Ore Copper Copper 1wt-pct

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 121.92M

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFT AND OPEN PIT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M050385

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEITH, 1974, ABM BULL 189, P. 134

  • Deposit

    MINING ENGINEERING, JUNE 1963, P. 49

  • Deposit

    COOPER, 1960, USGS BULL 1112-C

  • Deposit

    MACKENZIE, 1959, AZ GEOL SOC, SOUTHERN AZ GUIDEBOOK II, P. 193-194

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

  • Production

    KEITH, 1974

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS REPORT REPRESENTS A MERGER OF ORIGINAL RECORD M050385 WITH RECORD D000799 OF JAN WILT AND JAMES ELLIOT IN MOLYBDENUM FILE, CONTACT PERSON, T.G. THEODORE, USGS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

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