Southwest Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10046236
MRDS ID M241100
Record type Site
Current site name Southwest Mine
Related records 10185320

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -109.91648, 31.44014 (WGS84)
Elevation 1664
Relative position S EDGE OF BISBEE.
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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 023S 024E 09 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • SW 1/4 SEC. 9. UTM EST.

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Gossan With Mn And Fe Oxides Induced By Hydrothermal Metamorphism

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Rock unit name Sacramento Hill Stock
    Rock description Sacramento Hill Stock
    Chronological age 170.5
    Uncertainty 7.5
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Escabrosa Limestone
    Rock description Escabrosa Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -109.91648, 31.44014

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Pre-Mineralization Faulting And Tilting Common
Local Main Fault Directions, N10w To N40e, S30w To N50w, Pre-Mineralization

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Bodies Near Dikes And Sills, And Faulting And Associated Brecciation

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Warren District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Phelps Dodge Corp.

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION INCLUDED UNDER THE COPPER QUEEN BRANCH OF PHELPS DODGE IN USBM-ABGMT FILE DATA

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M241100
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030328

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEITH, S.B., 1973, ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 187, P. 89

  • Production

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ORE CLUSTERS ABOUT A SILICEOUS CORE WHICH CROPS OUT AS SILICA BRECCIA AND MANGANESE OF THE SURFACE. IN THE SILICA, GOLD WAS BOTH MECHANICALLY AND CHEMICALLY CONCENTRATED DURING LEACHING

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1980 Zigler, Jan L. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JAN-1982 Laraba, Peter (Gest, Don E.) U.S. Geological Survey