Maine Mine

Producer in Santa Cruz county in Arizona, United States with commodities Zinc, Copper, Silver, Lead, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10046339
MRDS ID M241346
Record type Site
Current site name Maine Mine
Alternate or previous names Poole Group, Ella Mine, Ochoa Mine
Related records 10113226

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.70123, 31.38431 (WGS84)
Elevation 1692
Relative position 1/2 MILE WNW OF WASHINGTON CAMP IN WASHINGTON GULCH
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Santa Cruz

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 023S;024S 016E;016E 34;03 SE OF SW (34); N2 OF N2 (03) Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • ADJACENT ON SOUTH TO INDIANA MINE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

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

Comments on the commodity information

  • HYDROZINCITE COATS VEIN WALLS; SOME NATIVE COPPER FOUND AT SURFACE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Hydrozincite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Pyrometasomatized And Silicified Limestone; Surface Oxidation

Analytical data

Result ORE VALUES AVERAGED ABOUT 6% ZN, 4% PB, 3% CU, 4 OZ./TON AG, MINOR AU

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Tuff
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Permian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Permian
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Pyroclastic Rock > Tuff > Welded Tuff
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Latite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Concha Limestone
    Rock description Concha Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.70123, 31.38431

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Mineral Deposits Of Washington-Duquesne Area Occupy A Limestone-Sediment Belt (2.5 Miles Long And 1.25 Miles Wide) Surrounded By Igneous Rocks Which Also Form Detached Masses And Dikes Within Belt
Local N-S Trending Kansas Fault

Ore body information

  • General form DISSEMINATED AND IN BUNCHES IN SHEAR ZONE
    Width 2.44M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • N-S Trending Fault Contact Zone Between Limestone To East And Silicic Volcanic Rocks To West; Ore Mineral Occur In Bunches And Disseminations Along Fault Zone, Or As Replacement Bodies In Limestone

Comments on the geologic information

  • INTRUSIVE TERTIARY BIOTITE-HORNBLENDE GRANODIORITE NEARBY

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1880
Discoverer M.W. Thompson And Partners
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1880
Year of last production 1965

Mining district

District name Washington Camp District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Rosario Exploration Co.
    First year 1973

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 274.32M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS INCLUDED 400-FT. LONG MAIN TUNNEL, 100-FT INCLINED SHAFT WITH 250 FT. OF DRIFTING ON 100-FT. LEVEL, 50 FT. WINZE FROM TUNNEL, 100-FT LONG DRIFT FROM BOTTOM OF WINZE

Comments on development

  • OWNERS AND OPERATORS INCLUDED C.B. COUGHLIN, DUQUESNE MINING AND REDUCTION CO., BYRD (1938), CALLAHAN ZINC LEAD CO. (1941-43), BYRD (1945-49), ALFREDO HEREDIA (1951-57), NASH MINES (1955- ?), BRITTAIN-HENDRICKSON MINING CO. (1955) P.L. HUNTER (1953), A. GONZALES AND DURAZO (1965), CARL SANDBERG AND FRED WILLIAMS (1964); PROPERTY COMPRISES 1 PATENTED CLAIM

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M241346
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040230274

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

  • Deposit

    USBM FILES, MAINE MINE

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 582, P. 343

  • Deposit

    LEHMAN, NORMAN E., 1978, THE GEOLOGY AND PYROMETASOMATIC ORE DEPOSITS OF THE WASHINGTON CAMP-DUQUESNE DISTRICT, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, ARIZONA; PHD. DISSERTATION, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, P. 126-143

  • Deposit

    BLM DISTRICT MINING SHEET 727

  • Deposit

    ADMR FILE DATA, MAINE MINE

  • Deposit

    ARIZ BUR MINES BULL 191, P. 78

  • Deposit

    ABGMT FILES, STANTON B. KEITH

  • Deposit

    USGS MAP I-762

  • Deposit

    TENNEY, JAMES B. 1927-29, HISTORY OF MINING IN ARIZONA; ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES, P. 293-300

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FIRST 200 FT OF ADIT INTERSECT NUMEROUS VEINS PRIMARILY OF CHALCOPYRITE; LAST 200 FT OF ADIT IN BARREN LIMESTONE; MAXIMUM VEIN WIDTH IS 8 FT.
Deposit SEE ALSO: SIMPLOT MINE, KANSAS MINE, INDIANA MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1982 Calder, Susan R. Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology