Bunker Hill Mine

Producer in Pinal county in Arizona, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10048309
MRDS ID M899873
Record type Site
Current site name Bunker Hill Mine
Related records 10162162

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.47929, 32.73732 (WGS84)
Elevation 1280
Relative position IN MULBERRY WASH, 1 MILE NNE OF SOMBRERO BUTTE
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Pinal

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 008S 018E 14 W OF CENTER Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Argentite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Barite Gangue
Calcite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Copper Creek Granodiorite
    Rock description Copper Creek Granodiorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleocene
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.47929, 32.73732

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Ew Trending Faults, Ene Trending Faults In Granodiorite, Major Nnw Trending Fault W Of Mine
Local Small N10w-N20w Faults Near Breccia, Main Fissure N 20w, Joint Planes Ew, Steep Dip

Ore body information

  • Strike N 70 W
    Dip VERTICAL

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture Zone Intersections Near Quartz Diorite Porphyry Dikes

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1917
Year of last production 1964

Mining district

District name Bunker Hill District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Little Hill Mines
    Home office Oracle Arizona
    First year 1964
  • Type Owner
    Owner Fred E. Lehman And Little Hill Mines

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 1524M
    Overall depth 121.92M

Comments on the workings information

  • AT LEAST 5 LEVELS AND AT LEAST 1600 FT DRIFTS, 1000 FT. CROSSCUTS LENGTH OF WORKINGS ESTIMATED. 2 SHAFTS AND ONE OR MORE ADITS.

Comments on development

  • OPERATORS INCLUDED BUNKER HILL COPPER, ARIZONA BUTTE OPERATING, S PACIFIC ORE. 6 UNPATENTED CLAIMS IN 1964, DRILLING AND SHAFT REPAIRING IN 1964

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M899873
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040210205

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

  • Deposit

    ADMR BUNKER HILL FILE

  • Deposit

    ABM BULLETIN 158, P. 56-65

  • Deposit

    KUHN, T.H. 1941. PIPE DEPOSITS OF THE COPPER CREEK AREA. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY V 36, P512

  • Deposit

    ABM BULL 140, 1956

  • Production

    ABM BULL 140

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit JOINT PLANES IN DEPOSIT STRIKE E-W DIP 80-85S. FISSURE FILLING PROMINENT PROCESS, SONE EVIDENCE OF REPLACEMENT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1982 Gest, Don E. Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology