Andrada Marble Quarry

Producer in Pima county in Arizona, United States with commodity Marble, Dimension

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10060227
MRDS ID TC10194
Record type Site
Current site name Andrada Marble Quarry
Related records 10186174

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -110.71901, 31.9479 (WGS84)
Relative position 17 MILES SE OF TUCSON.
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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 017S 016E 21 Arizona

Comments on the location information

  • USED CENTER OF THE AREA DESCRIBED. NORTHWEST OF THE WHITLOCK HILLS, ON NORTH AND NORTHEAST FLANKS OF DRY MOUNTAIN.
  • PHILLIPS GIVES LEGAL DESCRIPTION AS SEC. 30, T17S, R 17E. THE DESCRIPTION USED IS FROM THE DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE MINES IN ARIZONA, WHICH IS MORE RECENT. ALSO QUARRIES WERE SHOWN IN SECTION 21 ON THE TOPOGRAPHIC MAP. LOCATION IS FOR THE NORTHERN-MOST QUARRY.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Marble, Dimension Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Marble Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble
    Rock unit name Escabrosa Limestone
    Rock description Escabrosa Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -110.71901, 31.9479

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Numerous Fractures And Faults

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1959

Mining district

District name Santa Rita Mountains

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Georgia Marble Co. Inc.
    First year 1991

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • IN 1992, RESERVES WERE CONSIDERED ADEQUATE TO SUSTAIN CURRENT PRODUCTION FOR AT LEAST 20 YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO EXTENSIVE UNDEVELOPED RESERVES ON THE ADJOINING ARIZONA STATE MINERAL LEASES.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall length 304.8M
    Overall width 243.84M

Comments on the workings information

  • THERE ARE SHALLOW PROSPECT PITS AND TRENCHES.
  • IN 1992, THE QUARRY WAS ABOUT 1000 FT LONG, 800 FT WIDE, AND 200 FT DEEP.

Comments on development

  • PREVIOUSLY OPERATED BY THE ANDRADA MARBLE COMPANY, INC. ; ECON.COM: USED FOR CALCIUM FEED ADDITIVE, PLASTERING MATERIAL, DECORATIVE STONE, AND ROOFING MATERIAL. PAST PRODUCTION OF LIMESTONE. MARBLE IS HAULED 19 MILES FROM THE QUARRY TO CRUSHING AND SCREENING PLANT ON DREXEL ROAD IN TUCSON USING A 20-TON SEMITRAILER. THIS QUARRY IS THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF SCREEN GRADES OF CALCIUM CARBONATE PRODUCTS IN ARIZONA. GEORGIA MARBLE (1992) IS CONSTRUCTING A NEW PROCESSING PLANT AT THE QUARRY SITE. ; MILL.CAP : 3000 T/M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS TC10194

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS, 2D EDITION: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

  • Deposit

    ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES, 1988, DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE MINES IN ARIZONA; INCORPORATING SAND AND GRAVEL OPERATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF MINES & MINERAL RESOURCES, 13 P.

  • Deposit

    USGS, AZ BUREAU OF MINES, AND U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, 1969, MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 180, 638 P.

  • Deposit

    PEIRCE, H.W., 1990, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS CARD FILE.

  • Deposit

    PHILLIPS, K.A., BEARD, R.R., NIEMUTH, N.J., AND BAIN, D.R., 1991, ACTIVE MINES IN ARIZONA--1992: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 39, 20 P.

  • Deposit

    EYDE, T.H., AND EYDE, D.T., 1992, PRESENT AND PAST PRODUCERS OF WHITE CALCIUM CARBONATE PRODUCTS IN ARIZONA, IN HOUSER, B.B., ED., INDUSTRIAL MINERALS OF THE TUCSON AREA AND SAN PEDRO VALLEY, SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA: TUCSON, ARIZONA, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY FIELD TRIP, APRIL 4-5, 1992, GUIDEBOOK, P. 37-47.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DUPLICATE RECORD D011827 AND TC10216 HAVE BEEN DELETED.
Deposit MARBLIZED ESCABROSA LIMESTONE AT LEAST 300 FT THICK WITH EXTENSIONS ALONG STRIKE AND DOWN DIP. LOCALLY FRACTURES AND FAULTS HAVE LED TO STAINED AND OFF-COLOR MARBLE. BELOW THE WEATHERED ZONE, THE MARBLE IS A UNIFROM WHITE COLOR ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SOME ZONES OF GRAY LIMESTONE.
Deposit IMPURE DIATOMITE BEDS ARE INTERBEDDED WITH VOLCANIC ASH AND ZEOLITES. INDIVIDUAL DIATOMACEOUS UNITS CHANGE CHARACTER LATERALLY.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1989 Bolm, Karen S. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-AUG-1992 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey