Tayoltita

Producer in Durango, Mexico with commodities Silver, Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10084804
MRDS ID W700015
Record type Site
Current site name Tayoltita

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -105.93384, 24.10041 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Mexico Durango

Comments on the location information

  • NORTH OF HIGHWAY BETWEEN CERRO DE MERCADO AND MAZATLAN NEAR THE SINALOA-DURANGO BORDER

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Acanthite Ore
Argentite Ore
Chalcocite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Covellite Ore
Electrum Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Magnetite Ore
Polybasite Ore
Pyrargyrite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Silver Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stromeyerite Ore
Albite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Rhodochrosite Gangue
Rhodonite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Silicic, Propylitic

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 150
USGS model code 25c
Deposit model name Epithermal vein, Comstock
Mark3 model number 16

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Eocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Lake Sediments
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock > Rhyolite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -105.93384, 24.10041

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Ne-, E-, And Nw-Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • Width 25M
    Length 2000M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1757
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Tayoltita

Production statistics

  • Year 1982
    Period 1757-1982
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Estimate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^11 G/T Au, 703 G/T Ag, 0.05% Cu, 0.3% Pb, 0.5% Zn
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Minor Ore Silver Silver 703g/mt
    Minor Ore Gold Gold 11g/mt
    Major Ore Copper Copper 0wt-pct
    Ore Lead Lead 0wt-pct
    Major Ore Zinc Zinc 1wt-pct

Comments on development

  • ACTIVE MINING INTO THE 1990'S AND BEYOND.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS W700015

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MOSIER AND OTHERS, 1986: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1666, P. 26-27.

  • Deposit

    MINING MAGAZINE, JANUARY, 1987.

  • Production

    MOSIER AND OTHERS, 1986

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEINS IN NE-, E-, AND NW-TRENDING FAULTS WHICH HOST VEINS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1987 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-FEB-1991 Staude, John-Mark G. U.S. Geological Survey