Hardscrabble Mine

Past Producer in Socorro county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Zinc, Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10087570
MRDS ID D007901
Record type Site
Current site name Hardscrabble Mine
Alternate or previous names Claims Patented In 1880's, Hardscrabble, Belcher
Related records 10272350

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -107.19699, 34.11342 (WGS84)
Elevation 2377
Relative position ABOUT 18 MILES N 78 W OF SOCORRO.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Socorro

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 002S 003W 30 NW New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • GEODETIC, UTM AND CADASTRAL LOCATIONS ARE FOR THE HARDSCRABBLE MINE SHOWN ON THE MAGDALENA TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLE.

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Anglesite Ore
Chalcanthite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Malachite Ore
Plumbojarosite Ore
Silver Ore
Smithsonite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Specularite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Ore Deposits Occur In And Adjacent To A Highly Metamorphozed Limestone Inclusion.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Rock unit name Anchor Canyon Stock
    Rock description Anchor Canyon Stock
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Mississippian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Kelly Limestone;Magdalena Group
    Rock description Kelly Limestone;Magdalena Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -107.19699, 34.11342

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Hardscrabble Fault Strikes N 30 E And Forms The Eastern Boundary Of A Large Limestone Inclusion In The Anchor Canyon Stock.

Ore body information

  • General form PODS, SHOOTS AND POCKETS

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralized Solutions Rose Along Faults And Replaced Favorable Host Rock.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1880
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1885
Year of last production 1956

Mining district

District name Magdalena Mountains Area: Magdalena District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Fermin Garro
    Home office Socorro, N.M.
    First year 1956
  • Type Owner
    Owner Ian Mactavish
    Home office Magdalena, N.M.
    First year 1958

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 396.24M
    Overall depth 41.15M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1916 CONSISTED OF ONE VERTICAL SHAFT ABOUT 135 FT. DEEP, 3 TUNNELS, SMALL STOPES AND SHALLOW WINZES.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D007901

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., 1910 USGS PP 68, P. 241-258

  • Deposit

    LOUGHLIN, G.F., AND KOSCHMANN, A.H., 1942 USGS PP 200, 168 PAGES

  • Deposit

    BLAKESTAD, R.B., JR., 1978 NMBMMR OFR-43, 127 PAGES

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 2 CLAIMS COVERING 31.8 ACRES.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1981 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources