Garnet Mine

Past Producer in Otero county in New Mexico, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10087886
MRDS ID D010604
Record type Site
Current site name Garnet Mine
Alternate or previous names Providence Mine, Shoo Fly Mine, Fisk Mine: Garnet Group: Claims Pa Tented In 1891, Providence, James Fiske: Claims Patented In 1905, Garnet, Shoo Fly, Ma Belle
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Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.11361, 32.42735 (WGS84)
Elevation 1433
Relative position ABOUT 33.75 MILES S16W OF ALAMOGORDO.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New Mexico Otero

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
New Mexico 021S 008E 34 SW New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE MAIN SHAFT.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Garnet Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pennsylvanian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Rock unit name Gobbler Formation
    Rock description Gobbler Formation

Nearby scientific data

(1) -106.11361, 32.42735

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralization Localized In A Limestone Xenolith In Monzonite Porph Yry.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1887
Year of last production 1953

Mining district

District name Orogrande District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Q. Drunzer
    Home office Orogrande, N.M.
    First year 1953
  • Type Owner
    Owner Homan Arnold, El Paso, Tx. And St. Louis United Copper Mining Co.
    First year 1953

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 147.83M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED TO CONSIST OF AN INACCESSIBLE, 485 FT. SHAFT WI TH ABOUT 400 FT. OF DRIFTS, SEVERAL SHALLOW SHAFTS, AN OPENCUT, AND NU MEROUS PROSPECT PITS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D010604

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., 1910 USGS PP 68, P. 1 87

  • Deposit

    ANDERSON, E.C., 1957 NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 101-102

  • Deposit

    SCHMIDT, P.G., AND CRADDOCK, C., 1964 NMBMMR BULL 82, P. 45, PLATE 1

  • Deposit

    BEANE, R.E., JARAMILLO, L.E., AND BLOOM, M.S., 1975 NMGS GUIDEBOOK 26TH FIELD CONFERENCE, P. 151-156

  • Deposit

    NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FIVE PATENTED CLAIMS MINERAL SURVEY NUMBERS 591, 593, AND 1180 CO VERING A TOTAL OF 87.99 ACRES.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1983 Menzie, David New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources