Lincoln Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10087888
MRDS ID D010610
Record type Site
Current site name Lincoln Mine
Alternate or previous names The Lincoln Claim Is Part of the Lucky Group of Claims.
Related records 10175579

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -106.11249, 32.41513 (WGS84)
Elevation 1410
Relative position ABOUT 34.75 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 022S 008E 03 SW New Mexico

Comments on the location information

  • ACCURATE LOCATION IS FOR THE MAIN WORKINGS.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Iron Primary
Copper Secondary
Silver Secondary
Gold Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Hematite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Gypsum Gangue
Limonite Gangue
Mica 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) -106.11249, 32.41513

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR
    Thickness 5.49M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralization Localized In Limestone Xenolith In Porphyry.

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 1906
Year of last production 1921

Mining district

District name Orogrande District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Jarilla Reduction Co.
    First year 1921
  • Type Owner
    Owner Homan Arnold
    Home office El Paso, Tx.
    First year 1960

Production statistics

  • Year 1921
    Period 1919 To 1921
    Material ORE FE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Cp_Grade: ^54 To 56% Fe.
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Ore Iron Iron 55wt-pct

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS REPORTED IN 1949 CONSISTED OF THREE OPEN CUTS CONNECTED BY A SERIES OF RAISES AND TUNNELS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D010610

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KELLEY, V.C., 1949 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PUBLICATIONS IN GEOLOGY , NO 2, P. 191-192

  • Deposit

    SCHIMDT, P.G., AND CRADDOCK, C., 1964 NMBMMR BULL 82, P. 47, PLATE 1

  • Deposit

    HARRER, C.M., AND KELLY, F.J., 1963 USBM IC-8190, P. 54-57

  • 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

  • Production

    KELLEY, V.C., 1949, P. 192.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ONE CLAIM OF A GROUP OF FOUR CLAIMS MINERAL SURVEY NUMBER 984.

Reporter information

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