Bluestone

Past Producer in Cochise county in Arizona, United States with commodities Gold, Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10161256
MRDS ID M
MAS/MILS ID 0040030330
Record type Site
Current site name Bluestone
Alternate or previous names Star No. 1 Mine, Coronado Nf Whetstone Unit
Related records 10153616, 10164960, 10236653, 10250648

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -110.36897, 31.84433 (WGS84)
Elevation 1600
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Cochise

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 018 S 019 E 26 SE Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Secondary
Uranium Primary

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -110.36897, 31.84433

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1950
Year of first production 1958

Mining district

District name Whetstone

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Production statistics

  • Year 1960
    Description Low Grade U3o8 Ore 47 St
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major U3O8 Uranium Uranium 52mt

Comments on the workings information

  • WESTERN ADITS POSE HUMAN HAZARD - BAD BACK AT PORTAL.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030330
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEITH, S. B., 1973, ARIZ BUR MINES BULL 187, P. 91.

  • Deposit

    WRUCKE, C. T. ET AL, 1983, USGS MFS MAP MF-1614-A, 1:48000

  • Deposit

    CHATMAN, M. L., 1994, USBM OFR 2-94, P. 20-21.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SCINTILOMETER READINGS UP TO 1,000 CPS AT WESTERN WORKING, BACKGROUND IS 35-40 CPS. READINGS AT EASTERN WORKINGS NOT ABOVE BACKGROUND.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 29-MAR-1994 Intermountain Field Operations Center (IFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines