Moonlight Mine

Past Producer in Cochise county in Arizona, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Lead, Molybdenum, Silver, Vanadium, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10258127
MAS/MILS ID 0040030142
Record type Site
Current site name Moonlight Mine
Alternate or previous names Arizona Group, Garnet and Moonlight Groups, Joe Escapule Mine, Garnet Group, Coronado Nf Dragoon Unit

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -109.94256, 31.85093 (WGS84)
Elevation 2024
Location accuracy 10(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 023 E 24 SE Arizona


Commodity Importance
Copper Secondary
Gold Secondary
Lead Primary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Silver Secondary
Vanadium Tertiary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -109.94256, 31.85093

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Surface-Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1942
Year of first production 1942

Mining district

District name Middle Pass District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Joe M. Escapule
    Home office Arizona
    Year 1955
  • Type Operator
    Owner Charles Lamm
    Home office Arizona
    Year 1955

Production statistics

  • Year 1955
    Description Zinc-Silver Ore 110 Mt

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040030142

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEITH, S. B., 1973, ARIZ BUR MINES BULL 187, P. 68.

  • Deposit

    ROMSLO, T. M., 1955, UNPUB. USBM REPORT FOR DMEA-3907, P. 5.

  • Deposit


  • Deposit

    P. 3.

  • Deposit

    CHATMAN, M. L., 1993, USBM OFR MLA 30-93, P. 35-36, D121-22.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-JAN-1994 Intermountain Field Operations Center (IFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines