Red Rock Mine, Mistake Peak area, Sierra Ancha District, Sierra Ancha Mts, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
A former underground Fluorspar-Au-Ag mine located in the NW¼ sec. 19, T7N, R12E, about 3¼ miles NW of Mistake Peak, on National Forest land. Produced 1971-1973. Owned by Pro-Met Of Arizona, Inc. of Arizona (1982).
Mineralization is a vein deposit with a tabular ore body and vertical hydrothermal vein structure, hosted in the Dripping Springs Quartzite. The ore zone strikes N70W and dips vertically. Ore control was faulting.
Workings involved mining from 2 levels (1971-1973); shrinkage stoping.
ReferencesWood, H.B. (1974) Memorandum on Fluorspar Activity and reserve Files, Red Rock and White Cow Mines. U.S. Bureau of mines files, Jan 24, 1974.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS): Arizona Fluorspar, Arizona Department of Mineral Resources (1976), U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 3880, 7 pp.
Phillips, K.A. (1987), Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp.
Peirce, H. Wesley (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file.
Sawyer, M.B., Gurmendi, A.C., Daley, M.R., and Howell, S.B. (1992) Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication, 334 pp.
USGS Picture Mountain Quadrangle map.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10056466, MRDS ID #TC00293; and Dep. ID #10112468, MAS ID #0040070005.
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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