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Old Ripsey Mine (Ripsey Mine; Ripsey Canyon Mine; MS 1261a claim), Ripsey Wash, Ripsey Hill area, Ripsey District, Tortilla Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

Latitude: 33°0'11"N
Longitude: 110°58'31"W
A former underground Cu-Ag-Au-Pb mine located in sec. 12, T5S, R13E, in Ripsey Wash, about 1½ miles NW of Ripsey Hill, and about 4½ miles SW of Kearny, on private land. Operators included: Martin Fishback 1944 (Cu and Ag); Ripsey Canyon (Mn). Property was active in the early 1900'S or late 1890's; idle in 1911, and idle after 1941. Last produced in 1941.

Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in Ruin (Oracle) Granite. Local structures include a N-S-trending diabase outcrop, surrounded by Ruin Granite. An associated rock unit is rhyodacite. An irregular to E-W-trending outcrop of granodiorite south of the mine complexly faulted Precambrian sediments ¼ to ½ mile east of the mine.


Ransome (1923) USGS Geologic Atlas of the United States, Ray Folio 217: 23.

USGS & Arizona Bureau of Mines, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (1969) Mineral and water resources of Arizona, Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 180: 163.

USGS Geologic Quadrangle GQ-1188 (1975).

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Ripsey Canyon Mine file.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources U files.

U.S. Bureau of Mines file data, cluster #660.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District Sheet 641.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10046293, MRDS ID #M241191; and Dep. ID #10113444, MAS ID #0040210921.

Yale Peabody GNIS database (NOTE: this database is derived from USGS 1:24,000 topographic map data).

Mineral List


4 entries listed. 4 valid minerals.

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