Little Helvetia Mine, Tiptop Mine group (Tiptop Camp prospects/mines), Tiptop Mountain, Helvetia, Helvetia-Rosemont District, Santa Rita Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
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Arizona Bureau of Mines file data.
A Cu-Ag-Au mine located in the NE ¼ sec. 15, T.18S., R.15E. Owned at times, or in part, by the Tip Top Copper Co.; American Smelting & Refining Co. (ASARCO); Chamrod; Forbes; Mattingly; Sierra Mining & Ranching Co.; Tip Top Mining Co.; and the D. & P. Mining Co.
Mineralization is irregular pockets, stringers, and pyrometasomatic replacement orebodies, mostly oxidized, with copper minerals, often associated with quartz stringers and seams in shattered, faulted, silicified, and silicated Paleozoic limestone close to a contact with underlying Paleozoic quartzite in a thrust-faulted klippe.
Workings include shallow shafts, tunnels and open cuts.
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