Silver Lead Mine group (Silver Lead group), Silver Bell District, Silver Bell Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
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Arizona Bureau of Mines file data, circa 1973.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10026766, MRDS ID #M000142; and, Dep. ID #10280570, MAS ID #004191129; and, Dep. ID #10283771, MAS ID #0040190405.
A former small surface and underground Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag mine located in the SW ¼ sec. 28, T.11S., R.8E. Produced 1948-1949. Owned/Operated by Gae Contreras (1949).
Mineralization is a small, spotty, pyrometasomatic deposit of largely oxidized base metal sulfides in a Paleozoic limestone block along a fault contact with Laramide intrusive.
Workings are a shallow shaft and pit operations. Produced some 130 tons of ore in 1948-1949, averaging about 3% Pb, 2% Zn, 1% Cu and 2 oz. Ag/T.
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