The Hillsboro Mining District

Mines and mining districts are ill defined.  Geographic coverage and names have varied over time.  In general, the mines listed here are to the east and northeast of the village of Hillsboro, New Mexico.  An overview of the Hillsboro Mining District with an emphasis on water - too much, too little is provided for general background.

The following is a listing of the mines of the Hillsboro Mining District, the minerals that were taken from the mines, pages dedicated to specific mines, and links to other material about the mines (e.g. entries in the Black Range newspaper).  Many of the mines are covered in greater detail on separate pages.  See the links in the entries below for individual mines.


85 MINE
    
Acanthite, Calcite, Chalcopyrite, and Gold were mined at this site.

BARKING FROG - SEE: MACY MINE 

BIG CHIEF MINE IN PERCHA CREEK
   
CalciteKentrolite, Quartz, Vanadinite, Wad, and Wulfenite were mined at this site.
   See also and entry on the mine at mindat.org.

BIGELOW GROUP (a.k.a. BIG-LO AND BIG LOW)
    VIDEO: Mines of the Hillsboro Mining District - Volume One
    VIDEO: Mines of the Hillsboro Mining District - Volume Two 
    Specific information about the Bigelow Mine.
    Specific information about the walk/drive to the mine.
    Gold ore mined from the Bigelow Mine, see photo below.
    Bornite,
ChalcopyriteGold, Lead, Quartz, and Zinc were mined at this site.

Gold from the Bigelow Mine Mineral Museum New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, New Mexico
Photograph taken on December 18, 2016


BLACK PEAK MINE
   Specific information about the Black Peak Mine.

BOBBEE DE CLAIM - SEE MACY MINE 

BOBTAIL SHAFT - SEE: RATTLESNAKE MINE 

BONANZA
   
AcanthiteCalciteChalcocite, ChalcopyriteGalena, GoldLimonite, Pyrite, Quartz, and Sphalerite
   were mined at this location. 
   VIDEO: 
Mines of the Hillsboro Mining District - Volume One
   Specific information about the Bonanza Mine.
   A walk to the Bonanza Mine.

BRAEUER GROUP - SEE: FREIDBERG MINE

BUETECKE TUNNEL - SEE: COPPER FLAT 

BUTLER - SEE GARFIELD-BUTLER

CABALLERO GROUP - SEE: SHERMAN VEIN/MINE & MCKINLEY MINE

CHANCE MINE (CINA MAHONEY GROUP)
   
BorniteChalcanthite, ChalcociteLimonitePyrite, and Quartz were mined at this site.
   Specific information about this mine at The Diggings.

CINA MAHONEY GROUP - SEE: CHANCE MINE 

CINCINNATI NO. 1 AND NO. 2 - SEE: NORTH PERCHA MINING CO. 

COPPER FLAT (BUETECKE TUNNEL, HOMESTAKE MINE, STERNBERG SHAFT, & TRIPP MINE)
   Mine mentioned in the March 23, 1883 issue of The Black Range newspaper (The Homestake Claim).
   Azurite,
CalciteChalcociteChalcopyriteCopperChalcotrichiteCuprite, Malachite, MolybdenitePyrite 
   
Quartz, and Tenorite were mined at this site.
   Specific information about the Copper Flat Mine.

COPPER FLAT CLAIMS
   
ChalcopyriteGoldPyriteQuartz, and Tetradymite were mined at this site.

EL ORO SHAFT (a.k.a. THE GOLDEN RULE)
   Specific information about the El Oro Mine.
   Andrews - site of the El Oro Mine.
   Photographs from Andrews and the El Oro Mine.
   Road video of trip to Andrews and the El Oro Mine.

EMPIRE MINE

EUREKA SHAFT - SEE: RATTLESNAKE MINE 

FREIDBERG MINE OF THE BRAEUER GROUP

FULLERTON PROPERTY - LEWELLYN TUNNEL

GARFIELD-BUTLER GROUP
   
AzuriteChalcanthiteChalcociteChalcopyriteGalenaGoslariteLimoniteMalachite, PyriteQuartz,
   and Sphalerite were mined at this site.
   VIDEO: An Interview With Federico Antonio Chavez Luna
   VIDEO: 
Mines of the Hillsboro Mining District - Volume Two
   Specific information about the Garfield/Butler Mine Group.
   A description about a walk to the mine.

GOLD DUST PLACERS
   
Gold was mined at this site.

GOLDEN RULE MINE (SEE EL ORO)

GOLD STAR - SEE: READY PAY VEIN/MINE

HALL MINE
   Vanadium ores (unspecified) were mined at the site.
   Information about the mine on The Diggings.
   Specific information about the Hall Mine.

Hall Mine Hillsboro Mining District South side of Percha Box Sierra County, NM, USA

HILLSBORO HYDRAULIC COMPANY
   This company was mentioned in the March 2, 1883 and May 9, 1884 issues of The Black Range newspaper.
   See discussion in the Mining Techniques.

HOMESTAKE MINE - SEE: COPPER FLAT 

J. C. MACY CLAIM - SEE: MACY MINE 

JACKPOT MINE
   Specific information about the Jackpot Mine.

LEWELLYN TUNNEL - SEE: FULLERTON PROPERTY 

LITTLE JEWESS PROPERTY

LUXEMBURG PLACERS
    These
Gold Placers are east of Copper Flat

MCKINLEY VEIN (AKA CABALLERO MINE OR CABALLERO CLAIMS)
   Argentite
Calcite, ChalcopyriteGoldCopper, Quartz, and Silver were mined at this site.  
   Specific information about the McKinley Mine

McKinley Mine North-east of Hillsboro New Mexico, USA

MACY MINE (AKA PERCHA MINE, VANADINITE MINE, J. C. MACY CLAIM, BARKING FROG, BOBBEE DE CLAIM)
   Arsenatian Vanadintie
CalciteCerussite, Descloizite, FluoriteGalena, Heulandite, Melanotekite,
   Mimetite
Quartz, Vanadinite, and Wulfenite were mined at this site.
   Specific information about the Macy Mine.
   Additional information at: mindat.org

MARY RICHMOND MINE
   
Calcite, ChalcopyriteGalena, Gold, LimonitePyrite, and Sphalerite were mined at this site.

MINERS DREAM MINE - SEE: PETROGLYPH MINE 

MOGUL CLAIM - SEE: SWEETWATER CLAIM 

MOGUL CLAIM - SEE: SWEETWATER CLAIM 

MORNING GLORY MINE
   
GoldCopper, and Silver were mined at this site.
   Information about this mine in 
Western Mining History.

NATIONAL DEFENSE MINE GROUP (NATIONAL DEFENSE MINES 1-11,  TITTMAN MINE GROUP)
   
Wad was mined at this site.
   Specific information about the National Defense Mine Group

NORTH PERCHA MINING CO. (CINCINNATI NO. 1 AND NO. 2)

OLD KELLY
   Articles in The Black Range newspaper, issues of August 24, 1883 and May 16, 1884.

OPPORTUNITY MINE
   VIDEO: 
Mines of the Hillsboro Mining District - Volume One
   Specific information about the Opportunity Mine.
   See discussion in the 
Mining Techniques.

PALMA GROUP
   Calderónite, Pyrolusite, and 
Wad were mined at this site.
   Information about this mine at mindat.org.
   Specific information about the Palma Mine Group.

PERCHA MINE - SEE: MACY MINE 

PETALUMA GROUP

PETROGLYPH MINE (AKA MINERS DREAM MINE)
   Anglesite, Aragonite
Arsenatian Vanadintie, Baryte, CalciteCerussiteDescloizite, Goethite,    
   Hemimorphite,
MelanotekiteMimetite, Mottramite, QuartzVanadiniteWadWillemite, and Wulfenite
   were mined at this site.
   Information about the Petroglyph Mine on mindat.org.
   Specific information about the Petroglyph Mine.

RATTLESNAKE MINE (AKA SNAKE MINE) - BOBTAIL SHAFT, EUREKA SHAFT, AND SNAKE SHAFT
   VIDEO: 
Mines of the Hillsboro Mining District - Volume One
   Specific information about the Rattlesnake Mine & Eureka Shaft.
   The Bobtail was mentioned in the March 2, 1883July 7, 1883 and September 21, 1883 issues of the
   Black Range newspaper.
   See discussion in the 
Mining Techniques.

READY PAY GROUP - SEE: READY PAY VEIN/MINE

READY PAY VEIN/MINE
   
ArgentiteBorniteGold, ChalcopyriteCopper, and Silver were mined at this site.   
   Specific information about the Ready Pay Mine.
   A description of the walk to the Ready Pay Mine.
   Photo gallery of the Ready Pay Mine and environs.

REPUBLIC CLAIM

REX MINE (AKA SMUGGLER MINE)
   
Arsenatian Vanadintie, Heulandite, KentroliteMelanotekiteMordenite, and Vanadinite were
   mined at this site.
   Information about this mine on the mindat.org site.

SCANDIA - SEE: READY PAY VEIN/MINE

SHERMAN GROUP - SEE: SHERMAN VEIN/MINE

SHERMAN VEIN/MINE
   
ArgentiteGold, ChalcopyriteCopper, and Silver were mined at this site.
   Specific information about the Sherman Mine.

SMUGGLER MINE - SEE: REX MINE 

SNAKE GULCH PLACERS
   
Gold was mined at this site.

SNAKE SHAFT - SEE: RATTLESNAKE MINE 

SOUTH PERCHA CLAIM - SE: SWEETWATER CLAIM 

STERNBERG SHAFT - SEE: COPPER FLAT 

STONEWALL JACKSON 
   The Stonewall Jackson was mentioned in the August 31, 1883 issue of the Black Range Newspaper.

STOWAWAY MINE
   Specific information about the Stowaway Mine.

SWEETWATER CLAIM (AKA MOGUL CLAIM, SOUTH PERCHA CLAIM)

TRIPP MINE - SEE: COPPER FLAT 

TROJAN MINE IN PERCHA CREEK
   Cryptomelane was mined at this site.

UNECORN - SEE: READY PAY VEIN/MINE

VANADINITE MINE - SEE: MACY MINE

VIRGINIA LODE
   
Cerussite, IlmeniteVanadinite, and Wulfenite were mined at this site.
   Specific information about the Virginia Claim.

WARM SPRINGS CANYON
   Pseudobrookite was mined at this site.
   Information on Warm Springs Canyon at mindat.org.

WICKS GULCH PLACERS
   
Gold was mined at this site.

WICKS VEIN   
   Specific information about the Wick’s Mine.

WISCONSIN CLAIM
   Chrysocolla was mined at this site.

YORK CLAIM
   Minium was mined at this site.



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