The Sierra Cuchillo Mining District

Mines and mining districts are ill defined.  Geographic coverage and names have varied over time.  In general, the mines listed here are those found in the northeastern part of the Black Range in Sierra County, New Mexico. 

The following is a listing of the mines of this area, the minerals that were taken from the mines, links to the Black Range Newspaper issues which discussed the mines, and links to other material about the mines.  Entries which are dates (e.g. March 23, 1883) are links to that particular issue of The Black Range newspaper.


MINES OF THE SIERRA CUCHILLO MINING DISTRICT



BECKY MINE (CHISE DISTRICT)


BLACK KNIFE GROUP 1880’S - SEE: BLACK KNIFE MINE 


BLACK KNIFE MINE (AKA BLACK KNIFE GROUP 1880’S & PROSPECTORS DELIGHT MINE)


BOOTLEGGER MINE


CONCORDANT FLUORSPAR MINE - SEE: MILL HILL (CHISE DISTRICT)


CONFIDENCE MINE 1890‘S - SEE: CONFIDENCE MINE 


CONFIDENCE GROUP - SEE: CONFIDENCE MINE 


CONFIDENCE MINE (AKA: CONFIDENCE MINE 1890’S & CONFIDENCE GROUP)

  • Minerals:  Anglesite    Azurite    Brochantite   Calcite   Chalcocite   Galena    Hemimorphite    Linarite    Quartz   Vanadinite    Willemite    Wulfenite


CROSS MOUNTAIN PROSPECTS (CHISE DISTRICT)


CUCHILLO TIN DEPOSITS (AKA: MONTICELLO TIN DEPOSITS & WILLOW SPRINGS DRAW)

  • MINERALS:   Calcite    Cassiterite    Chevkinite    Diopside    Hematite    Maxwellite    Nitrocalcite Perrierite    Pseudobrookite    Sanidine    Tilasite    Titanite    Tridymite    Zircon


EMBOLITE CLAIM (PALOMAS CREEK)


EQUATOR AND IRON REEF GROUP (POLARIS CLAIM)


FAIRVIEW PROSPECT


MILL HILL (AKA CONCORDANT FLUORSPAR MINE) (CHISE DISTRICT)


MONTICELLO TIN DEPOSITS - SEE: CUCHILLO TIN DEPOSITS


PALOMAS CHIEF     (L0CATION?)


POLARIS CLAIM (ACROSS RIDGE FROM EQUATOR)


PROSPECTORS DELIGHT MINE - SEE: BLACK KNIFE MINE 


SIERRA CUCHILLO

  • Minerals:  Petrified Wood


SOUTH FORK CUCHILLO CREEK


  • Minerals:   Clinoptilolite


VICTORIO PROSPECT (CHISE DISTRICT)


WILLOW STRINGS DRAW - SEE: CUCHILLO TIN DEPOSITS



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