The Aztec Mine is a gold mine located in Colfax county, New Mexico at an elevation of 10,200 feet.
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Name: Aztec Mine
State: New Mexico
Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3,109 Meters)
Lat, Long: 36.62972, -105.18333
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Aztec Mine MRDS details
Primary: Aztec Mine
Secondary: Aztec Reservation: Claims
Secondary: Aztec Extension
Secondary: Nancy Hawks
Secondary: Mountain Lion
State: New Mexico
District: Baldy District: East Flank Of Baldy Mountain
Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Maxwell Land Grant Co.
Years: 1940 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1868
Year Last Production: 1940
Discovery Year: 1868
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: M
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: PODS AND SHOOTS
Comment (Production): ANDERSON, E.C., 1957, P.35, REPORTED THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF THE AZTEC MINE IS ESTIMATED TO EXCEED 4 MILLIONS DOLLARS IN VALUE.
Comment (Deposit): DEPOSITS OCCUR IN PODS AND SHOOTS IN FISSURES ASSOCIATED WITH FAULTS AND ALONG THE SHALE-SANDSTONE CONTACT.
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS ARE SHOWN IN A LONGITUDINAL SECTION BY CHASE AND MUIR, 1923... FOUR SHAFTS, A LONG TUNNEL, WINZES, RAISES AND SEVERAL CROSSCUT CONSTITUTE THE MAIN WORK.
Reference (Deposit): WANEK, A.A., AND OTHERS, 1964 USGS MAP I-425
Reference (Deposit): COOPER, J.R., 1962 USGS MAP MR-22
Reference (Deposit): PETITT, R.F., JR., 1966 NMGS GUIDEBOOK SEVENTEENTH FIELD CONFERENCE, P. 69-72
Reference (Deposit): CLARK, K.F., AND READ, C.B., 1972 NMBMMR BULL 94, P. 123-124*11) NMBMMR GENERAL FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): CHASE, C.A., AND MUIR, D., 1923 AM. INST. MIN. MET. ENG. TRANS., VOL 68, P. 270-281
Reference (Deposit): METZGER, O.H., 1938 USBM IC-6987, P. 56-57
Reference (Deposit): JONES, F.A., 1904 NEW MEXICO MINES AND MINERALS, THE NEW MEXICAN PRINTING CO., SANTA FE, N.M., P. 138-151
Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN, W., GRATON, L.C., AND GORDON, C.H., 1910 USGS PP 68, P. 92-97
Reference (Deposit): LEE, W.., 1916 USGS BULL 620-N, PART 1, P. 325-330
Reference (Deposit): ANDERSON, E.C., 1957 NMBMMR BULL 39, P. 35-36
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