Rainbow Silver Mine

The Rainbow Silver Mine is a silver, copper, and lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,999 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Rainbow Silver Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver, Copper, Lead

Lat, Long: 33.14194, -111.20694

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Rainbow Silver Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rainbow Silver Mine


Primary: Silver
Primary: Copper
Primary: Lead


State: Arizona
County: Pinal

Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Diabase
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Galena
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Tetrahedrite


Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)


Reference (Deposit): W.J. HASLER, PERSONAL FILES

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