A-1 Claims

The A-1 Claims is a manganese mine located in Graham county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,239 feet.

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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: A-1 Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Graham

Elevation: 4,239 Feet (1,292 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 32.73056, -109.24333

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A-1 Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: A-1 Claims
Secondary: Paradise and Spw Claims
Secondary: A-1 Group
Secondary: Muller Manganese
Secondary: Denton Mine Group


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Graham
District: Ash Peak District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Raymond, G.T. Godfrey, And John Pospohola
Years: 1961 -

Owner Name: Raymond And G.T. Godfrey (Ace Building And Roofing Supplies)


Production

Year: 1954
Description: Ap_Grade: ^41 % Mn


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1952
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: SEAMS AND BUNCHES


Structure

Type: R
Description: Steep Northerly Trending Zones Of Shearing And Brecciation In Volcanic Rocks

Type: L
Description: Manganese Deposits Form Narrow Interlacing Seams And Small Irregular Bunches Surrounding Unmineralized Framgments Of Wall Rock


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Psilomelane
Ore: Pyrolusite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: BLACK BEAUTY GROUP; DENTON MINES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): A-1 CLAIMS OF PARADISE AND SPW LOCATED IN SECTIONS 23 AND 24; A-1 GROUP CLAIMS LOCATED IN SECTIONS 13 AND 14; GEODETIC AND UTM COORDINATES DESCRIBE SHAFT AND PROSPECT IN THE SE QUARTER OF SECTION 14

Comment (Production): NO ORE HAS BEEN PRODUCED FROM THE A-1 CLAIMS OF PARADISE AND SPW; KNOWN ORE PRODUCTION IS FROM A-1 GROUP CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): PROPERTY COMPRISES 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS (2 CLAIMS OF A-1 GROUP; 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS OF PARADIST AND SPW, LOCATED ON THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN SIDES OF THE A-1 GROUP); MINERALIZED SECTION OF THE FRACTURE ZONE RANGES FROM 6 TO 8 FT WIDE AND IS TRACEABLE ON THE SURFACE FOR ABOUT 50 FT ALONG THE STRIKE; OTHER SMALL AND ISOLATED SPOTS OF LOW-GRADE ORE ARE EXPOSED FOR 200 FT OR MORE TO THE NW ALONG THE PROJECTED TREND OF FRACTURING; MAXIMUM THICKNESS OF STRINGERS IS 1 INCH; MAXIMUM WIDTH OF SEAMS REACHES 40 FT ON THE SPW CLAIM

Comment (Workings): BULLDOZER STRIPPING AND A SMALL SHAFT.

Comment (Geology): STRINGERS OF ORE ARE CLOSELY SPACED IN SOME PARTS OF THE FRACTURE ZONE AND ARE SEPARATED BY SEVERAL FT OF BARREN COUNTRY ROCK IN OTHER PARTS OF THE ZONE

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED CHRIS G. MULLER (1954), ASH PEAK MANGANESE CO; CLAIMS BECAME PART OF DENTON MINES PROPERTY IN THE LATE 1950'S


References

Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., STEWART, L.A., AND DELONG, C. W., 1961 , MANGANESE DEPOSITS OF EASTERN ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7990 , P. 106

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES; A-1 CLAIMS (GREENLEE COUNTY), A-1 GROUP (GRAHAM COUNTY, PARADISE AND SPW CLAIMS (GREENLEE COUNTY, DENTON MINE (SANDERS; THURSTON AND HARDY)

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ DEPT MINERAL RESOURSES FILE DATA; MULLER MANGANESE, DENTON MINE (SANDERS; THURSTON AND HARDY)

Reference (Production): U.S.B.M. I.C. 7990 .