The Oliver Claims is a manganese mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 7,201 feet.
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Elevation: 7,201 Feet (2,195 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 33.19778, -109.36944
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Oliver Claims MRDS details
Primary: Oliver Claims
District: Copper Mountain District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Description: Ap_Grade: ^18.9 % Mn
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1955
Discovery Year: 1955
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENSES, IRREGULAR MASSES
Description: Narrow Belts Of Carboniferous Limestone Surrounded By Tertiary Volcanic Flows
Description: Limestone Beds Occupy Eastern End Of A Comparatively Narrow Belt Of Carboniferous Rocks That Extends Westward For Several Miles
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Surface Oxidation To Unknown Depths
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pennsylvanian
Comment (Deposit): SEE ALSO: SYLVIA M. CLAIMS, LOCATED ON SAME LIMESTONE BELT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Location): LOCATION IS APPROXIMATE, CLAIMS ARE IN SW 1/4 OF SECTION 04 .
Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED CHARLES H. JONAS, BEN BILLINGSLEY, AND ROY WILSON
Comment (Deposit): FAULT OR FRACTURE ZONE STRIKES N40E AND DIPS STEEPLYTO NW; LIMESTONE BEDS TREND ABOUT N30E AND DIP 20NW; 2 UNPATENTED LODE CLAIMS
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW ADIT, BULLDOZER STRIPING AND TRENCHING.
Comment (Geology): BEST ORE WAS FOUND IN THE NE HALF OF THE DEPOSIT WHERE THE MINERALIZED AREAS RANGED FROM 2 TO 6 FT IN WIDTH AND FROM A FEW FT TO TENS OF FT IN LENGTH
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. 96 .
Reference (Deposit): USBM FILES, OLIVER GROUP OF CLAIMS
Reference (Deposit): BENNETT, 1975, GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF THE BRECCIAS IN THE MORENCI-METCALF DISTRICT, GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA: M.S. THESIS UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 153 P.
Reference (Production): U.S.B.M. I.C. 7990 , P. 96 .
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