Copper Top Mine

The Copper Top Mine is a gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

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: Copper Top Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa


Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.82333, -111.98639

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Copper Top Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Copper Top Mine


Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Lead


State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Cave Creek District

Land Status

Land ownership: County
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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Type: Underground


Owner Name: J. D. Marlar
Years: 1904 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1904
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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Analytical Data

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

Comment (Production): $10,000 IN GOLD

Comment (Workings): TWO SHAFTS, 100 AND 300 FEET DEEP.


Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES CARD FILE.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 140.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 137, P. 164.

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