Gold Cliff Group

The Gold Cliff Group is a tungsten, gold, and silver mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,140 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: Gold Cliff Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 3,140 Feet (957 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 33.88333, -111.91278

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Gold Cliff Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gold Cliff Group
Secondary: Golden Reef
Secondary: Pocahontas
Secondary: Nata
Secondary: Diaz
Secondary: Steele Claims


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Molybdenum
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Tertiary: Beryllium
Tertiary: Niobium (Columbium)


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Cave Creek District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Russel Talbott (Mrs. Steele'S Son-In-Law)
Years: 1959 -


Production

Year: 1949
Time Period: 1936-1949
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Concentrates, 60-67% Wo3


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1941
Discovery Year: 1910
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

Not available


Structure

Type: L
Description: N 45 E Fissure System Intersected By N 25-30 E Fissure System


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Coarse Sericitization And Silicification


Rocks

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


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: FERBERITE CONTAINS 2.2% OF COLUMBIUM-TANTALUM OXIDE


Materials

Ore: Fluorite
Ore: Ferberite
Ore: Molybdenite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

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

Comment (Deposit): THIS REPORT REPRESENTS A MERGER OF ORIGINAL RECORD M001892 WITH RECORD D000773 OF JIM ELLIOT AND JAN WILT IN MOLYBDENUM FILE, CONTACT PERSON T.G. THEODORE, USGS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Deposit): GOLD IN NE PART OF AREA, W IN SW PART OF AREA. ATTITUDES ARE GIVEN FOR 2 FISSURES. GOLD IS FINE GRAINED AND OCCURS MAINLY IN CAVITIES. FERBERITE IS NEXT TO FOOTWALL IN LENSES WITH UP TO 600 POUNDS OF NEARLY PURE MINERAL.

Comment (Workings): SEVERAL OPEN STOPES, SURFACE CUTS, AND SHORT ADITS, 6 TUNNELS

Comment (Development): 4 PATENTED, 9 UNPATENTED CLAIMS, PREVIOUS OWNERS AND OPERATORS INCLUDE DAN STEELE AND STUART GOLD REEF MINES, HOMESTAKE, ALEXANDER, GOLDEN REEF, COTTONWOOD INC (1934), GOLD CLIFF MINING CO AND JACK LEMONS (1941); MINE WAS REVIVED IN 1910 BY JAKE LIN; GOLD REEF MINING CO (DAN & MANDE STEELE) (1917)

Comment (Production): WORKED DURING WWI BY PITTSBURG TUNGSTEN CO, BUT PRODUCTION FIGURES ARE NOT AVAILABLE


References

Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, 1966, USBM RI 6828.

Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, 1966, USBM RI 6828, P. 58.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE (STUART GOLD REEF, GOLD REEF).

Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): DALE, 1959; WILSON, 1941

Reference (Deposit): DALE, 1959, USBM RI 5516, P. 37-40.

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, 1941, ABM BULL 148, P. 26.


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