The Gold Cliff Group is a tungsten, gold, and silver mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,140 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.
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
Primary: Gold Cliff Group
Secondary: Golden Reef
Secondary: Steele Claims
Tertiary: Niobium (Columbium)
District: Cave Creek District
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.
Owner Name: Russel Talbott (Mrs. Steele'S Son-In-Law)
Years: 1959 -
Time Period: 1936-1949
Description: Cp_Grade: ^Concentrates, 60-67% Wo3
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year Last Production: 1941
Discovery Year: 1910
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: N 45 E Fissure System Intersected By N 25-30 E Fissure System
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Coarse Sericitization And Silicification
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: FERBERITE CONTAINS 2.2% OF COLUMBIUM-TANTALUM OXIDE
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
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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