Lions Den Mine

The Lions Den Mine is a manganese mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,001 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: Lions Den Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,001 Feet (610 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.73583, -113.27111

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Lions Den Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Lions Den Mine


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Aguila District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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: Aguila Mining And Milling Co.
Years: 1954 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past 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: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED E OF TIGER WASH IN THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS. INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Development): 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): MN OXIDES OCCUR IN IRREGULAR MASSES AND NARROW SEAMS SURROUNDING BRECCIATED FRAGMENTS.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT AND INCLINED SHAFT. 10 FOOT DEEP OPEN CUT.


References

Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., AND STEWART, L.A., 1958, MN DEPOSITS OF WESTERN ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INF. CIRC. 7843.

Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA-CLUSTER NUMBER 599-LIONS DEN MINE.

Reference (Production): FARNHAM AND STEWART, 1958.


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