The Buckeye Claim is a tungsten mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,999 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: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Tungsten
Lat, Long: 33.94083, -112.52667
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Buckeye Claim MRDS details
Primary: Buckeye Claim
District: White Picacho 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: E And D Hamilton And F A Sayre
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1953
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: NARROW SEAMS
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: GREATER THAN 1% WO3
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)
Comment (Development): 1 UNPATENTED CLAIM
Comment (Workings): 3 SHALLOW SHAFTS AND PROSPECT PITS
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION CAN BE TRACED FOR ABOUT 225 FEET. MINERALIZED ZONE CONFORMS TO SCHISTOSITY
Reference (Deposit): DALE, V.B., 1959, TUNGSTEN DEPOSITS OF YUMA, MARICOPA, PINAL, AND GRAHAM COUNTIES, ARIZ.: U.S.B.M. R.I. 5516, P. 35
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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