Buckeye Claim

The Buckeye Claim is a tungsten mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,999 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: Buckeye Claim  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 33.94083, -112.52667

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Buckeye Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Buckeye Claim


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: White Picacho 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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: E And D Hamilton And F A Sayre


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1953
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

Form: NARROW SEAMS


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: GREATER THAN 1% WO3


Materials

Ore: Scheelite
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Garnet
Gangue: Hornblende


Comments

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


References

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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