Vulture Mine

The Vulture Mine is a gold 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: Vulture Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,001 Feet (610 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.82139, -112.83500

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Vulture Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Vulture Mine
Secondary: Texona
Secondary: East Vulture
Secondary: Vulture West Extension
Secondary: Vindicator Group
Secondary: Talmage
Secondary: Jane Elmore
Secondary: Sheridan
Secondary: Elmore
Secondary: Van Buren
Secondary: Astor
Secondary: Conkling
Secondary: Hamilton
Secondary: Custrer
Secondary: Sherman
Secondary: Pit Gold
Secondary: Black Hawk
Secondary: Texhoma
Secondary: Cook
Secondary: Peach
Secondary: Finlayson
Secondary: Taxona


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Lithium


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Vulture District


Land Status

Not available


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Vulture Mine Properties
Years: 1988 -

Owner Name: Budge, A. F. Mining Ltd.
Home Office: Scottsdale, Az.
Years: 1984 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1863
Year Last Production: 1966
Discovery Year: 1863
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: TABULAR


Structure

Type: L
Description: Fault Zone Parallels Lamination In Schist; 2 Large Faults: Talmadge (Dips 80ne) And Astor (Parallels Talmadge)


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Silicification


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: CONCENTRATES ASSAYED 12-15% PB, 8-12% ZN, 1-2% CU. AU HAD A FINENESS OF 760-780.


Materials

Ore: Silver
Ore: Electrum
Ore: Vanadinite
Ore: Spodumene
Ore: Gold
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Sericite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Iron
Unknown: Pyrite


Comments

Not available


References

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY DIGEST, V. 12, 1980, P. 93 & MAP.

Reference (Deposit): SPENCER, J.E., REYNOLDS, S.J., GRUBENSKY, M.J., DUNCAN, J.T., AND WHITE, D.C., 1989, GEOLOGY OF THE VULTURE GOLD MINE: ARIZONA GEOLOGY, V. 19, NO. 4, P. 1-4.

Reference (Deposit): WHITE, D.C., 1989, GEOLOGY OF THE VULTURE MINE: MINING ENGINEERING, NOVEMBER, 1989, P. 1119-1122.

Reference (Deposit): NIEMUTH, N.J., 1987, ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 29, 46 P.

Reference (Deposit): SAWYER, M.B., GURMENDI, A.C., DALEY, M.R., AND HOWELL, S.B., 1992, PRINCIPAL DEPOSITS OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS IN ARIZONA: UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL PUBLICATION, 334 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): ABM FILE DATA; WHITE, 1988, P. 1120; SPENCER AND OTHERS, 1989; SAWYER AND OTHERS, 1992.

Reference (Reserve-Resource): NIEMUTH, 1987.

Reference (Deposit): WILSON AND OTHERS, 1934, ABM BULLETIN 137, P. 157-162.

Reference (Deposit): HUTCHINSON, 1921, ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL, V. III, NO. 7, P. 298-302.

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA MINING JOURNAL AND MINING JOURNAL, VARIOUS ISSUES, 1920'S & 1930

Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): USGS, AZ BUREAU OF MINES, AND U.S.S BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, 1969, MINERAL AND WATER RESOURCES OF ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 180, 638 P.

Reference (Deposit): ROSS, C.P., 1923, USGS WATER SUPPLY PAPER 498.

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, WAYNE, 1985, THE VULTURE: CALIFORNIA MINING JOURNAL, V. 55, NO. 2, P. 8-11.


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