Moon Anchor Mine

The Moon Anchor Mine is a lead, silver, and gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

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: Moon Anchor Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Silver, Gold

Lat, Long: 33.64222, -113.01361

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Moon Anchor Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Moon Anchor Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Osborn 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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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: POD


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Mimetite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Fluorite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): ESTIMATED SIZE OF POD IS 15 X 9 M.

Comment (Workings): 16M X 7M ROOM DRIVEN. 30M X 8M X 2M PIT.

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)


References

Reference (Deposit): ALLEN, G.B., 1985, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS OF WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL TECHNOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPORT 85-17, 140 P.

Reference (Deposit): U.S.B.M. CARD FILE.


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