The Apache & Dulcy Claims is a manganese mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,402 feet.
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Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 33.73583, -113.18250
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Apache & Dulcy Claims MRDS details
Primary: Apache & Dulcy Claims
Secondary: Gallagher & Flynn
District: Aguila District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: J. N. House
Years: 1954 -
Owner Name: Frank Mcelrath
Years: 1954 -
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Ap_Grade: ^18 Percent Mn
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Ap_Grade: ^40 Percent Mn
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1915
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: LOW FE OXIDE CONTENT
Comment (Geology): BRECCIATED ZONES ARE ABOUT 10 FEET WIDE. MOST OF THEORE IS IN NARROW SEAMS OF OXIDES. OXIDES EXTEND TO 30 FT. DEEP ORE MINED FROM 2 VEINS, 750 FEET APART
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: WWI
Comment (Deposit): 3 VEINS IN 10 FT WIDE BRECCIA ZONE; SAME VEINS AS NEARBY U. S. GROUP. THE APACHE CLAIM HAS 2 VEINS, ONE 24 M LONG AND 1 TO 1.5 M WIDE, THE OTHER 120 M X 1 TO 1.5 M. BOTH STRIKE NORTH WITH STEEP DIPS. THE EAST VEIN DIPS TO THE EAST (?), THE WEST VEIN DIPS TO THE WEST.
Comment (Workings): 30 FOOT DEEP OPEN CUT (ON DULCY NO. 2 CLAIM), UP TO 25 FOOT DEEP OPEN CUT (BULK OF ORE PRODUCED, APACHE CLAIM). APACHE HAS 8 M LONG INCLINE OF UNKNOWN DEPTH AND 22 M SQUARE OPEN PIT.
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)
Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED FRANK MCELRATH (1954). PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 4 CLAIMS.
Reference (Production): WILSON AND BUTLER, 1930.
Reference (Deposit): U.S.B.M. CARD FILE.
Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA-CLUSTER NO 604-GALLAGHER AND FLYNN.
Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. B. M. BULL. 127, P. 68.
Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., AND STEWART, L.A., 1958, MN DEPOSITS,WESTERN ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INF. CIRC. 7843.
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 (Other Database): CIMRI
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