The Rural Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,259 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: 5,259 Feet (1,603 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 35.38556, -114.13167
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Rural Mine MRDS details
Primary: Rural Mine
District: Wallapai District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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.
Time Period: 1886 - 1887
Material type: ORE AVG
Description: Cp_Grade: ^304 Oz Ag/Ton
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Prec Schistosity N30e, Lcret Veins, Fissures, Dikes Nw To Nnw Regionally
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH PORPHYRY INTRUSION, LCRET
Comment (Production): FIGURES ARE COMBINED PRODUCTION FROM BUCKEYE AND RURAL MINES.
Comment (Deposit): SAME VEIN AS BUCKEYE MINE
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F. C., 1909 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE CERBAT RANGE, BLACK MOUNTAINS AND GRAND WASH GULCH, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA; U.S.G.S. BULL. 397
Reference (Deposit): BASTIN, E. S., 1925 , ORIGIN OF CERTAIN RICH SILVER ORES NEAR CHLORIDE AND KINGMAN, ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. BULL. 750-B, P. 24
Reference (Production): U.S.G.S. BULL 750-B, P. 24
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