The Excelsior Mine is a gold mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,442 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: 3,442 Feet (1,049 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.80333, -114.19611
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Excelsior Mine MRDS details
Primary: Excelsior Mine
District: Gold Basin 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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1885
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Physiographic Detail: Garnet Range
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Propyllitic
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Deposit): GOLD MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH CRET MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZ VEINS.
Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFTS, DRIFTS, AND STOPES
Comment (Development): WALTER FLECK, BARKLEY, SKOGLIE, JOHN LARLOW, MALCO GOLD MINING CO, C.L. FLECK, BEN F. GRIFFITH
Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1880'S
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F.C., 1909, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE CERBAT RANGE, BLACK MOUNTAINS, AND THE GRAND WASH CLIFFS, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. BULL. 397, P. 122.
Reference (Deposit): ELSING, M.J., AND HEINEMAN, R.E., 1936, ARIZONA METAL PRODUCTION: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 140, P. 96
Reference (Deposit): MYERS, I.A., SMITH, E.I., AND WYMAN, R.V., 1986, CONTROL OF GOLD MINERALIZATION AT THE CYCLOPIC MINE, GOLD BASIN DISTRICT, MOHAVE COUNTRY, ARIZONA: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 81, P. 1553-1557.
Reference (Production): ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 140 , P. 96
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