The Payroll Mine is a silver and zinc mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,560 feet.
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Elevation: 4,560 Feet (1,390 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Zinc
Lat, Long: 35.41417, -114.17333
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Payroll Mine MRDS details
Primary: Payroll Mine
District: Wallapai District
Land ownership: Private
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: 1887
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
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous
Comment (Deposit): 3 PARALLEL VEINS
Comment (Development): 2 CLAIMS: PAYROLL AND BLACK PRINCE; PREVIOUS OWNERS AND OPERAOTRS INCLUDE MRS. MARY MURPHY, J.J. HAWKINS, PAYROLL CONSOLIDATED MINING, THOMAS B. SCOTT, JR., RALPH R. LANGLEY
Comment (Workings): 3 SHAFTS (1 DEEP, 2 SHALLOW); DRIFTING AT 50, 200, 400, AND 600 FT LEVELS; TUNNELS
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH PORPHYRY INTRUSION, LCRET
Comment (Reserve-Resource): GRADES OF ORE GIVEN ARE HIGHEST ASSAY FIGURES TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCALITIES IN THE MINE
Reference (Deposit): DINGS, M. G., 1951 , THE WALLAPAI MINING DISTRICT, CERBAT MOUNTAINS, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA; U.S.G.S. BULL. 978-E
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F. C., 1909 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE CERBAT RANGE, BLACK MOUNTAINS, AND GRAND WASH CLIFFS, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA; U.S.G.S. BULL. 397
Reference (Deposit): HAURY, P. S., 1947 , EXAMINATION OF ZN-PB MINES IN THE WALLAPAI MINING DISTRICT, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. R.I. 4101
Reference (Production): U.S.G.S. BULL. 978-E; U.S.B.M. R.I. 4101
Reference (Reserve-Resource): U.S.B.M. R.I. 4101
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