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Altata Extension Mine

The Altata Extension Mine is a copper and silver mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,160 feet.

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: Altata Extension Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Mohave

Elevation: 4,160 Feet (1,268 Meters)

Commodity: Copper, Silver

Lat, Long: 35.4025, -114.18000

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Altata Extension Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Altata Extension Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc
Tertiary: Arsenic
Tertiary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Arizona
County: Mohave
District: Wallapai District


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


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: Mexican Highland


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Prec Schistosity N30e, Lcret Veins, Fissures, Dikes Nw To Nnw Regionally


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Molybdenite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Production): PRODUCTION TOTALS ARE COMBINED FROM ALTATA AND ALTATA EXTENSION MINES.

Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH PORPHYRY INTRUSION, LCRET


References

Reference (Deposit): DINGS, J.G., 1951 , THE WALLAPAI MINING DISTRICT, CERBAT MOUNTAINS, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. BULL. 978 - E

Reference (Deposit): PRELIMINARY RECONNAISSANCE FOR URANIUM IN MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, RME - 158 , JUNE 1970 , P. 4

Reference (Production): U.S.G.S. BULL. 978 - E


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