The Hercules - Badger Mine is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,701 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: 4,701 Feet (1,433 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver, Lead
Lat, Long: 35.425, -114.17167
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Hercules - Badger Mine MRDS details
Primary: Hercules - Badger Mine
District: Wallapai District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: Intermountain Exploration Co.
Years: 1974 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1902
Year Last Production: 1970
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Form: LENTICULAR SHOOTS
Description: Prec Schistosity N30e, Lcret Veins, Fissures, Dikes Nw To Nnw Regionally
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Development): 5 PATENTED CLAIMS: WOODCHUCK, BADGER, HERCULES, WATERWITCH, AND MAJESTIC; PREVIOUS OWNERS AND OPERATORS INCLUDE COMSTOCK AND FERGUSON (1903), F.H. KRAFT (1903), CALIFORNIA-NEVADA EXPLORATION CO, HERCULES ARIZONA MINING, C.V. DAVIS, O.N. CRAFTS, F.H. CRAFTS, J. MCDONALD, INTERMOUNTAIN EXPLORATION CO.
Comment (Deposit): HERCULES VEIN TRENDS N54W AND DIPS 70 SW AND IS INTERSECTED BY A VEIN TRENDING N80W, DIPPING 80N; THE WORKINGS ON THE HERCULES CLAIM ARE NEAR THE INTERSECTION; BADGER VEIN TRENDS N40W AND DIPS 80 NE; THE "BIG VEIN" TRENDS PARALLEL TO THE BADGER BUT DIPS 80 SW
Comment (Geology): MINERALIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH PORPHYRY INTRUSION, LCRET
Comment (Deposit): ORE WIDTHS NOW EXPOSED ARE TOO NARROW TO BE MINABLE ( 1947 ) ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Workings): ON BADGER CLAIM: 1025 FT TUNNEL AND 171 FT SHAFT; ON HERCULES CLAIM: SHAFT OF 250 FT, 60 FT TUNNEL, AND 4 SHALLOW SHAFTS
Reference (Deposit): DINGS, M.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, 1952 TO 1956 ; U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION, RME-158 , 1970 , P. 19
Reference (Deposit): 5) 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 (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA
Reference (Production): U.S.G.S. BULL. 978-E, U.S.B.M. R.I. 4101
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
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