Prince of Arizona Mine

The Prince of Arizona Mine is a lead and gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

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: Prince of Arizona Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Lead, Gold

Lat, Long: 33.77667, -112.36472

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Prince of Arizona Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Prince of Arizona Mine
Secondary: Prince


Commodity

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


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Pikes Peak District


Land Status

Land ownership: State
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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Dora Thayer (Owner Of 4 Claims)
Years: 1961 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1920
Year Last Production: 1940
Discovery Year: 1901
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Microdiorite Dikes Are Truncated By Tert Volcanic Flows


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Andesite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Descloizite
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Siderite


Comments

Comment (Production): SHIPPED 1 CARLOAD OF ORE IN 1920 WHICH RAN 52.7% PB, 39.7 OZ/T AG, AND $5/T AU

Comment (Development): 3 CLAIMS STAKED IN 1901, 17 MORE CLAIMS LOCATED BY C.C. MCGINNIS & W. E. THOMAS IN 1920. CLAIMS INCLUDE PRINCE OF ARIZONA, CAMP, MINIMU M, FISSURE, SUMMIT, EL PLOMO, DEMOCRAT, COMMONWEALTH, ANNEX, ARGENTITE ; FORMER OPERATORS INCLUDE LUTHER MCADAMS, C.M. GRADY

Comment (Workings): ONE 40 FT AND ONE 120 FT INCLINED SHAFT DRIVEN AROUND 1901; OPEN PITS OR SHALLOW BENCHES ABOUT 200 FT LONG

Comment (Deposit): THIS REPORT REPRESENTS A MERGER OF ORIGINAL RECORD M004277 WITH RE CORD M800243 OF JAN WILT IN MOLYBDENUM FILE, CONTACT PERSON T.G. THEOD ORE, USGS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Location): ADJOINS CHARLOTTE GROUP TO NE ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :1964

Comment (Commodity): ALSO BI & U OXIDES NOTED


References

Reference (Deposit): ABM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): WILLIS, 1920, AZ MIN JOUR, APRIL 1920, P. 38

Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET 203

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Production): WILLIS, 1920, P. 38


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