The Arizona Manganese Prospect is a manganese mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 479 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.
Elevation: 479 Feet (146 Meters)
Lat, Long: 34.45389, -114.32944
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Arizona Manganese Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Arizona Manganese Prospect
District: Pilot Rock District
Land ownership: State Park
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
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: ORE JUDGED TO CONTAIN 35 % MN, 8 % FE
Comment (Deposit): THE DEPOSITS CONSIST OF SEVERAL VEINS AND BRECCIA ZONES THAT CUT THE BASALT OR LIE ON THE BASALT-SANDSTONE CONTACT.
Comment (Workings): TEN OPEN CUTS RANGING FROM 20 - 80 FEET LONG, AND UP TO 10 FEET DEEP.
Reference (Deposit): WILSON, E.D. AND BUTLER, G.M., 1930 , MANGANESE ORE DEPOSITS IN ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 127 , P. 76 - 8
Reference (Deposit): JONES, E.L. JR. AND RANSOME, F.L., 1920 , DEPOSITS OF MANGANESE ORE IN ARIZONA: U.S.G.S. BULLETIN 710 - D, P. 151 - 3
Reference (Production): U.S.G.S. BULL. 710 - D, P. 151 - 3
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