The Vivian Mine is a gold mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,201 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: 2,201 Feet (671 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.015, -114.42139
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Vivian Mine MRDS details
Primary: Vivian Mine
Secondary: Jacks Shaft
Secondary: Leland-Mitchell-Vivian Group
Secondary: Oro Fino Group
District: Oatman 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: 1902
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: WIRE GOLD AND CLUMPS IN POCKETS OR BUNCHES
Description: Nnw To Wnw Trending Vein And Fault System In Tert Volcanic Rocks
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): 3 SHAFTS AND ADIT, CONNECTED BY DRIFTS
Comment (Location): MINE EXTENDS SLIGHTLY INTO SEC 21.
Comment (Development): MINE IS ON VIVIAN CLAIM; PREVIOUS OWNERS AND OPERATORS INCLUDE JUDGE E.M. ROSS, THOMAS EWING, VIVIAN MINING CO
Comment (Deposit): IN ADDITION TO THE VIVIAN, VIVIAN MINING CO AT TIMES ALSO OWNED TOE LELAND AND WESTERN APEX ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Commodity): CALCITE IS DARK AND CRYSTALLINE. DISTRICT ALSO CONTAINS SMALL AMOUNT OF CHALCOPYRITE, CHALCOCITE, PYRITE, CHRYSOCOLLA, RED PB OXIDE, & WULFENITE.
Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA.
Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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, P. 195.
Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.
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