The Tom Reed Mine is a gold mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,700 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: 2,700 Feet (823 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.02361, -114.37972
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Tom Reed Mine MRDS details
Primary: Tom Reed Mine
Secondary: Blue Ridge
Secondary: Ben Harrison
District: San Francisco 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.
Owner Name: Sawyer Petroleum Co.
Years: 1959 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1905
Year Last Production: 1939
Discovery Year: 1900
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Nw Trending Faults And Veins
Description: Tom Reed Vein Offset By Mallory Fault Near Big Jim Mine; Mallory Fault Strikes Nw But Dips 60-70 Sw
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Pyritized Areas More Altered; Bleaching; Kaolin, Calcite, And Chlorite Have Formed
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Deposit): TWO ORE BODIES WERE REACHED BY THE BEN HARRISON SHAFT, TIP TOP ORE BODY AND BEN HARRISON ORE SHOOT. THE TIP TOP BODY IS LOCATED UNDER THE TOWN OF OATMAN, IT EXTENDS FROM THE 0-FOOT LEVEL DOWN TO BELOW THE 1400-FOOT LEVEL. THE BEN HARRISON ORE SHOOT EXTENDS FROM JUST BELOW THE SURFACE DOWN TO ABOUT 800 FEET. THE TOM REED VEIN EXTENDS BEYOND THE BENJAMIN HARRISON AND TIP TOP CLAIMS TO BECOME THE AZTEC, BIG JIM (OFFSET BY FAULTING), UNITED EASTERN (BRANCHING OFF OF MAIN VEIN) AND AMERICAN VEINS
Comment (Development): PREVIOUS OWNERS AND OPERATORS INCLUDE GOLD ROAD CO. (1901), BLUE RIDGE GOLD MINES CO (1904), TOM REED GOLD MINES CO (1906), JACK ZWINGE, D.H. SULLIVAN; THE PROPERTIES OF THE TOM REED GOLD MINE EXTENDED FOR AROUND 3 MILES ALONG THE TOM REED VEIN. SOME OF THESE PROPERTIES ARE DESCRIBED IN OTHER ENTRIES. (SEE AZTEC AND GREY EAGLE)
Comment (Workings): TOTAL UNDERGROUND WORKINGS ON TOM REED VEIN AMOUNT TO 15 MILES, THIS INCLUDES THE BEN HARRISON, AZTEC, GREY EAGLE, AND BLACK EAGLE MINES. THE BEN HARRISON SHAFT WAS THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE TOM REED CLAIMS; THE SHAFT APPARENTLY IS CONNECTED TO THE TIP TOP AND OLLA OATMAN SHAFTS AND TO THE NO. 1 AND 2 SHAFTS OF THE UNITED EASTERN; THE HARRISON SHAFT IS 900 FT DEEP WITH A WINZE FROM THE 700 FT LEVEL TO THE 1400 FT LEVEL
Comment (Commodity): DISTRICT ALSO HAS SMALL AMOUNTS OF CHALCOPYRITE, CHALCOCITE, PYRITE, CHRYSOCOLLA, RED PB OXIDE, AND WULFENITE
Comment (Location): MINE EXTENDS INTO SECTIONS 14 AND 22.
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION TOTALS FOR THE TOM REED ALSO INCLUDES SOME PRODUCTION FOR THE AZTEC, GREY EAGLE, AND BLACK EAGLE MINES AS WELL AS OTHER SMALLER MINES OWNED BY TOM REED GOLD MINES, IN ADDITION TO PRODUCTION FROM THE BEN HARRISON SHAFT
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 192.
Reference (Deposit): LAUSEN, C., 1931, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE OATMAN AND KATHERINE DISTRICTS, ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 131, P. 101.
Reference (Deposit): WILSON, E.D., 1934, ARIZONA LODE GOLD MINES AND GOLD MINING: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 137, P. 80, 90.
Reference (Deposit): GARDNER, E.D., 1936, GOLD MINING AND MILLING IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS, WESTERN MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S.B.M. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 6901, P. 19.
Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.
Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA.
Reference (Production): ARIZ. BUR. OF MINES BULL. 137 , P. 80
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