The Midwest Mine is a lead, molybdenum, and silver mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,199 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: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)
Commodity: Lead, Molybdenum, Silver
Lat, Long: 34.63417, -113.64889
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Midwest Mine MRDS details
Primary: Midwest Mine
Secondary: Shannon Basin Moly Mine
Secondary: Lead Moly Group
District: Devils Wash District
Land ownership: Federal
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: Emery Blevins, Wikieup , Midwest Resources, Inc.
Years: 1962 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Leaching Of Sulfides, Probably Pyrite
Comment (Location): MAIN MINE WORKINGS ARE 1 MI W OF MILL. MILL IS 1 MI W OF HIGHWAY 9 3, 3 MI S OF WIKIEUP
Comment (Production): DRY CONCENTRATING PLANT ANTICIPATED MILL FEED OF ABOUT 5% PB, 1% M O, AND 0.25-0.5 OZ AG FROM AN OPEN CUT. THE MINE SHAFT IS SAID TO HAVE SHOWN A CONSIDERABLY BETTER GRADE OF ORE AT DEPTH
Comment (Development): DRILLED BY BAGDAD COPPER CO. IN 1965
Comment (Workings): DRY CONCENTRATING PLANT BUILT IN 1958 BUT SCRAPPED. CONVENTIONAL WET JIG PLANT BUILT IN LATE 1958; DISMANTLED IN 1959
Comment (Geology): 6 MI AWAY IS 58.1+/-2.3 M.Y. INTRUSION
Comment (Deposit): THIS REPORT WAS TAKEN FROM RECORD M030370 OF JAN WILT IN MOLYBDENU M FILE; CONTACT PERSON T. G. THEODORE, USGS ; INFO.SRC : 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Production): DEPT MIN RES, 1962, MO PROSPECTS-AZ
Reference (Deposit): AZ DEPT MIN RES, 1962, MO PROSPECTS IN AZ, PHOENIX
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