The Climax Mine is a gold mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,720 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: 3,720 Feet (1,134 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.94333, -114.11056
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Climax Mine MRDS details
Primary: Climax Mine
District: Lost Basin 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.
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: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Production): ABOUT 11,000 TONS OF ORE FROM CLIMAX, CYCLOPIC, LILLIAN, & GOLD GR OUPS IN 1940 PRODUCED 204 OZ AG, 459 OZ AU
Comment (Deposit): THIS REPORT WAS TAKEN FROM RECORD M030383 OF JAN WILT IN MOLYBDENUM FILE; CONTACT PERSON T.G. THEODORE, USGS. THIS RECORD ALSO CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE RECORD D000072 OF R.P. FISCHER WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED FROM MAIN MRDS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): BLACET, 1972, USGS PP 800 A.
Reference (Deposit): BLACET, 1975, USGS OF 75-93.
Reference (Deposit): GALBRAITH, 1941, ARIZ. BUREAU OF MINES BULL. 149, P. 64.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
Reference (Production): AZ BUR GEOLOGY FILE DATA
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