Mine Shaft Windmill

The Mine Shaft Windmill is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona.

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.

Mine Info

Name: Mine Shaft Windmill  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal


Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 32.94444, -111.18028

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Mine Shaft Windmill MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mine Shaft Windmill


Primary: Copper


State: Arizona
County: Pinal

Land Status

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.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert

Mineral Deposit Model

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Form: VEIN


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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Barren Quartz Veins


Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Pliocene

Name: Diorite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

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Ore: Chrysocolla
Gangue: Muscovite
Gangue: Hematite


Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)


Reference (Deposit): W. YEEND, FIELD EXAM

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