The Seal Rock Group is a kyanite and mica mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,841 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: 1,841 Feet (561 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Kyanite, Mica
Lat, Long: 33.54389, -112.01972
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Seal Rock Group MRDS details
Primary: Seal Rock Group
District: Phoenix Mountains District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Name: Mica Schist
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Deposit): SCHRADER (USGS BULL. 690) CLAIMS CINNABAR WAS FOUND. OTHER WORK SHOWS NO SUCH OCCURRENCE.
Comment (Location): NOT LOCATED ON QUAD. ESTIMATED FROM MILLS. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)
Comment (Deposit): SMALL PAST KYANITE PRODUCTION ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS, 2ND ED.: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. BUREAU MINES, 1927, BULL. 122.
Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL. 690 P. 104.
Reference (Deposit): BAILEY, E. H., USGS, PERSONAL FILES
Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA CLUSTER NO 509- SEALROCK GROUP.
Reference (Deposit): PEIRCE, H.W., 1990, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS CARD FILE.
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