The Peg Leg Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,979 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: 2,979 Feet (908 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 33.04667, -111.06417
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Peg Leg Mine MRDS details
Primary: Peg Leg Mine
District: Wooley 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: Fishback, Martin
Years: 1948 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1937
Year Last Production: 1948
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Dikes And Fissures Trend Both E-W And Nw In Area. Paleocene Tea Cup Granodiorite Has N-S Contact With Ruin Granite 100 Meters W Of Mine
Description: E-W Trending Fissure Zone Through Mine
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Associated Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Development): OPERATED IN 1937-38 BY H.R. SCOTT; EXPLORED IN 1944 BU THEODORE PHILIPS
Comment (Location): UTM LOCATION BASED ON LOCATION OF SHAFT SYMBOL NEAR PEG LEG WELL ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)
Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): AZ DEPT MIN RESOURCES FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): USGS GQ 1206, 1975
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