Superstition Mine

The Superstition Mine is a gold mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,549 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.

Mine Info

Name: Superstition Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,549 Feet (777 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.44833, -111.46972

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Superstition Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Superstition Mine
Secondary: Palmer Mine


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Goldfield District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Palmer, Ralph F.
Years: 1942 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1900
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: Nw Trending Faults In Superstition Mountains, Ne Of Mine Area


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): LOCATED ON THE SW EDGE OF THE SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED SUPERSTITION SAGA MINING CO, RAY THOMPSON, J. W. THOMAS, J. T. CORN, SUPERSTITION CONSOLIDATED MINING CO, WHICH FILED 22 CLAIMS IN 1923

Comment (Workings): SHAFT AT LEAST 215 FT DEEP. 6 FT CROSSCUT AND 40 FT OF DRIFTING IN 1942 2 OTHER SHAFTS ON QUADRANGLE MAP

Comment (Geology): NO DETAILED GEOLOGIC MAP OF MINE AREA


References

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ADMR SUPERSTITION FILE

Reference (Deposit): SHERIDAN, MICHAEL F., 1968. VOLCANIC GEOLOGY ALONG THE WESTERN PART OF THE APACHE TRAIL IN ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY SOUTHERN ARIZONA GUIDEBOOK III, P. 227-229.


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