The Portland-Mizpah Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,501 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: 3,501 Feet (1,067 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 35.64056, -113.91889
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Portland-Mizpah Mine MRDS details
Primary: Portland-Mizpah Mine
District: Music Mountain District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1929
Year Last Production: 1941
Discovery Year: 1908
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Workings): 1-400 FT SHAFT, TUNNELS-1085 FT, CROSSCUTS-210 FT, RAISES-500 FT, STOPES-390 FT.
Comment (Geology): LOCAL 2-MICA PLUTON IS PROBABLY ETERT SIMILAR PLUTON NEAR BY WAS DATED AT 65 M.Y.
Comment (Location): SEE MUSIC MOUNTAIN MINE FOR DESCRIPTION OF ADJOINING MINE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1980)
Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED: JIM ATKINS, DEAN HOGUE, CHARLES M. GIVERN, PORRTLAND + MIZPAH MINING COMPANY, AND PEACOCK CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY
Comment (Deposit): TWO VEINS 18 TO 24 IN WIDE EACH ABOVE 325 FT, BELOW 48 TO 56 IN WIDE EACH.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
Reference (Deposit): USBM-ABGMT FILE DATA.
Reference (Deposit): ADMR PORTLAND-MIZPAH-FILE.
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