Big Horn Mountains Placers

The Big Horn Mountains Placers is a gold mine located in Maricopa 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: Big Horn Mountains Placers  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.76167, -113.23861

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Big Horn Mountains Placers MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Big Horn Mountains Placers
Secondary: Big Horn
Secondary: Sweeney
Secondary: Tiger
Secondary: Borian
Secondary: Davenport


Commodity

Primary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Big Horn District


Land Status

Land ownership: Federal
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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
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

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

Ore: Gold


Comments

Comment (Deposit): LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF THESE DEPOSITS.

Comment (Location): LOCATION OF THE PLACERS IS UNCERTAIN, MOST ARE THOUGHT TO BE IN T5N, R9W. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Production): PLACERS WERE WORKED FROM 1933-1942

Comment (Workings): MOST PRODUCTION CAME FROM INDIVIDUALS WORKING SEVERAL PLACER CLAIMS

Comment (Geology): GOLD PROBABLY CAME FROM GOLD-BEARING VEINS IN BIG HORN MOUNTAINS.


References

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Production): AZ.BU.MINES BULL, 168

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ABGMT BULL 168, 1961, P. 61.

Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, USGS BULL 1355, 1972, P. 20.


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