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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 33.76167, -113.23861
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Big Horn Mountains Placers MRDS details
Primary: Big Horn Mountains Placers
Secondary: Big Horn
District: Big Horn District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
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
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.
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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