The Howard Claims is a manganese 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: Manganese
Lat, Long: 33.37028, -113.32306
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Howard Claims MRDS details
Primary: Howard Claims
District: Eagle Tail 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.
Owner Name: W. W. Howard
Years: 1918 -
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
Form: SMALL SEAMS
Analytical Data: SELECTED MATERIAL CONTAINS 30% OR MORE MN
Comment (Commodity): ORE IS HIGH IN SILICA
Comment (Location): SEE COMMENTS FOR DERBY CLAIMS (RECORD NO. M800250).
Comment (Production): A FEW TONS OF MATERIAL HAVE BEEN MINED
Comment (Deposit): ORE ASSOCIATED WITH BLACK SILICEOUS MATERIAL
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
Reference (Deposit): JONES AND RANSOME, 1920, USGS BULL 710, P. 134
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