The Tombstone is a tungsten 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: Tungsten
Lat, Long: 33.68667, -111.46778
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Tombstone MRDS details
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Tonto National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Analytical Data: DETECTOR VALUES FOR BE RANGED BETWEEN LESS THAN 0.002 TO 0.036 FOR 7 SAMPLES
Comment (Workings): ONE SHAFT AND SEVERAL SURFACE CUTS
Comment (Commodity): SPECTROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS INDICATED PRESENCE OF LI, RU, BE, GA
Comment (Deposit): ORE DISSEMINATED IN GRANITE.
Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, 1966, USBM RI 6828, P. 58
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