Tombstone

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.

Mine Info

Name: Tombstone  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 33.68667, -111.46778

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Tombstone MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Tombstone


Commodity

Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Beryllium
Secondary: Fluorine-Fluorite


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
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.
Administrative Organization: Tonto National Forest


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
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: Mexican Highland


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Analytical Data: DETECTOR VALUES FOR BE RANGED BETWEEN LESS THAN 0.002 TO 0.036 FOR 7 SAMPLES


Materials

Not available


Comments

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.


References

Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, 1966, USBM RI 6828, P. 58


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