Mohawk-New Year Mine

The Mohawk-New Year Mine is a lead and copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,248 feet.

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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: Mohawk-New Year Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 3,248 Feet (990 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead, Copper

Lat, Long: 32.70389, -110.68139

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Mohawk-New Year Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mohawk-New Year Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Primary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Tertiary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Vanadium
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Mammoth District


Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Mohawk Gold Mining Co.
Years: 1899 - 1901

Owner Name: Mohawk Gold Mining Co.
Info Year: 1892
Years: 1897 -

Owner Name: Molybdenum Corp. Of America (Its Branch In Arizona Is Molybdenum Gold Mining Co.)
Years: 1937 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1896
Year Last Production: 1934
Discovery Year: 1881
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Quaternary Gila Conglomerate Overlies Ore Zone

Type: L
Description: The Mammoth Fault, N22w, 56 To 70 Deg Ne, Cuts The Veins


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation To A Depth Of 500 Ft. Silicification From Slight To Complete Replacement Is Common But Most Intense In The Veins. Breccia Fragments Are Altered To Sericite And Clay. Some Chloritization


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrite
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Brochantite
Ore: Malachite
Ore: Calamine
Ore: Wulfenite
Ore: Cuprodescloizite
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Vanadinite
Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold
Ore: Chalcopyrite
Ore: Chalcocite
Ore: Pyrolusite
Gangue: Calcite
Gangue: Tourmaline
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Fluorite
Gangue: Hematite


Comments

Comment (Location): JUST SE OF THE MAMMOTH MINE. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)

Comment (Development): IN 1917 THE MOHAWK GOLD MINING CO. OWNED JUST THE MOHAWKAND THE MOHAWK WEDGE PATENTED CLAIMS. IN 1926, DEVELOPMENT WORK WAS DONE ON THE NEW YEAR CLAIM WHICH ADJOINS THE MOHAWK CLAIM. IN 1933, THE MOLYBDENUM CORP OF AMERICA OBTAINED CONTROL OF THE NEW YEAR AND MOHAWK PROPERTIES AND CARRIED ON UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT OF BOTH MINES

Comment (Workings): TWO VERTICAL SHAFTS, MOHAWK AND NEW YEAR SHAFTS, ARE 140 FT APART. IN THE MOHAWK THERE ARE 5 LEVELS (ALL IN ORE), WITH MANY CROSS-CUTS, DRIFTS, WINZES, AND STOPES. THE NEW YEAR SHAFT WORKINGS HAVE CROSSCUT A WIDE, LOW GRADE VEIN ON THE 425-FOOT LEVEL.

Comment (Deposit): FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE CRIB ENTRY FOR THE MAMMOTH-ST. ANTHONY MINE, ADJACENT MINE TO NW. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Comment (Commodity): GOLD IN QUARTZ. MOLYBDENUM TAKEN OUT OF THE MOHAWK WAS REPORTED UNDER MAMMOTH-ST. ANTHONY PRODUCTION.

Comment (Deposit): VEINS OCCUR WITHIN SHEAR ZONES. THE TWO VEINS DEVELOPED ARE KNOWN AS THE MOHAWK AND DREAM. THE MOHAWK VEIN IS VERTICAL WHILE THE DREAM VEIN DIPS TOWARDS THE MOHAWK VEIN. THE VEINS INTERSECT AT A DEPTH OF 600 OR 700 FT. THE INTERSECTION OF THE TWO VEINS PLUNGES SE.


References

Reference (Deposit): USBM FILE DATA - CLUSTER #519.

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE DATA - MOHAWK MINE FILE, MOLYBDENUM GOLD MINING CO FILE, MOLYBDENUM CORP OF AMERICA FILE, ST. ANTHONY AND DEV. CO. FILE.

Reference (Deposit): ADMR FILE DATA.

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, 1938, ABM BULL 144, P. 60-62.

Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ABM BULL 137, P. 170-174.

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET #706, SE 1/2 T8S, R16E.

Reference (Deposit): CREASEY, 1965, USGS PP 471, P. 31.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI

Reference (Deposit): USBM-ABGMT PRODUCTION FILE DATA.


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