The Orphan Boy Mine is a lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,399 feet.
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Elevation: 3,399 Feet (1,036 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 33.2075, -111.16028
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Orphan Boy Mine MRDS details
Primary: Orphan Boy Mine
Secondary: Silver Queen
District: Mineral Hill District
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.
Owner Name: Mineral Mountain Mining And Milling Co.
Years: 1948 -
Owner Name: K. Pomeroy, Az, Az. Silver Inc. B. Sweet , V. Lamb ,
Years: 1943 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1924
Year Last Production: 1963
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Tert Rhyolite And Quartz Latite Intrusions And Prec Diorite Near And East Of Mine
Description: Madera Diorite In Nw Trending Outcrops, Tertiary Rhyolite At Mine And 1/4 Mile East
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)
Comment (Development): GROUP OF 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS LATER (1948) BECAME PART OF THE MINERAL MOUNTAIN MINING AND MILLING CO. PROPERTIES.
Comment (Deposit): TWO PARALLEL MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONES IN RHYOLITE, THEY ARE SEPARATED BY A SMALL INTRUSIVE MASS OF MONZONITE. MINERALIZATION IS SIMILAR TO THAT
Comment (Workings): A CROSSCUT TUNNEL OPENS INTO THE BOTTOM OF A SMALL PIT. LARGEST PIT IS 30 FT LONG, 10 FT WIDE, AND 30 FT DEEP.
Reference (Deposit): USGS OPEN FILE REPORT 78-468, 1978.
Reference (Deposit): USBM-ABGMT PRODUCTION DATA FILE
Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILA DATA
Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): USBM FILE DATA - CLUSTER #776
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