The Detectron and Pegmatite Claims is a lead, platinum, silver, and gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,001 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.
Elevation: 1,001 Feet (305 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead, Platinum, Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 33.11917, -112.75611
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Detectron and Pegmatite Claims MRDS details
Primary: Detectron and Pegmatite Claims
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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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: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Fault Zones
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Analytical Data: 3 SAMPLES CONTAIN PT: (1) 1.23 PPM AG, 31 PPM PB, 39 PPB PT
Analytical Data: (3) 39 PPB PT
Analytical Data: (2) 168 PPB AU, 51 PPB PT
Comment (Production): NO KNOWN PRODUCTION
Comment (Location): ADJACENT TO BLM WOOLSEY PEAK WILDERNESS STUDY AREA. SECS. 32, 33, 04 UNSURVEYED. LOCATION GIVEN IS FOR ADIT SYMBOL IN PEGMATITE CLAIM; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = CITRUS VALLEY EAST 1:24000
Comment (Commodity): SAMPLES FROM THESE CLAIMS ALSO CONTAIN VERY LOW LEVELS OF U308
Comment (Development): SEVERAL SMALL PROSPECT PITS IN AREA OF CLAIMS. NEARBY STAMSCO CLAIMS STAKED FOR PT AND AU BUT PT NOT DETECTED THERE (MCDONNELL, 1986)
Comment (Deposit): PROSPECTS ARE IN PEGMATITES AND QUARTZ MONZONITE WITH WHICH THE PEGMATITES ARE ASSOCIATED
Comment (Workings): SMALL PROSPECT PITS
Comment (Deposit): PGE DATA COLLECTED AS PART OF USBM STUDY FOR THE WOOLSEY PEAK WILDERNESS STUDY AREA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Reference (Deposit): MCDONNELL, J.R., JR., 1986, MINERAL INVESTIGATION OF A PART OF THE WOOLSEY PEAK WILDERNESS STUDY AREA (AZ-020-142/144), MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S. BUREAU OF MINES MINERAL LAND ASSESSMENT OPEN-FILE REPORT 46-86, 14 P.
Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, J.A., HASSEMER, J.R., KNEPPER, D.H., JR., PITKIN, J.A., HANNA, W.F., AND MCDONNELL, J.R., JR., 1989, MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE WOOLSEY PEAK WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1702-F, 16 P.
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