The Surprise Venture is a gold and tungsten mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.
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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.
Primary Mineral: Gold, Tungsten
Lat, Long: 33.53278, -111.64056
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Surprise Venture MRDS details
Primary: Surprise Venture
Administrative Organization: Tonto National Forest
Owner Name: Big Red Mining
Years: 1987 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Development): PILOT OPERATION OF TUNGSTEN MINE AND GRAVITY MILL.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
Reference (Deposit): NIEMUTH, N.J., 1987, ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 29, 46 P
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