The Portland Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,041 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: 2,041 Feet (622 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 35.38083, -114.50111
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Portland Mine MRDS details
Primary: Portland Mine
District: Pilgrim District
Land ownership: Federal
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: Western States Minerals
Home Office: Bullhead, Ariz
Years: 1988 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1935
Year Last Production: 1941
Discovery Year: 1920
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: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Workings): 100 FT SHAFT (INACCESSIBLE) 1-900 FT TUNNEL RUNS ON SURFACE LEVEL, SOUTH TUNNEL 200 FT LONG, NORTH TUNNEL 100 FT LONG, 100 FT DRIFT.
Comment (Location): ON SW SLOPE OF THE BLACK MOUNTAINS. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1980)
Comment (Production): IN 1988, OPEN PIT GOLD MINE WITH CYANIDE HEAP LEACH; RECOVERY BY CARBON ADSORPTION.
Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED: GOLDEN STANDARDS MINING CORP. PIONEER MINING, INC., PORTLAND MINES, INC., DEE BROTHERS & WILSON, VANDYCE HAMREN. 1984-86: WESTERN STATES DRILLED ALTERATION ZONES TO DISCOVER ADDITIONAL RESERVES FOR CURRENT OPERATION.
Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES, 1988, DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE MINES IN ARIZONA 1987-88: DIRECTORY, 13 P.
Reference (Deposit): ADMR-PORTLAND MINE FILE.
Reference (Deposit): USBM FILE DATA CLUSTER NO 1439-PORTLAND MINE.
Reference (Deposit): USGS IC 6901, 1936, P. 48.
Reference (Deposit): USBM-ABGMT FILE DATA.
Reference (Deposit): NIEMUTH, N.J., 1987, ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY 29, 46 P.
Reference (Deposit): SAWYER, M.B., GURMENDI, A.C., DALEY, M.R., AND HOWELL, S.B., 1992, PRINCIPAL DEPOSITS OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS IN ARIZONA: UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL PUBLICATION, 334 P.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
Reference (Reserve-Resource): NIEMUTH, 1987.
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