Ajax Mine

The Ajax Mine is a lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,999 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

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: Ajax Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 33.20778, -111.18278

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Ajax Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Ajax Mine


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Mineral Hill 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: Mineral Mountain Mining And Milling Co. , Hurley New Mexico Copper Co , W. C. Smith
Years: 1925 - 1948

Owner Name: B. D. Johnson, Fallen (Up To , Ralph Pomeroy
Years: 1953 - 1918


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1915
Year Last Production: 1916
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: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Form: TABULAR


Structure

Type: R
Description: Nnw Striking Vein And Fault System

Type: L
Description: Vein Mapped As Fault S Of Mine, Open File Report 78 468


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Galena
Ore: Anglesite
Ore: Cerargyrite
Ore: Sphalerite
Ore: Argentite
Ore: Bornite


Comments

Comment (Geology): 15.8-17.4 M.Y. QUARTZ LATITE DIKES 1 1/2 MILES W OF MINE

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)

Comment (Development): 52 UNPATENTED CLAIMS, 3 PATENTED, AJAX, AJAX #1, AND RAVEN.

Comment (Deposit): 21 FOOT VEIN, 2 FEET WIDE OF SOLID GALENA.

Comment (Workings): MANY DRIFTS AND CROSS CUTS.


References

Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT SHEET #597, SE 1/2, T. 2S, R. 11E

Reference (Deposit): USGS OPEN FILE REPORT 78-468, 1978

Reference (Deposit): USBM-ABGMT PRODUCTION DATA FILE

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILE


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