The Ajax Mine is a lead mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,999 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: 2,999 Feet (914 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 33.20778, -111.18278
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Ajax Mine MRDS details
Primary: Ajax Mine
District: Mineral Hill District
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.
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
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:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Nnw Striking Vein And Fault System
Description: Vein Mapped As Fault S Of Mine, Open File Report 78 468
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
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.
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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