The Rainbow Property is a copper mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.
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.
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 33.71722, -113.32083
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Rainbow Property MRDS details
Primary: Rainbow Property
Secondary: Norps Group
Secondary: Copper Penny
Tertiary: Limestone, General
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
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
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Deposit): THIS RECORD CONTAINS DATA FROM DUPLICATE MRDS RECORD TC00304 WHICH HAS BEEN DELETED FROM THE FILE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Comment (Location): LAT-LONG IS FOR RAINBOW MINE.
Comment (Commodity): PROPERTY EXAMINED FOR BE BUT NONE FOUND.
Comment (Deposit): ORE OCCURS IN QUARTZ VEINS BETWEEN CONTACT OF SCHIST AND GRANITE. BARITE AND FLUORITE FORM PART OF GANGUE.
Comment (Workings): 5 SHAFTS AND SEVERAL SURFACE CUTS.
Reference (Deposit): MEEVES, 1966, USBM RI 6828, P. 58
Reference (Deposit): MINERALS AVAILABILITY SYSTEM: ARIZONA FLUORSPAR: ARIZONA DMR, MARCH, 1976.
Reference (Deposit): PEIRCE, H.W., 1990, ARIZONA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY INDUSTRIAL MINERALS CARD FILE.
Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.
Reference (Other Database): CIMRI
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