Rainbow Property

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.

Mine Info

Name: Rainbow Property  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.71722, -113.32083

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Rainbow Property MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Rainbow Property
Secondary: Norps Group
Secondary: Copper Penny


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Barium-Barite
Tertiary: Fluorine-Fluorite
Tertiary: Limestone, General


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa


Land Status

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.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
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

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Gangue: Barite
Gangue: Fluorite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Limestone
Gangue: Dolomite


Comments

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.


References

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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