Desert Ii and Iii Claims

The Desert Ii and Iii Claims is a silver, gold, and lead mine located in Pinal 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: Desert Ii and Iii Claims  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Gold, Lead

Lat, Long: 32.58639, -111.09250

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Desert Ii and Iii Claims MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Desert Ii and Iii Claims


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Gold
Primary: Lead


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Owl Head 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

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Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
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

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Qtz-Ser-Pyr


Rocks

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

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


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Not available


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Deposit): TWO OR THREE 6" TO 1' QUARTZ VEINS WITH SERICITIC ALTERATION. ABUNDANT ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA AND OXIDIZED PYRITE.


References

Reference (Deposit): N.G. BANKS, FIELD EXAM


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