Kat Head Mine

The Kat Head Mine is a manganese 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: Kat Head Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.75861, -113.13944

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Kat Head Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Kat Head Mine
Secondary: Black Diamond


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Aguila District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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: Surface


Ownership

Owner Name: Northfleet Knabe
Years: 1958 -

Owner Name: R. E. Hill
Years: 1954 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1915
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: Andesite
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Psilomelane


Comments

Comment (Geology): ORE IN TWO VEINS SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET APART.

Comment (Location): 13 MILES S OF AGUILA, EAST OF TIGER WASH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)

Comment (Production): MAY HAVE PRODUCED SMALL AMOUNT OF SORTED ORE IN WWI

Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED: NORTHFLEET KNABE, R.E. HILL. PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 4 UNPATENTED CLAIMS.

Comment (Workings): OPEN CUT 5 TO 10 FEET DEEP

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: WWI


References

Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., AND STEWART, L.A., 1958, MN DEPOSITS OF WESTERN ARIZONA, U.S.B.M. INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7843.

Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA-CLUSTER NO 622-KAT HEAD MINE

Reference (Production): FARNHAM AND STEWART, 1958


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