Pumice Group

The Pumice Group is a manganese mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,402 feet.

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: Pumice Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Manganese

Lat, Long: 33.77194, -113.10306

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Pumice Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pumice Group


Commodity

Primary: Manganese


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Aguila District


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

Type: Surface/Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Metallic Recovery Co.


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1952
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

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Pyrolusite
Ore: Manganite
Gangue: Quartz
Gangue: Calcite


Comments

Comment (Location): 15 MILES SE OF AGUILA, E OF TIGER WASH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Development): 8 UNPATENTED CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZED ZONE OF SEVERAL VEINS AND BRECCIA ZONES MAY BE SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET WIDE

Comment (Workings): SHALLOW OPEN CUTS, AND AN INCLINED SHAFT IN THE WESTERN PART; 8 FOOT DEEP CUT WITH THE OPEN WORKINGS DIMENSIONS IN THE NE PART


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-625-PUMICE MINE.

Reference (Deposit): ALLEN, G.B., 1985, ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS OF WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA: ARIZONA BUREAU OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL TECHNOLOGY OPEN-FILE REPORT 85-17, 140 P.


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