The Pumice Group is a manganese mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,402 feet.
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Elevation: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 33.77194, -113.10306
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Pumice Group MRDS details
Primary: Pumice Group
District: Aguila District
Land ownership: Federal
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Owner Name: Metallic Recovery Co.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1952
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
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
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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