The Mammoth Group is a gold mine located in Pinal county, Arizona.
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Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 33.45833, -111.48750
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Mammoth Group MRDS details
Primary: Mammoth Group
Secondary: Young Mines
District: Goldfield District
Land ownership: Private
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1893
Year Last Production: 1978
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: 2 N-Trending, Steeply W Dipping Faults
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: All Mined Material Was Oxidized
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Comment (Deposit): THIS REPORT REPRESENTS A MERGER OF ORIGINAL RECORD M002831 WITH RE CORD M002831 OF JAN WILT IN MOLYBDENUM FILE, CONTACT PERSON T.G. THEOD ORE, USGS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED YOUNG MINES CO, GOLDFIELD MINES, E.L. JONES, E .H. SHUMWAY, HEBNER & FUNK; OPEN 1893-1894 WHEN A FLOOD BURIED WORKING S. BOUGHT BY G.U. YOUNG IN 1914. SPORADIC OPERATION UNTIL 1929. RECENT CYANIDE LEACHING. 88 CLAIMS IN 1920
Comment (Workings): WIDTH BELOW THE 426 FT LEVEL RANGES FROM 16-36 FT, ALL WORKED FOR 1240 FT LENGTH. WORKED EXTENSIVELY TO 200 FT LEVEL BEFORE 1914
Comment (Geology): TERT VOLCANIC FIELDS ARE ADJACENT TO THIS MINE, BOTH NW & SE OF TH E DRAINAGE WHERE IT IS LOCATED
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :1979
Reference (Deposit): ABM FILE DATA
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, 1972, USGS BULL 1355, 103 P.
Reference (Deposit): TENNEY, 1927-29, HISTORY OF MINING IN ARIZONA, SPECIAL COLLECTION, UNIV OF AZ LIBRARY & ABM LIBRARY, P. 344-45
Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ET AL, 1934, ABM BULL 137
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