Pump Mine

The Pump Mine is a gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,799 feet.

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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: Pump Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,799 Feet (853 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 33.76556, -113.12639

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Pump Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Pump Mine
Secondary: Purple Pansey


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Tertiary: Iron
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Big Horn 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: J. Thomas
Years: 1946 -

Owner Name: A And J Mining Co. , Tricon Minerals
Years: 1938 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1865
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: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Copper
Ore: Gold
Ore: Iron
Ore: Lead
Gangue: Epidote
Gangue: Wulfenite


Comments

Comment (Deposit): Discovery Year: 1860'S

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

Comment (Development): 17 CLAIMS

Comment (Deposit): VEIN IS CUT OFF BY NNW-TRENDING, WEST-WSW-DIPPING LOW- TO MODERATE-ANGLE NORMAL FALT.

Comment (Workings): INCLINED SHAFT WITH 3 MAIN LEVELS, PROSPECTED ON THE SURFACE FOR 4000 FEET BY SHAFTS AND OPEN CUTS. SHAFTS = 90M, 50M, 25M; PITS EXTEND OVER 1200 M.

Comment (Geology): SCHIST BANDS RUN PARALLEL TO THE VEIN. UPPER LEVEL ORE HAS BEEN HIGHLY OXIDIZED, LOWER LEVEL OXIDIZED VERY LITTLE.

Comment (Deposit): 17 CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT


References

Reference (Deposit): U.S.B.M. CARD FILE

Reference (Deposit): METZGER, O.H., 1938, GOLD MINING AND MILLING IN THE WICKENBURG AREA, MARICOPA AND YAVAPI COUNTIES, ARIZ., U.S.B.M. INF. CIRC. 6991

Reference (Deposit): MINING JOUR, VARIOUS ISSUES, 1938-1946

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.

Reference (Production): ALLEN, 1985, P. 15.


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