The Black Nugget Mine is a manganese mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,080 feet.
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Elevation: 2,080 Feet (634 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Manganese
Lat, Long: 33.76333, -113.22500
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Black Nugget Mine MRDS details
Primary: Black Nugget Mine
Secondary: U. S. Group
District: Aguila District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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Owner Name: R. V. Waughtel
Years: 1952 -
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Ap_Grade: ^48.6 Percent Mn
Material type: ORE MN
Description: Ap_Grade: ^39 Percent Mn
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Discovery Year: 1939
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: Offset Into 2 Or More Segments By Crossfaulting
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Analytical Data: ORE LOW IN FE OXIDES
Comment (Location): 15 MILES SW OF AGUILA, NEAR TIGER WASH. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1978)
Comment (Production): MAY HAVE PRODUCED A SMALL AMOUNT IN WWII
Comment (Development): 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS OPERATORS INCLUDE: M. S. PONTON, J. M. WEBB (1943),WM. M. EBNER (1918), WOODS, HUDDART, AND GUNN (1918). PROPERTY INCLUDES 7 CLAIMS.
Comment (Deposit): BEST ORE IN UPPER 60 FT OF VEIN . CLAIM 1 HAS 1 VEIN 3 TO 8 FEET WIDE, STRIKE N30W, DIP 45 SW. CLAIM 2 HAS 2 VEINS 100 FT APART AND PARALLEL, STRIKE N TO S, DIP EAST VEIN 80W, WEST VEIN 80E.
Comment (Workings): CLAIM 1 WORKINGS: SURFACE STOPES AND OPEN CUTS 10 FT TO 12 FT DEEP FOR 700 FT, 1 SHAFT 50 FT DEEP. CLAIM 2 WORKINGS: 2 VEINS WORKED, EAST VEIN: OPEN CUT DEVELOPED BY TUNNEL FOR 150 FT, ABOVE THIS, ANOTHER OPEN CUT DEVELOPED BY TUNNEL FOR 80 FT. ONE SHAFT 12 FT DEEP. WEST VEIN: EXPLORED ONLY BY TEST PITS.
Comment (Geology): MN BEARING FISSURES CAN BE FOUND AT LEAST 2 MILES S OF THE BLACK NUGGET MINE. IRREGULAR AREAS WITH A NETWORK OF NARROW FRACTURES FILLED WITH MN OXIDES OCCURRED IN THE BRECCIATED ANDESITE SURROUNDING THE TWO WEST VEINS.
Reference (Deposit): USBM-FILE DATA-CLUSTER NUMBER 480-BLACK NUGGET MINE
Reference (Deposit): ARIZONA B.M. BULL. 127, P.67
Reference (Deposit): U.S.G.S. BULL. 710 P.140
Reference (Deposit): FARNHAM, L.L., AND STEWART, L.A, 1958, MN DEPOSITS OF WESTERN ARIZONA, U.S.B.M. INFO. CIRC. 7843.
Reference (Production): FARNHAM AND STEWART, 1958
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