Altuda

The Altuda is a silver, silica, and gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

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: Altuda  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Silver, Silica, Gold

Lat, Long: 32.79806, -112.40778

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Altuda MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Altuda


Commodity

Primary: Silver
Primary: Silica
Primary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa


Land Status

Land ownership: Military Reservation
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

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Workings

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Ownership

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Production

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Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert


Mineral Deposit Model

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Orebody

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Structure

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Alterations

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Rocks

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Analytical Data

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Materials

Ore: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ON LUKE AIR FORCE RANGE.

Comment (Production): PAST PRODUCTION OF SILICEOUS SMELTER FLUX.

Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEIN WITH GOLD AND SILVER.


References

Reference (Deposit): PETERSON, J.A., AND TOSDAL, R.M., 1986, MINERAL OCCURRENCE MAP AND TABULATION OF GEOLOGIC, COMMODITY, AND PRODUCTION DATA, AJO AND LUKEVILLE QUADRANGLES, SOUTHWESTERN ARIZONA: U.S., GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-1834-A, SCALE 1:250,000.

Reference (Deposit): PHILLIPS, K.A., 1987, ARIZONA INDUSTRIAL MINERALS: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES MINERAL REPORT 4, 185 P.

Reference (Other Database): CIMRI


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