Orizaba Mine

The Orizaba Mine is a copper, gold, and silver 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: Orizaba Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa


Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold, Silver

Lat, Long: 34.00833, -112.08056

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Orizaba Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Orizaba Mine
Secondary: Truman
Secondary: Orizab1


Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Primary: Silver


State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: New River District

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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.


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Type: Underground


Owner Name: Orizaba Mining Co.
Years: 1937 -

Owner Name: Allied Mining And Smelting Co.
Years: 1940 -


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland

Mineral Deposit Model

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Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Schist
Role: Host
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Analytical Data

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Ore: Silver
Ore: Gold


Comment (Reserve-Resource): 90,000 TONS AT 6 % CU AND $2-3/TON AU+AG

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


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

Reference (Deposit): MINING WORLD, 1948.

Reference (Production): MINING WORLD, 1948

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