The Gold Bell Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona.
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Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 32.71889, -111.37167
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Gold Bell Mine MRDS details
Primary: Gold Bell Mine
District: Picacho District
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.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Other: Hematite
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)
Comment (Deposit): QUARTZ VEINS. SLICKENSIDES, FAULT GOUGE & BRECCIA ARE EVIDENT. SEVERAL SEPARATE COPPER-BEARING QUARTZ VEINS ARE IN THE AREA, ALL POSSESS THE SAME MINERALOGY AND ATTITUDE.
Comment (Geology): GNEISS HAS A FOLIATION N-S, 16 DEG W.
Comment (Development): A MODERATE SIZE DUMP. MILL FOOTINGS EVIDENT. THE DATE 1932 IS SCRATCHED IN A CONCRETE HEAD FRAME FOOTINGS.
Reference (Deposit): YEEND, W, FIELD EXAM, 1976
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