The Bomboy Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,448 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.
Elevation: 2,448 Feet (746 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 33.31917, -111.21333
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Bomboy Mine MRDS details
Primary: Bomboy Mine
Secondary: King Copper Group
District: Wood Camp Canyon District
Land ownership: National Forest
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
Year First Production: 1916
Year Last Production: 1971
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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: Quartzite On Hanging Wall, Diabase Dike Below
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Iron Staining
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Location): 2 1/2 MILES WESTERLY FROM HEWITT STATION, SUPERIOR IS 8 MILES EAST BY AIR, 13 MILES BY ROAD ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)
Comment (Development): OPERATORS INCLUDED; ETHEL GREY, WEST AND RUSSEL, GUZMANN AND SCHWARTZ M., GRAY AND DAVY, C. BOMBOY, T.D. TEAKELL, DAN KINNARD, T.D. TROCHELL, KING COPPER MINE, ANTON JOHNSON, 56, TOM C. GRAY, 1955.
Comment (Deposit): 2 VEINS, ONE 3 TO 5 FT WIDE, 70 FT LONG, ONE 4-5 FT WIDE, 50 FT LONG
Comment (Workings): DIMENSIONS FROM MINE MAP, 1943. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF WORKINGS MAY HAVE OCCURRED.
Comment (Geology): DEPOSIT PROBABLY IN PRECAMORIAN EPICLASTIC ROCKS, AGE OF MINERALIZATION UNKNOWN, NO DETAILED GEOLOGIC MAP OF AREA. QUARTZITE REPORTED AS CAMBRIAN IN 1943. ADMR, MAY BE BOLSA, OR MAY BE PREC TROY QUARTZITE
Reference (Deposit): ADMR BOMBOY MINE FILE
Reference (Deposit): USBM FILE CLUSTER 402
Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA
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