The Agua Fria Placers is a 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.
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 34.00472, -112.08361
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Agua Fria Placers MRDS details
Primary: Agua Fria Placers
District: Agua Fria District
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Placer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Location): PLACER GOLD RECOVERED FROM MOORES GULCH, A TRIBUTARY OF THE AGUA FRIA RIVER
Comment (Geology): NO DESCRIPTIONS OF DEPOSITS FOUND
Reference (Deposit): WILSON, ABGMT BULL 168, 1961, P.61
Reference (Deposit): JOHNSON, USGS BULL 1355, 1972, P.25
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