Arizona Gold Mine

The Arizona Gold Mine is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,801 feet.

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: Arizona Gold Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 1,801 Feet (549 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 33.1125, -111.04083

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Arizona Gold Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Arizona Gold Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Gold


Location

State: Arizona
County: Pinal
District: Riverside District


Land Status

Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
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

Not available


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Leo And Mary Truofreh
Years: 1961 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1935
Year Last Production: 1940
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

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


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Type: R
Description: E-W Trending Rhyodacite Porphyry Dikes


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic

Name: Granite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Chalcopyrite
Gangue: Limonite
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): ABOUT 300 FT NORTH OF THE GILA RIVER. ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1979)

Comment (Commodity): CHALCOPYRITE FOUND IN MINES TO EAST WITH SIMILAR GEOLOGY

Comment (Development): 5 CLAIMS; OPERATORS INCLUDED MARY ORTEGA, THOMAS PURYEAR, FRED BROWN

Comment (Workings): WORKINGS INCLUDE 4 SHAFTS AND 2 TUNNELS OF UNKNOWN SIZE

Comment (Geology): VEIN DEPOSITS PROBABLY RELATED TO RHYODACITE INTRUSIVE EPISODE


References

Reference (Deposit): USGS GQ 1206

Reference (Deposit): AZ DEPT MIN RESOURCES FILE DATA

Reference (Deposit): ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA


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