Cyclopic

The Cyclopic is a gold mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,360 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: Cyclopic  

State:  Arizona

County:  Mohave

Elevation: 4,360 Feet (1,329 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 35.7828, -114.24420

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Cyclopic MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Cyclopic
Secondary: Indian Secret


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Silver
Secondary: Molybdenum


Location

State: Arizona
County: Mohave
District: Gold Basin District


Land Status

Land ownership: Unknown
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

Type: Located Claim


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Saratoga Mines
Percent: 96.00
Info Year: 1979

Owner Name: Drs. Richard V. Wyman And Thomas C. King
Percent: 4.00
Info Year: 1979


Production

Year: 1975
Description: Total Past Production 13000 Tr Oz Au


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1921
Discovery Year: 1880
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Wulfenite
Unknown: Calcite
Unknown: Cuprite
Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Gold
Unknown: Malachite
Unknown: Pyrite
Unknown: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Deposit): THE MINE WAS MAINLY DEVELOPED BY SHALLOW, MOSTLY INCLINED SHAFTS, DRIFTS, AND CROSSCUTS TO A MAXIMUM DEPTH OF ABOUT 70 FEET, BUT MOST WORKINGS DO NOT EXCEED 30 FEET IN DEPTH.

Comment (Geology): THIS IS A DETACHMENT FAULT TYPE DEPOSIT. ALTERATION INCLUDES CHLORITIZATION. STRIKE IS N50W; DIP IS VARIABLE TO NE. ORE CONSISTS OF BRECCIATED FRAGMENTS OF COARSE-TEXTURED GRAYISH VEIN QUARTZ AND COUNTRY ROCK MORE OR LESS FIRMLY CEMENTED BY IRON OXIDE AND SILICA. HOST ROCK IS A PORPHYRITIC MONZOGRANITE.

Comment (Geology): MINERALS ALSO INCLUDE CERUSSITE AND FE AND MN(?) OXIDES.


References

Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER, F. C., MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE CERBAT RANGE, BLACK

Reference (Reserve-Resource): ADMMR FILES

Reference (Reserve-Resource): NIEMUTH, NYAL J. ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986,

Reference (Reserve-Resource): ARIZONA DEPT OF MINES AND MINERAL RESOURES, D-29 (87), 1987

Reference (Deposit): MINING DISTRICT, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA, USGS PP 650-A,

Reference (Deposit): 1969, A1-A2

Reference (Deposit): THEODORE, T. G. W. N. BLAIR., AND J. T. NASH, GEOLOGY AND

Reference (Deposit): MOUNTAINS, AND GRAND WASH CLIFFS, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZ.,

Reference (Deposit): USGS BULL 397, 1909, 226 PP.

Reference (Deposit): USGS, GOLD PLACER AND LODE DEPOSITS, GOLD BASIN-LOST BASIN

Reference (Deposit): GOLD MINERALIZATION OF THE GOLD BASIN LOST BASIN MINING

Reference (Deposit): DISTRICTS, MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZONA, USGS PP 1361, 1987, 1676

Reference (Deposit): AZ BUREAU OF MINES BULL 137


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