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.
Elevation: 4,360 Feet (1,329 Meters)
Lat, Long: 35.7828, -114.24420
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Cyclopic MRDS details
Secondary: Indian Secret
District: Gold Basin District
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.
Type: Located Claim
Owner Name: Saratoga Mines
Info Year: 1979
Owner Name: Drs. Richard V. Wyman And Thomas C. King
Info Year: 1979
Description: Total Past Production 13000 Tr Oz Au
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:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
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.
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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