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Distaff Mine

The Distaff Mine is a lead and silver mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,262 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: Distaff Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Mohave

Elevation: 4,262 Feet (1,299 Meters)

Commodity: Lead, Silver

Lat, Long: 35.4167, -114.18720

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Distaff Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Distaff Mine
Secondary: Distaff Chloride


Primary: Lead
Primary: Silver
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold
Secondary: Zinc
Tertiary: Sulfur-Pyrite


State: Arizona
County: Mohave

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.


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Owner Name: Black, Arthur
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1944

Owner Name: Jack Taylor
Home Office: Arizona


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


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

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): ADMR MOHAVE CARD FILE


Reference (Deposit): ADMR DISTAFF MINE FILE

Reference (Deposit): BASTIN,E.S. USGS BULL.750,P19-20

Reference (Deposit): WILLIS,G.,AZ.M.J.,AUG.,1920,P13,31

Reference (Deposit): ELSING & HEILEMAN, AZ.B.M.#140,P95

Reference (Deposit): BASTIN,G.,USGS BULL#750-B,P19-21

Reference (Deposit): DINGS,M.,USGS BULL.978-E,P147

Reference (Deposit): WEED,W.,MINES HANDBK.VOL.XIII,P367

Reference (Deposit): MALACH,R.,MOHAVE CO. MINES,1977,P19

Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER,F.C.,USGS 397,P60

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