The Silica Pit is a silica mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,440 feet.
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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: 5,440 Feet (1,658 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Silica
Lat, Long: 33.1044, -109.36610
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Silica Pit MRDS details
Primary: Silica Pit
Land ownership: Private
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.
Owner Name: Phelps Dodge Corp
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1978
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): USGS CLIFTON QUAD
Reference (Deposit): ADMR INFO
Reference (Deposit): USDL MSHA MINE ID NO 0201320 1/30/78
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