Fountain Head

The Fountain Head is a silver mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,879 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: Fountain Head  

State:  Arizona

County:  Mohave

Elevation: 4,879 Feet (1,487 Meters)

Commodity: Silver

Lat, Long: 35.3222, -114.10830

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Fountain Head MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Fountain Head
Secondary: Bevis Group
Secondary: Banner


Primary: Silver
Secondary: Lead
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Gold


State: Arizona
County: Mohave
District: Wallapai

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: Harrison Mining
Info Year: 1987


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
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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Unknown: Galena
Unknown: Hematite
Unknown: Sphalerite
Unknown: Limonite


Comment (Deposit): ALSO UNDER USGS MRDS ID NO. D003270.


Reference (Deposit): ADMR MOHAVE CARD FILE

Reference (Deposit): NEALE,W.,MINES HANDBOOK,VOL.XVII,1926,P345

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