The Cornucopia is a mercury mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 4,600 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: 4,600 Feet (1,402 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Mercury
Lat, Long: 33.9675, -111.48060
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MRDS mine locations are often very general, and in some cases are incorrect. Some mine remains have been covered or removed by modern industrial activity or by development of things like housing. The satellite view offers a quick glimpse as to whether the MRDS location corresponds to visible mine remains.
Cornucopia MRDS details
Secondary: L&N Group
Secondary: Cornicopi Claim
Secondary: Irl Group
Land ownership: National Forest
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: Cornwell Co.
Home Office: Indiana
Info Year: 1968
Owner Name: C. O. Carlson
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1968
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
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): LAUSEN,C, & GARDNER,E, AZ.B.M#122,P81-87
Reference (Deposit): ADMR"U" FILE
Reference (Deposit): USBM I.C.8252,P65
Reference (Deposit): ADMR CORNICOPIA & L&N GROUPS MINE FILE
Reference (Deposit): USGS 7.5 RENO PASS MAP
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