The Old Terrible is a gold mine located in Cochise county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,412 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: 3,412 Feet (1,040 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 32.0314, -109.96830
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Old Terrible MRDS details
Primary: Old Terrible
Secondary: Golden Eagle
Secondary: Santa Lucia
Secondary: Golden Rule Mine
District: Golden Rule District
Land ownership: Mixed
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Owner Name: G. S And L Leasing Co
Company ID: 202070
Owner Name: Manzoro Mining Co
Company ID: 202070
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1883
Discovery Year: 1849
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 (Names): INCLUDES OTHER NAMED AND UNNAMED MINES AND PROSPECTS IN THE GOLDEN RULE DISTRICT. NAMED MINES (LOCATION UNKNOWN) INCLUDE THE TEXAS-ARIZONA, BIGNON, AND BARRETT MINES. TWO PROSPECTS ARE IN SW SEC. 24; ONE PROSPECT IS IN NW SEC. 25. SEVERAL OTHER WORKINGS ARE IN S2 SEC. 23 (SEE CHATMAN, 1994, FIG. 52-3 AND TEXT).
Reference (Deposit): HAMPF, A. W., 1972, GEOL. OF THE GOLDEN RULE MINE AREA,
Reference (Deposit): MS THESIS, UNIV. ARIZ., 91 P.
Reference (Deposit): KREIDLER, T. J., 1981, USBM OFR MLA 35-82, 8 P.
Reference (Deposit): CHATMAN, M. L., 1993, USBM OFR MLA 30-93, P. 39, D2-3.
Reference (Deposit): KEITH, S. B., 1973, ARIZ BUR MINES BULL 187, P. 63.
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