The Big Boulder Deposit is a iron mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,221 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: 2,221 Feet (677 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Iron
Lat, Long: 33.9761, -112.15080
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Big Boulder Deposit MRDS details
Primary: Big Boulder Deposit
Secondary: Iron Ridge
Land ownership: State
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: W. E. Brace
Info Year: 1961
Owner Name: Otto E. Elwert
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1961
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): IRON RIDGE LOC.IN SEC 10SW,15NW,16NE,T7NR2E.
Reference (Deposit): ADDITIONAL BIG BOULDER WORKINGS SEC4SE,9NE,10NW,T7N,R2E
Reference (Deposit): ADMR BIG BOULDER DEPOSIT FILE
Reference (Deposit): HARRER,C,USBM IC 8236 P64
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