The Big Ben is a uranium mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,402 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: 2,402 Feet (732 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Uranium
Lat, Long: 33.9053, -112.55860
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Big Ben MRDS details
Primary: Big Ben
Secondary: Little Ben
Secondary: Blak Gold
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.
Owner Name: J. Laskowsky
Home Office: California
Info Year: 1958
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert
Mineral Deposit Model
Reference (Deposit): ADMR BLAK GOLD MINE FILE
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