Flying Saucer Group

The Flying Saucer Group is a tungsten mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,759 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: Flying Saucer Group  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,759 Feet (841 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Tungsten

Lat, Long: 33.8758, -112.83690

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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.

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Flying Saucer Group MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Flying Saucer Group
Secondary: Kinnon
Secondary: La Mina


Primary: Tungsten
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Molybdenum
Tertiary: Calcium


State: Arizona
County: Maricopa

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: W. C. Kinnon
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1975


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Surface
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Sonoran Desert

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): CONFLICTING LOC.T6N,R5W,SEC 6E;"U"FILE

Reference (Deposit): DALE,V, USBM R.I.5516,P37

Reference (Deposit): ADMR "U" FILE

Reference (Deposit): MEEVES,H.C.USBM RI 6828,P58

Reference (Deposit): HICKS,C, ADMR MOLYBDENUM RPT, 1979,P17

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