The Arizona Barite is a barium-barite mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,499 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: 1,499 Feet (457 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Barium-Barite
Lat, Long: 33.5408, -111.64420
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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.
Arizona Barite MRDS details
Primary: Arizona Barite
Secondary: Granite Reef
Secondary: Chrisman Barite
Secondary: Mesa Barite Claims
Secondary: Phoenix 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: W. F. Paine
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1957
Owner Name: Arizona Barite Co.
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1946
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Surface-Underground
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): STEWART,L,A, & PFISTER,A.J, USBM RI 5651,P32
Reference (Deposit): BROBST,D.A. AZ.B.M. #180,P312,314
Reference (Deposit): WILSON,F,& ROSEVEARE,G. AZ.B.M.#155,P11
Reference (Deposit): BROBST,D, USGS 1072-B,P106
Reference (Deposit): USGS GRANITE REEF DAM
Reference (Deposit): ADMR ARIZONA BARITE FILE
Reference (Deposit): ADMR "U" FILE
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