Black Mountain Claim

The Black Mountain Claim is a vanadium mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,641 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: Black Mountain Claim  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation: 2,641 Feet (805 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Vanadium

Lat, Long: 33.8561, -113.05810

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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.

Satelite image of the Black Mountain Claim

Black Mountain Claim MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Black Mountain Claim
Secondary: Black Mountain Vanadium
Secondary: Ray Vanadium
Secondary: Black Vanadium


Primary: Vanadium


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: M. Ray
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1943

Owner Name: C. Ray
Info Year: 1943


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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): USGS 15 AGUILA MAP

Reference (Deposit): ADMR "U" FILE

Reference (Deposit): U.S. AEC FILE NO172-484,P387

Reference (Deposit): FLAGG,F.L. VANADIUM RPT.BOOK I

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