Aztec Mine

The Aztec Mine is a gold mine located in Colfax county, New Mexico at an elevation of 12,005 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: Aztec Mine  

State:  New Mexico

County:  Colfax

Elevation: 12,005 Feet (3,659 Meters)

Commodity: Gold

Lat, Long: 36.6297, -105.18330

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Aztec Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Aztec Mine
Secondary: Corcoran Tunnel
Secondary: Blacksmith Tunnel


Primary: Gold


State: New Mexico
County: Colfax

Land Status

Land ownership: Private
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: Maxwell Land Grant Co.
Home Office: New Mexico
Info Year: 1946


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Southern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): PRODUCED $3500000 IN AU TO 1926

Reference (Deposit): PETTIT R F JR 1946 NMBM O F 15 P30

Reference (Deposit): EVERETT F D 1953 USBM MRB REGION 1V REPORT P10

Reference (Deposit): LINDGREN W 1910 USGS PP68 P96

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