The Roadside is a gold and silver mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 1,900 feet.
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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: 1,900 Feet (579 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 35.2192, -114.48310
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Roadside MRDS details
Secondary: Arizona Rand Gold Mine Inc.
Secondary: Mother Lode
District: Union Pass
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: Pecos Resources
Info Year: 1980
Owner Name: Fischer-Watt Mining Co.
Info Year: 1980
Time Period: 1932-1934
Description: 1932-34 890 Tr Oz Au, 1734 Tr Oz Ag.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Unknown
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1915
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Deposit): CURRENT MINING IS GOPHERING ON LISTRIC FAULT. ACTIVITY IN 1984-86 INCLUDED GEOLOGIC MAPPING AND A GEOCHEMICAL SAMPLING PROGRAM WITH SURFACE DRILLING. PROPERTY DISCOVERED BETWEEN 1910 AND 1915.
Comment (Geology): THIS IS A DETACHMENT FAULT TYPE DEPOSIT. THE ORE IS FOUND IN A FAULT BRECCIA IMMEDIATELY ABOVE THE FAULT. THE BRECCIA CONSISTS OF INTENSELY BROKEN PRECAMBRIAN GRANITE AND RHYOLITE. ALTERATION INCLUDES CHLORITIZATION.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): DURNING, W.P., AND F.L. HILLEMEYER. COLOSSEUM-MORNING STAR-
Reference (Deposit): MOHAVE CUSTOM MILL PROJ.CARD FILE
Reference (Deposit): ADMR FRISCO MINE-MINE FILE,HOUSEHOLDER MAP
Reference (Deposit): ADMR ROADSIDE MINE-MINE FILE
Reference (Deposit): WEED,W.H.,THE MINES HANDBOOK VOL.XVI(1925)P243
Reference (Deposit): ELSING&HEINEMAN,AZBM BULL.140,P96.
Reference (Deposit): MC CUCTCHAN,V.C.,65TH ANNUAL REPT.,AZ.STATE MINE INSPECTOR,
Reference (Deposit): P6
Reference (Reserve-Resource): ROADSIDE-COPPERSTONE: PRECIOUS METAL DEPOSITS OF SOUTHERN
Reference (Reserve-Resource): CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN ARIZONA. PAPER IN FRONTIERS IN
Reference (Reserve-Resource): GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF ARIZONA AND THE SOUTHWEST, ED.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): BY B. BEATTY AND P.A.K. WILKINSON (PROC. DIGEST, V. XVI,
Reference (Reserve-Resource): AZ GEOL. SOC. PUBL., TUCSON, AZ, 1986, PP. 248-266.
Reference (Reserve-Resource): NIEMUTH, N.J. ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986. AZ
Reference (Reserve-Resource): DEP. MINES AND MINER. RESOUR., REP. D-29(87), 1987, 46 PP.
Reference (Deposit): USGS 7 1/2 UNION PASS MAP
Reference (Deposit): WILSON,E.D.,AZBM BULL.137,P102,104-105 MAP
Reference (Deposit): GARDNER,E.D.,USBM I.C.6901,P8(MAP),44
Reference (Deposit): BOLIN,G.H.,5TH ANNUAL REPT.OF AZ STATE MINE INSPECTOR,P19,30
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