The Moss Mine is a gold and silver mine located in Mohave county, Arizona at an elevation of 2,159 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: 2,159 Feet (658 Meters)
Commodity: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 35.0997, -114.44670
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Moss Mine MRDS details
Primary: Moss Mine
District: San Francisco District
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: Lloyd Moss
Home Office: Arizona
Info Year: 1974
Time Period: -1909
Description: $500,000 Prior To 1909.
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1864
Discovery Year: 1864
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): THE MINING DISTRICT IS ALSO KNOWN AS OATMAN.
Reference (Deposit): ARIZ.DEPT.MINERAL RES. MOHAVE CARD FILE
Reference (Deposit): RANSOME,F.L.,USGS BULL.743,P46-48
Reference (Reserve-Resource): DEP. MINES AND MINER. RESOUR., REP. D-29(87), 1987, 46 PP.
Reference (Deposit): USGS 7 1/2 OATMAN MAP
Reference (Deposit): HOUSEHOLDER MAP (ADMR)
Reference (Deposit): BLM DISTRICT MAP
Reference (Reserve-Resource): NIEMUTH, N.J. ARIZONA MINERAL DEVELOPMENT 1984-1986. AZ
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER,F.C.,USGS BULL 397,P170-172,43
Reference (Deposit): ADMR MOSS MINE-MINE FILE
Reference (Deposit): CUNNINGHAM&BUTLER,AZBM BULL 137,P94
Reference (Deposit): LAUSEN,C,AZBM BULL 131,P113-115,9,12,44-45,52,60,74,84-85,
Reference (Deposit): SCHRADER,F.C.,AIME TRANS.,1917,P208,226
Reference (Deposit): GARDNER,E.D.,IC6901,P39
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