The Philadelphia Mine is a gold mine located in Yavapai county, Arizona at an elevation of 5,942 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: 5,942 Feet (1,811 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold
Lat, Long: 34.21611, -112.33861
Active Mining Claims
Claim data is for Mines level premium members.
This property, which is on the Nelson and Gladiator veins, northeast of the Crown King, has been described by Lindgren as follows: “The War Eagle Gladiator is a persistent vein traceable on the surface for at least 5,000 feet and developed by shafts and tunnels. It has doubtless yielded a considerable production of gold from oxidized quartzose ore near the surface. The strike is N. 20° E. also traceable for a considerable distance and striking N. 10° E. It is exposed at the shaft 250 feet deep near the top of the ridge at an altitude of 7,000 feet and has also been opened by the Philadelphia tunnel at 800 feet from the portal. The tunnel follows this vein for 3,000 feet but without reaching ore. The same vein is also opened by an upper tunnel 280 feet above the Philadelphia adit. In these workings, however, the Nelson vein shows with a filling 2 to 5 feet thick, consisting of ankerite, with scant sulphides; it dips generally 60° to 80° W., but in places steeply east. If the Nelson vein is identical with the vein at the shaft 1,000 feet higher up on the ridge, a change has taken place in the filling, for here it shows a quartz gangue with gold and silver amounting to $20 a ton.
"Further explorations have been made to find the Gladiator vein on the tunnel level, but so far without definite result."
Philadelphia Mine MRDS details
Site NamePrimary: Philadelphia Mine
District: Tiger District
Land StatusLand ownership: National Forest
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
PhysiographyGeneral Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Veins Trend N20e, Parallel To Foliation In Precambrian Metamorphic Rocks
Description: Veins Trend N20e
Alteration Text: None
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Paleocene
|Comment: A SECOND VEIN: N 10 E, 70 W|
|Comment: THE GRANODIORITE IS A ROUGHLY CIRCULAR, 2.5 MI-DIAMETER STOCK WHICH INTRUDES PRECAMBRIAN METAMORPHIC AND PLUTONIC ROCKS|
|Comment: ITEM ( 8 ) IS ESTIMATED FROM $ 100,000 PRODUCTION AT $ 20.67 PER OUNCE AU.|
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: USGS BULL 782, P. 169
Reference Category: Deposit
Reference: ELSING, M.J. AND HEINEMAN, R.E., 1936 , ARIZONA METAL PRODUCTION: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 140 , P. 101
Reference Category: Production
Reference: A.B.M. BULLETIN 140 , P. 101 .