Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources


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Published: 2001
Recent statutory and regulatory changes that affect Federal mining claims have made portions of Special Report 12, Laws and Regulations Governing Mineral Rights in Arizona, 9th Edition inaccurate....

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Published: 1998
The public land laws of the United States have created a wide diversity of estates in land, each having its own idiosyncrasies. In addition, the lands in public ownership are subject to daily...
Resource Identifiers: SR-23

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Published: 1999
The public land laws of the United States have created a wide diversity of estates in land, each having its own idiosyncrasies. In addition, the lands in public ownership are subject to daily...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR Special Report 23

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Published: 1990
Written for the beginning, recreational gold panner and amateur prospector.
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR Mineral Resource #7

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Published: 2009
A county-by-county listing of offices concerned with mining and mineral resources in Arizona.
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR Circular No. 132

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Published: 2009
The Department highly recommends analysis of samples by the fire assay method to determine precious metal content. Fire assaying, in use for thousands of years, still stands the test of time. The...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR Circular No. 91

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Published: 1979
This report was prepared for the United States Air Force under an agreement t o compile and summarize available information on the geology, minerals and energy resources of the Luke Air Force Range...

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Published: 1992
Arizona is abundantly endowed with copper deposits. The 829 deposits listed in Table 1 of this report were compiled from the AzMILS database of over 3,000 deposits that list copper as a commodity....
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR OFR-92-10

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Published: 1997
This assessment was undertaken to examine the current status of, and make strategic recommendations concerning, the mining and minerals industry cluster in Arizona. It has been coordinated with a...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR Special Report 27

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Published: 1986
Beryl, a specific ore mineral of the metal beryllium, is currently in high demand. The nature of beryl occurrences presents a unique and potentially profitable opportunity for the prospector and...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR - MR-6

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Published: 1980
Platinum (in reality the entire platinum group of elements) has been and continues to be the subject of much discussion among miners in Arizona. Do the metals exist in Arizona? Are they in mineable...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR - Circular No. 3

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Published: 1971
This Arizona Department of Mineral Resources publication describes fluorspar deposits in Arizona, history and production, types of deposits, grade specifications and marketing conditions. Total...
Resource Identifiers: Arizona Fluorspar

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Published: 2003
In December of 1916, Sam Hughes, a Phoenix resident, discovered cinnabar deposits in the area now known as Dreamy Draw. Cinnabar, a mercury sulfide, had been discovered earlier that year in the...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR - CR-103

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Published: 1978
Arizona is the nation's largest producer of zeolite minerals principally chabazite and mordenite, for industrial applications. The purpose of this publication is to acquaint the prospector...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR - MR-1

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Published: 1972
Eighty-seven placer districts in Arizona are estimated to have produced a minimum of 564,052 ounces of placer gold from 1774 to 1968. The location, areal extent, past production, mining history,...

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Published: 2008
For the purpose of this directory, an active mine is defined as a mine in continuous operation, either in production or under full-time development for production. It is acknowledged that there are...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR - Directory 51

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Published: 1987
The purpose of this publication is to provide a tabulation of known industrial mineral occurrences in Arizona along with a brief discussion of each commodity. I t i s hoped this information will...

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Published: 1962
The purpose of this report is to draw together known data on occurrences of stone, present production techniques and problems, types and varieties of available stone, markets, labor and land...

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Published: 2009
Testimony presented by Dr. Madan M. Singh, then Director of the Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources, in opposition to the withdrawal of the uranium-bearing lands around Grand Canyon National Park.
Resource Identifiers: Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources Open-File Report 09-28

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Published: 2009
Each year there are numerous requests for information on visiting Arizona's mines and mineral collecting sites. The following brief compilation lists sites for mine tours, mine overviews,...
Resource Identifiers: ADMMR - Circular No. 92

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