Arizona

Arizona

Cochise County Arizona

Cochise County is third among Arizona’s gold-producing counties in the quantity of gold produced. This county produced approximately 3 million ounces of gold between 1879, and now, more than half came as a by-product of the Bisbee copper ores, and only 1000 ounces of placer gold are included in the total. In the Bisbee (Warren) …

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Coconino County Arizona

In the Painted Desert, a region embracing a large geographic area of the Triassic Chenille Formation, microscopic particles of gold are in disseminated layers throughout the residual clays.

Gila County Arizona

Eighth among Arizona’s gold-producing counties, Gila County produced over 250,000 ounces of gold through 1959, about two-thirds of it as a by-product of copper mining. In the Banner district, in the extreme south corner of the county at the southeast end of the Dripping Springs mountains, there was a total production of 26,000 ounces. The …

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Graham County Arizona

Near Ashurst, southwest on the Klondyke road, in the broad pass between the Santa Teresa and Pinaleno mountains, the Clark district, which is 19 miles from the railroad at Cork siding, there are many area prospects on quartz outcrops that contain free gold. You can also find the Chance claims. Small production of lode gold …

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Greenlee County, Arizona

Near Clifton, many area mines produce gold and copper. If you go above the town, along the San Francisco River, Quaternary bench gravels contain placer gold. Also, along the lower part of the river, as far as the mouth of Eagle Creek, there is placer gold. Going out of Clifton, 12 miles, the Smuggler claims …

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Maricopa County Arizona

As the fifth largest gold-producing county in Arizona, Maricopa County produced 428,000 ounces of gold, primarily from the Vulture Mine, with 3,000 ounces attributed to small placer deposits. South of Aguila, by 15 miles, in the northwest part of the Big Horn mountains, you will find the El Tigre Mine, which consists of 12 claims …

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Mohave County Arizona

Ranking second among Arizona’s gold-producing counties, Mohave County produced 2,461,000 ounces of lode and placer gold through 1959, with about 50 percent coming from the San Francisco district at Oatman. At Alamo Crossing of the Bill William’s River, about 40 miles north of U.S. 60 at Wendon, in Yuma County, there are many regional old …

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Navajo County Arizona

In the Painted Desert, a region embracing a large geographic area of the Triassic Chenille Formation in which microscopic particles of gold are disseminated throughout the residual clays.

Pima County Arizona

Pima County ranks seventh among Arizona’s gold-producing counties. Ajo was a major copper center with an enormous open pit mine, which produced 990,000 ounces of by-product gold from 1924-59. The New Cornelia Mine was an open pit, spectacular. If you go south 30 miles via a branch from old Sonoita road and about 6 miles …

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Pinal County Arizona

Pinal County ranks sixth among Arizona’s gold-producing counties, with 893,350 ounces of lode and placer gold mined between 1858 and 1959. Apache Junction, northeast on Highway 88, the Apache Trail, to the Goldfields district between the Superstition and Goldfield mountains, 36 miles east of Phoenix in Maricopa County, you will find the Young Mine, which …

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