Thanksgiving Mine (Thanksgiving Gold Mine; Myres Mine; Meyers Mine; Meyers claims; Box Canyon group), Mineral Mountain area, Mineral Mountain District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
A former surface and underground Au-Cu-Ag mine located on 5 unpatented claims in sec. 11, T3S, R11E, on the E side of a box canyon just S of the Herring Mine, about 1¾ miles E of Mineral Mountain, on BLM-administered land. Produced 1926-1954. Owned by George and Jim Meyers (1962). Operators included J. J. Jackson, C. W. Gardner, G. Meyers, J. Reinbolt, and R. Harding.
Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in Pinal Schist. The orebody is tabular and 3.05 meters wide in a fissure vein in granite and schist of brecciated country rock cemented by limonite and hematite with free gold. Ore control was a fault zone trending N to NW, associated with the fissure vein. The mineralization is associated with Tertiary intrusive period. Tertiary rhyolite is exposed 1 mile SE of the mine and 1½ miles W of the mine. Area structures include short N-trending faults with both east and west dip; NW-trending fault with NE dip. •
Workings include a cut 80 feet long, 10 feet wide and 15 feet deep.
ReferencesUSGS Open File Report 78-468 (1978).
U.S. Bureau of Mines - Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mining Technology production file data.
USGS Mineral Mountain Quadrangle map.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Thanksgiving file.
Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Box Canyon group file.
MRDS database Dep. ID #10111299, MRDS ID #M899865; and Dep. ID #10210926, MAS ID #0040210734.
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3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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Locality Updated: Mt Wyatt area, Whitsunday Region, Queensland, AustraliaFrom Steve Sorrell, 19th May 2013 05:43:10