Alder Canyon placers, Alder Canyon, Mt Bigalow area, Oracle District (Control District; Old Hat District; Santa Catalina District), Santa Catalina Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
‡Ref.: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 135 (1933), AZ Gold Placers & Placering: 64-65.
Wilson, E.D. (1952), Arizona gold placers and placering (Fifth edition revised): Arizona Bureau of Mines Bull. 160: 81.
Johnson, M.G. (1972), Placer gold deposits of Arizona, USGS Bull. 1355, 103p.: 34.
MRDS database Dep. ID file #10108975, MRDS ID #M000680.
A surface placer Au deposit area located in secs. 13 & 23, T11S, R16E, and secs. 9, 17 and 18, T11S, R17E, in Alder Canyon, on the northern slope of the Santa Catalina Mountains, 28 to 30 miles NE of Tucson.
Mineralization is gold-bearing gravels that occur as dissected bars or benches along the stream and to some extent on the spurs between tributary gulches.
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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