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Red Cloud claims (Gusman Perlite claims; Guzman lease; Cotton Wood; Self Protection), Apache Leap area, Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mts, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

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A former underground Mn mine located in sec. 2, T2S, R12E, on patented claims, about 1¼ miles SE of Superior at the base of Apache Leap, on National Forest land. Claims overlap Elm and Elm No. 1, patented claims MS 4500. Claims extend into the NE¼ of sec. 17. Owned by the Magma Copper Co. of Arizona (1961). Operated by Guzman and Schwartz Construction Co. of Arizona (1980). Additional names for this location: Mary Ann claims; Queen Gravel pit; Virginia No. 1; and the Red Cloud MS 3860 & 4550 patented claims.

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Farnham, L.L., Stewart, L.A., and Delong, C.W. (1961), Manganese deposits of eastern Arizona, US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7990: 124, 126, 137-138.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Directory of Active Mines: 10.

USGS Superior Quadrangle map.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources U file.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources Guzman Construction active file.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Arizona Mining Claims Lead file #89202.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Mining District Sheet #608.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10186414, MAS ID #0040210504; Dep. ID #10283586, MAS ID #0040210501.

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