Official websites use .gov The solution (referred to as pregnant solution) exits the leach pads and flows to a pregnant solution pond. Additional ground follow-up exploration is being conducted to assess whether the alteration is associated with a coupled high sulfidation epithermal above a porphyry system or a large-scale low sulfidation system that intersected the palaeowater table. Immediately after his death, Frank Murphy concentrated on getting the railroad built and the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway reached Congress in 1894, then Phoenix in 1895. The scale of production was minimal; May used a simple arrastra to work a few tons of ore. Later, May bought a farm near Buffalo, New York, but returned to prospect the Arizona desert, while Bartlett later became a laborer in the Congress mine. 2022 American Gold Prospecting Adventures. Mining is currently focussed on the main Moss vein and associated vein stockwork. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, January 28, 1904. The tour helped promote Murphy's new company, the Development Company of America (DCA), which was organized to buy and develop properties. The town of Congress, Arizona was "hanging on" but with the majority of the mining activity stilled, a good number of residents (either miners or those associated with mining businesses) began moving to more active areas. In 1902, a competing syndicate from New York acquired a claim to property adjacent to the Congress Mine which was earlier ignored by the engineers of the Congress Gold Company as being devoid of precious minerals. The following is a list of commonly used mining-related entries in the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR): 43 CFR 1822.10 - How should my name appear on applications and other required documents that I submit to BLM? After his death, his estate was valued at between $8 and $10 million, completely debt free. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, March 7, 1901. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, April 11, 1901. File the waiver for the2022assessment year on or beforeSeptember 1, 2021, and file a Notice of Intent to Hold on or beforeDecember 30, 2021, and then file your Affidavit of Labor for the2022assessment year on or beforeDecember 30, 2022. , A group from Tombstone took an option on the Congress in March 1894. Mohave County Miner newspaper article, May 27, 1907. Arizonas public lands also provide a good source for salable minerals, such as sand, gravel, stone, and clay, permitting over 2 million tons worth over $2 million annually. Arizona has an amazing gold mining history full of legends and locations to make any prospector fall in love with this breathtaking part of our country. The Mineral Resource was prepared in accordance with CIM Definition Standards. From the pregnant solution pond, the solution is passed through a Merrill-Crowe plant where the gold and silver are precipitated out of solution using zinc powder. , Frank Morrill Murphy, a Prescott, Arizona mining promoter, acted as a broker for the sale of the Congress mine to Joseph "Diamond Joe" Reynolds of Chicago. The two veins intersect at depths of between 180 meters and 230 meters below the current surface. The shafts generally ran at an angle of 22-22.5 degrees to follow the vein. Following the placer gold rush to the nearby Weaver district in 186334, prospectors began scouring the surrounding hills for gold lodes. Moss Mine Mineral Resource Estimateas at July 1, 2021: Notes: The Mineral Resource is inclusive of the Mineral Reserve. Called the Development Company of America, it acquired properties and developed them across the Southwest and northern Mexico. Reynolds, childless, willed a part ownership of the mine to Murphy, who shut it down while promoting and building the railroad from Ash Fork on the Santa Fe mainline (across northern Arizona) to Phoenix via Prescott and via a point near the Congress mine. All Rights Reserved. This law provides citizens of the United States the opportunity to explore for, discover, and purchase certain valuable mineral deposits on federal lands that are open for mining location and patent (open to mineral entry). , In May 1901 the Congress Mine was visited by then President William McKinley on a tour of the country. Fairbanks; not surprisingly, the buyers were Murphy, Gage, Fairbank et al. The DCA organized a subsidiary, the Congress Consolidated Mines Company, Limited, to acquire and manage its Congress holdings.
The tour was orchestrated by Arizona Territorial Governor Nathan Oakes Murphy and brother Frank M. Murphy, who had re-acquired an interest in the Congress Mine. Bisbee Daily Review newspaper article, August 4, 1904. Ben Bartlett died February, 1903. You can find more information within theSmall Miners Waiver Information Sheet (PDF)., Bureau of Land Management-Arizona State Office In fact, the BLM administers approximately 17.5 million subsurface acres, and supervises mineral operations on about 73,000 acres of Native American lands across the state. Additionally, the BLM administers both mining claim records and mineral leases on land managed by other federal agencies. The estate sold the physical plant, mills, and mine railroad equipment shortly thereafter. This act includes all minerals, including sand and gravel, geothermal, coal, and oil and gas. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, November 20, 1902. , More gold was discovered in previously ignored areas near the Congress Mine in 1902. More than two million ounces of gold and one million ounces of silver were produced from low sulfidation epithermal veins in the historic Oatman District between 1870 and 1980. The precipitate is filtered, dried, and smelted to produce dor bars. Since his death in 1891 the mine had been shut down.
Locatable minerals include gold, silver, copper, and other hard rock minerals. The law gave the BLM information on the location and number of unpatented mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites; helped determine the names and addresses of current owners; and helped remove any cloud of title on abandoned claims. Bisbee Daily Review newspaper article, Nov. 13, 1906. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites. Elevation Gold's (formerly Northern Vertex Mining Corp.) 100% owned Moss Gold Mine is located in Mohave County in northwestern Arizona, approximately a one hour and a half drive south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay the 2022"Maintenance Fee" of $165 per claim, mill site, and/or tunnel site, on or before September 1, 2021. Placer claims over 20 acres must pay an additional $165 per 20 acres or portion thereof. Note:Faxed documents will not be accepted., Arizona Geological Survey Mining Claim Forms. Feasibility (2015) and Preliminary Economic Assessment (2017) studies were completed on the property prior to mine construction and commissioning in 2018.  In 1913 the only activity at the mine was speculative, mostly centered on possible leases for reworking the tailings and dumps of discarded ore left over from the primary mining of the main shafts. For mill sites or tunnel siteslisted on the Waiver, you must file a Notice of Intent to Hold for the assessment year2022; and, Pay a processing fee of $15 per claim/site listed on your Affidavit of Assessment Work and/or the Notice of Intent to Hold. This fee must be received at the time you file your Affidavit of Assessment Work and/or the Notice of Intent to Hold on or beforeDecember 30, 2022.. This proved to be a successful strategy as other gold veins were discovered. The BLM is authorized to charge cost recovery fees under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the 2005 Cost Recovery Rule. The ore ran through this dike and the dike was found throughout the entire geographical ledge. For additional information contact the Information Access Centerat 602-417-9528. As an owner of mining claims, you are responsible for keeping yourself informed of the changes in the filing requirements and the mining laws. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, August 3, 1905. Stock Raising Homestead Act Amendment of April 16, 1993Stock Raising Homestead Act (SRHA) lands are different from other federal lands in that the United States owns the mineral estate, but not the surface estate. Here are some of the most popular spots to prospect for gold in Arizona: As I have said many times, gold is all over the placeyou just need to find it. Secure .gov websites use HTTPS A horizontal shaft was dug to follow this vein. Technical Report, 2021 on the Mineral Resource, Mineral Reserve, and Mine Plan for the Moss MineTechnical Report, 2017 PEA Phase III, Mine Life ExtensionTechnical Report, 2015 Feasibility Study, Mohave CountyTechnical Report, 2014 Mineral Resource Update.
A lock ( As superintendent they hired William F Staunton, formerly of the Tombstone M&M Co., who expanded operations, expanded the mill to 40 stamps, introduced the cyanide process, and turned the Congress into territorial Arizona's biggest gold producer. Fairbank, and Frank M. Murphy. Successful mines have many fathers while a borrasca is an orphan. The Moss mine extracts gold and silver from ore via heap leaching. Phoenix, AZ 85004-4427, Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution, Annual Mining Claim Maintenance Fee Requirements, Read about facility and service updates due to COVID-19, State of Arizona Department of Mines and Minerals, Reclamation Bond Calculation Spreadsheet (2018), BLM Handbook H-3042-1 Solid Minerals Reclamation Handbook (1992), Maintenance Fee Waiver Certification ("Small Miner Waiver Form"),3830-002, Operator Information for Casual Use, Notice, Plan Level Operations, Providing a Financial Guarantee as Required by 43 CFR 3809 and Occupancy as Required by 43 CFR 3715, Arizona Geological Survey Mining Claim Forms, Maintenance Fee Payment Waiver Certification, BLM Form 3830-2 (PDF), Small Miners Waiver Information Sheet (PDF). Proven and Probable Mineral Reserve Effective, July 1, 2021, Notes: Metal Prices used for Mineral Reserves: $1,525/oz gold; $18.50/oz silver. The list above is s good start. The location of this office will always be in the county seat of the county in which your claims are situated. Staunton in the Engineering & Mining Journal November 13, 1926. Tombstone Epitaph newspaper article, Opt. A narrow vein underground gold mine located in the historical Oatman mining district of northern Arizona, northeast of the California-Nevada-Arizona border and 40 kilometers southwest of Kingman, Arizona. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, Nov. 23, 1905.
Additional exploration drilling is targeting further expansion of the Mineral Resources along strike and at depth. Under these subsidiaries were a number of mine railroads, mills, and undeveloped lands. Joseph "Diamond Jo" Reynolds died of pneumonia at the age of 71 on February 21, 1891 in his tent at the Congress Mine in Arizona. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, May 10, 1900. Headed by E.B. The Congress vein was considered a peculiar formation, characterized as "a dike of green stone trap." " A few hopeful reports were printed from time to time that the Congress Mine would be re-opened. Bisbee Daily Review newspaper article, Aug. 4, 1905. The fee schedule is adjusted annually based on the change in the Implicit Price Deflator for Gross Domestic Product (IPD-GDP) from the 4th Quarter of one calendar year to the 4th Quarter of the following calendar year. ) or https:// means youve safely connected to the .gov website. The DCA, unable to pay its bonds, and its subsidiaries collapsed in 1911 with the Phelps Dodge and Guggenheims' ASARCO interests picking up the pieces. There are many private claims in Arizona and a lot of them are owned by the GPAA (Gold Prospectors Association of America). Interestingly, the main historic Oatman District vein system extends from this intersection to the southeast, with the West Oatman and Moss vein systems extending from this intersection to the northwest. The maiden Proven and Probable Mineral Reserve for the Moss Mine, estimated effective July 1, 2021, is presented in the following table. The vein had a dip of 22 degrees and was usually about 15feet wide. The July 1, 2021 Mineral Resource represents a 36% increase in Measured and Indicated Resources when compared to the December 2019 Mineral Resource Estimate (see 2021 Technical Report). Of particular interest is the intersection between the curviplanar eastern margin of the caldera and the right-lateral sigmoidal Walker Lane structures in the Florence Hill and Grapevine areas. Bisbee Daily Review newspaper article, Jan. 22, 1908.  As the Congress played out, competing claims around it continued to be found and worked, though not to the same degree of success as the Congress Mine. Bisbee Daily Review newspaper article, Sept. 9, 1904. Properly capitalized as the Congress Gold Company, a stamp mill was built and the mine opened. One of the early prospectors was Dennis May, who would later discover the Congress Mine, but not until twenty years of sporadic, small scale operations in the immediate area. Mohave County Miner newspaper article, Nov. 2, 1912. With Frank Murphy's death in 1917, any hope of reopening was gone. The Coconino Sun newspaper article, February 28, 1903. The Mineral Reserve estimate was prepared by Jacob Richey, of Independent Mining Consultants Inc. Phoenix, AZ 85004-4427 In 1891, while visiting his mine with Frank Murphy, the colorful Diamond Jo Reynolds died. Joseph "Diamond Jo" Reynolds had championed a railroad between Prescott and Phoenix, running through Congress, to reduce shipping costs to and from the mine. The most valuable ore-bearing rocks could be found lodged on or near a foot wall in the ledge usually in drifts 12 to 15feet high. The vein systems are hosted in and cut magmatic, volcanic, and volcaniclastic rocks associated with the formation of the Miocene Silver Creek Caldera. The IPD-GDP is published annually by the Department of Commerce. One North Central Avenue, Suite 800 LockA locked padlock Financing came from the Grand Central backers, principally N.K. Significant advanced argillic alteration and silica ledges, coincident with aeromagnetic geophysical anomalies, is developed at the intersection of these structures. Arizona Silver Belt newspaper article, Aug. 31, 1905.  Around this time the monthly payroll of the mine was reported to have about 400 miners. A week before president McKinley's visit, Staunton had completed the second 40 stamp mill and expanded the roasting and cyanide works.  By this time the Congress Shaft had reached a depth of 4,000feet with a few of the other shafts passing the 3,000foot level. The BLMs mineral programs can be categorized into three major mineral resource types: locatable, leasable, and salable minerals. In 1902, miners struck over reduction of pay, and over the right to organize a miners' union. Persons holding existing claims were required to record their claims with the BLM, and all new claims and sites were required to be recorded with the BLM. This years adjustment represents the ninth annual update to the fee schedule since the BLM first implemented a cost recovery fee schedule for certain oil and gas activities under the Cost Recovery Rule. 43 CFR 1822.14 - What if I try to file a required document on the last day of the stated period for filing, but the BLM office where it is to be filed is officially closed all day? He was still the superintendent at the time of "Diamond Jo" Reynolds' death (he was at Mr. Reynolds' bedside at the mine when he died, and inherited a share of the property). The Company tripled its land position in the Oatman District in the first half of 2021 and released a maiden Mineral Reserve estimate and mine plan for the Moss Mine in October 2021. No potential work within the mine itself was reported.. The Congress Mine is a gold mine located at the ghost town of Congress, Arizona on the southeastern slope of the Date Creek Mountains, approximately 18miles north-northeast of Wickenburg, Arizona at an elevation of about 3,000feet (Lat. The Congress mine operated for the first three months of 1911 and then closed while the parent company which had concentrated on developing other properties, primarily at Tombstone (Tombstone Consolidated) and at Silver Bell copper district (Imperial Copper) ran into financial difficulties. After his death in 1917, his widow Ethel Meaney Murphy and the estate with the assistance of her attorney T.G.