The Santa Rosa Mine
Yavapai County, Arizona
Yavapai County, Arizona
•Commodities: Gold, Silver,Copper
• Claim designation: un-patented lode
• Size: 20.66 acres
• Location: Yavapai county, Arizona
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The Santa Rosa Mine is a documented Gold and Silver producer in the historic Black Canyon Mining district of Yavapai county, Arizona.
Formerly known as the Bi-Metals Mine, this underground system features an open stoped shaft with a drift tunnel at the 10'-foot level and a partially caved incline shaft with lower levels at the 100' and 150' levels.
A one of a kind location, with excellent potential.
One of the older mines in the district, discovered in 1897, the Santa Rosa has production records between 1908-1961.
Originally discovered in 1897 and owned by Jim Cleator, ( founder of the small town Cleator, AZ) and then leased to a Mr. Montague and a Mr.Potts during the late 1940's-the 1960's.
During production years, a large Ball-Mill and flotation mill were constructed southwest of the primary workings.
A large wooden head-frame equipped with rail, two ore cars and a power hoist with a 15 H.P Fairbanks-Morse Engine was also recorded as company assets in 1935.
An old steel water tank, ore rails, ball-mill foundations and numerous relics from past production, rest near the mine.
Development was driven on the primary quartz deposit; vein dip: North 62 degrees East, Strike: 85 degrees West. Free milling gold was documented in the vein matter, although a greater portion occurs in the sulphide zone. Argentierous Galena and Sphalerite are also present in the vein material holding silver values.
Primary workings are accessible by the large open-stoped shaft entrance. The entrance was stoped 18'feet wide by 10' foot deep in a "glory hole style" epithermal deposit.
From the 10'foot level, a 300' foot drift extends 90 degrees into the hillside, while the incline shaft continues downward at 35 degrees to the 100' foot and 150' foot levels, each with significant drifting.
Steel ore rail and water pipe are visibly emanating from the inclined shaft portal, small portions of overburden require removal for further access and development of the deeper workings.
Mine spill is comprised of low-mid grade ore, soil and county host rock in an estimated amount of over 6000 yards.
- Featuring a secluded camping and staging area on the north and south side of the creek bed.
- Access by older dirt road for any 4x4 vehicle or ATV.
- Seasonal water is available in the small creek below the mine workings.
- Moderate climate, suitable for year round work.