The Santa Rosa Mine
Yavapai County, Arizona
Yavapai County, Arizona
•Commodities: Gold, Silver, Copper
• Claim designation: un-patented lode
• Size: 20.66 acres
The Santa Rosa Mine is a documented mineral property with a history of Gold and Silver production in the historic Black Canyon Mining district of Yavapai county, Arizona.
Formerly known as the Bi-Metals Mine, the mine system features an open stope shaft with iron gauge ore cart rails, underground drifting on multiple levels and a rare year long water source.
The Santa Rosa features 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-through 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 were 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.
- Underground development is driven on a mineralized quartz vein, with epithermal outcroppings visible on the upper hillside.
Estimated ore values are: 0.18-to-4.6 OPT Au(Gold) and 4.00-to-21.00 OPT Ag(Silver). Secondary values of Iron and Copper are available in various grades.
- Primary workings are accessible by the large open-stope shaft entrance. The entrance was cut 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-to-mid grade ore and country host rock in an estimated amount of over 13,000 yards.
- Featuring a secluded camping and staging area on the north and south side of the creek bed.
- Access by older dirt road for a high clearance vehicle, ATV or horseback.
- Water is available in the small creek below the mine workings.
- Moderate climate, suitable for year round work.
This rare mining property features a documented mine with necessary water for a successful exploration and development.
Available to the beginning enthusiast, up to an established mining company.