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Mining Districts in Arizona

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Garcia, V.H., and Richardson, C.A., 2021, Mining Districts in Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Map OFR-21-05, version 1.0, map scale 1:100,000, 2 map sheets.

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Arizona’s long history of exploration and mining has resulted in the development of mineral resources across the state. By convention, individual prospects, deposits, and mines into mining districts as an organizational framework to refer to prospective areas for economic mineralization. However, there are no strict definitions of what constitute a mining district other than evidence of mineral potential. Thus, mining districts reflect areas with known mineralization, have diffuse boundaries, and may change over time as new discoveries are made. Mining districts provide a useful framework for both geologists and hobbyists for organizing information, with the past county reports on mineral resources organized from a district perspective [...]

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