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This collection primarily contains economic geologic information on mines in Mohave County, but also includes more general files on other states and mineral commodities. William Crutchfield, Jr. earned his master's degree from The University of California in 1953. He began working for Santa Fe Mining, Inc. in California in the 1960s as a Mining Engineer and later as Exploration Manager. He stayed with the company until the 1980s.
Guy Atlee lived and worked in the Kingman area working the Turquoise mine (Mineral Park) and other mines near Chloride (IXL, Wrigley), Cerbat, and Kingman. He is known to have worked and traveled in the Victorville, Topock and other areas of California. Guy’s wife was Rose Atlee and they had a large family. The collection includes images of mines and workings as well as many images depicting daily life in Mohave County. The photos appear to cover a period from about the turn of the century through the 1920s.
Kelsey Boltz has been a registered mining engineer and geologist in Arizona since the mid 1960s. A 1953 graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, he founded Colamer Corporation and Nuclear Dynamics, both companies active in the uranium industry in the Grants Uranium Region of New Mexico in the '50s, '60s and '70s. In 1981 he co-founded Century Capital, Inc., an investment banking and retail brokerage firm which provided several hundred million dollars financing for various industries including natural resource companies. In 1990 he started his exploration consulting company, Boltz Group International, which initiated and managed several mining projects in Mexico, Chile and Bolivia. The collection consists of geologic...
The collection comprises the Arizona mineral exploration files (mostly for gold and copper) of Cambior Exploration USA Inc. The collection also includes information from acquired companies Westmont Mining and Nicor Mineral Ventures Inc. It contains exploration data as well as submittal information gathered during the 1980s through 1999. Data was not received for some of the company’s major projects during the period, for example Newsboy and Carlota.
Richard (Dick) Hahman was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1936. He grew up in coal mining towns in Pennsylvania, then later in Washington, D.C. He received his master's in geology from the University of West Virginia. His career took him through the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Chile. He worked for several companies in Tucson, Arizona, before going to work for Conoco Inc. in Oklahoma City in the early 1980s. In the late '80s he started his consulting company, Hahman & Associates, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He moved back to Tucson around 1997. The collection contains geologic reports, drill logs, maps, assays, photos and field notes from exploration in Arizona and New Mexico.
The West Oatman Project collection consists of 92 folders of information on mineral investigations in the western part of the Oatman Metallic Mineral District, Mohave County. The principal mines or groups investigated were the Black Wonder, Moss, AL, ALX, RAL, and FB claims. The folders contain geological and geochemical reports, maps, drill results and related materials.
John Kinnison earned his master's in geology from the University of Arizona in 1958. He spent over twelve years with ASARCO. He was a consultant to the mining industry from 1973 to the early 1980s. He specialized in porphyry copper exploration in the Southwest U.S., but also worked in Mexico, Canada and the Western U.S., exploring base and precious metal veins and replacements, uranium, mercury, and gold placers. His professional work included management, target generation, ore reserves and mine evaluation. He had a professional history of general exploration, mine geology, sampling methods, surface mapping, extensive reconnaissance observation and mapping, and successful exploration for new ore deposits. The collection...
Geologic maps typically at 1:24,000 scale and frequently accompanied by text reports.
Grover Heinrichs was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1925. As a child, he moved with his family through the western United States, the Philippines and South Africa. He was the Vice President of Heinrichs GEOEXploration, located in Tucson, Arizona, where his brother, Walter Heinrichs, Jr., was President. During his career as a geologist, he also worked or consulted for a number of other companies including the USGS, Phelps Dodge, United Technologies and Essex International. He was the Vice President of La Paz Mining Inc. from 1984 until the early '90s. He was a member of several professional organizations including the Arizona Geological Society, the Mining Club of the Southwest and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy...
These photographs are from turn of the century. Mr. Osborn was the photographer. Most of the photographs are from the Ajo area of Arizona. The photographs depict mines, workings, buildings and families of the workers. This collection has not yet been cataloged. Please contact the Arizona Geological Survey to inquire about this collection.
George M. Colvocoresses was a mining engineer and metallurgist in Arizona. He was General Manager of Southwest Metals Company, Humboldt, AZ. It acquired Consolidated Arizona Smelting Company by the end of 1921. In 1920, Colvocoresses was appointed receiver for Consolidated Arizona Smelting Company out of Phoenix. This collection is comprised mainly of his reports on field visits, submittals from approximately 300 Arizona properties and 100 more properties in the Southwest. Subsequent additions to the collection after the 1940s came from his son, Alden P. Colvocoresses, or Bill Allison of Allison Steel Company.
Fred Hohne spent many years with Wyoming Minerals (subsidiary of Westinghouse) working on uranium exploration projects, especially the Workman Creek area of Gila County, Arizona. The collection contains geologic reports, drill hole data and maps of the Workman Creek area from the late 1970s as well as many other published reports on exploration in the Southwest U.S.
Edwin Noel Pennebaker received a B.S. in economic geology from University of California in 1924 and later went on to graduate studies. From the mid 1920s until the mid 1980s, he worked mainly as a consulting geologist for numerous companies around the globe. During the period 1935 to 1976, he consulted for a number of companies in Arizona. After 1985, he was Director Emeritus of Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, Wallace, ID. This collection of economic geologic reports focuses strictly on Arizona.
Walter Heinrichs, Jr. was a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a major in geophysics in 1940. His early career was spent in Oklahoma and Texas. He was the co-discoverer of the Pima Mine in southern Arizona using geophysical techniques and went on to co-found the Heinrichs GEOEXploration Company in Tucson in 1958. The company was active until 2011. Walter was active in several professional geological organizations and received numerous awards for his contributions to the profession. For further details, see his book, The Pima Mine Story, (2000).
Larry Kersey was Vice President of Alanco, Ltd., a mineral resource company mostly active during the 1980s and early 1990s. This collection consists of economic geologic information on several properties across Arizona. Many of the properties were in Mohave and Cochise counties. The collection contains geologic reports, maps, assays, field notes and related materials.
Sixty-three folders in this collection contain geologic, topographic and subsurface maps of Arizona. There are a number on the Yavapai County area, in particular the Yaeger Mine and Victor-Montezuma (AKA Hull Property and Montezuma & Huron).
James Sell was a native of Arizona, born in Casa Grande in 1930. He served the U.S. Army as a radio operator in the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and two Bronze Star Medals. On his return, he studied at the Colorado School of Mines and graduated in 1955. He earned his master's degree from the University of Arizona. He was the Southwest Exploration Manager for ASARCO and retired after 32 years. Sell was a member of the Arizona Geological Society and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. This collection consists of over 1,800 folders containing geologic reports and mineral exploration data from around the world, but primarily from Arizona and other states in the Southwest. Sell...
This collection consists of economic geologic information on mining properties and prospects across Arizona and surrounding states. Richard Mieritz was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin before moving to Arizona. He worked at the Silver Bell for ASARCO during the late 1940s. He was later a consultant based out of Phoenix. Records show he was a registered engineer and geologist in Arizona from the 1950s until his death in 1995.
This collection of photos shows the Richinbar mine in the 1930s and a revisit to the mine in 1957 by the Wheeler family. Carlton Wheeler graduated from the University of Oklahoma after WWI and worked as a geologist in Texas before moving his family to Arizona and working for the Richinbar mine. Most of the photos were taken in 1933, 1934, and 1935. The Richinbar mine stopped operations in 1937. This collection has not yet been cataloged. Please contact the Arizona Geological Survey to inquire about this collection.
Mason Coggin was director of Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources during the mid 1990s. These images were either shot by or collected by him. The newest photo showing a date is from 1953, but some photos were clearly taken as late as the 1970s or 1980s. Perhaps better than any other photo collection from ADMMR, this collection focuses on miners, mines, machinery and buildings. There are several images of the Bisbee and Ajo areas. This collection has not yet been cataloged. Please contact the Arizona Geological Survey to inquire about this collection.