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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.
This collection consists of economic geologic information on Anderson Mine and Date Creek area collected from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. It contains geologic reports, maps, assays, drill logs and related materials.
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.
This collection consists of cataloged metadata for gravity base stations in Arizona, and includes data from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
This collection includes geochronology data for samples collected in Arizona. The database includes data for samples collected for isotopic age analyses. Each sample may have one or more associated analyses.
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.
Arimetco, Inc. was a mining company with properties in Arizona and Nevada. The collection contains economic geologic information on a limited number of properties, notably the Zonia Mine, Yavapai County, and the Courtland-Gleeson Project in Cochise County. The collection consists of geologic reports, maps, assays, drill logs and related materials.
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.
These photographs were mostly taken from the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources (ADMMR) Mining collection, records on mineral resource exploration and mining in Arizona from late 1800s to the early 2000s. Photographs principally relate to a mineral locality reported in the Arizona Mineral Industry Location System. Photographs titled "ADMMR" document the history of the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, making up a little over 10 percent of the collection. Items were arranged alphabetically by prints and negatives, then slides and lastly Polaroids. The hyphenated number at the end of each title refers to the old numbering system employed by our dedicated volunteers and should not be...
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...
JABA, Inc. held properties in the historic Tombstone mining district and conducted extensive mineral surveys for porphyry copper during the period of the late 1970s into the 1990s. Their explorations focused on the greater Tombstone Metallic Mineral District including the Tombstone Caldera, identified by Jim Briscoe in 1988. The collection contains geologic maps, geophysical maps, drilling records, claim information, technical reports, environmental analyses, correspondence, photographs and assays. The contents are grouped into labeled binders by type and span approximately 60 feet of records.
This collection includes materials associated with oil and gas wells that have been scanned, and are in electronic form. This collection includes scanned well log files. Files are in TIFF format for each of the logs acquired from oil or gas wells in the state of Arizona.
This collection includes well log records. Files include well logs, permit information, and completion reports. Some files include e-logs for registered oil and gas wells. About 30% of wells are in a more complete database with formation tops, types of logs available, and test information.
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.
Collection includes scanned geologic maps, in tiff and jpg formats, some are georeferenced with geoTiff or world file. Some maps may be available online. Please contact the Arizona Geological Survey to inquire about this collection.