Gold Chain Mine

Gold Chain Mine ATV Trail

Owned by the Gold Chain Mining Company C/O E. Steele McIntyre, Eureka, Utah. Operated by the Mammoth Mining Co. (1930). MRDS database accuracy for this location is not stated.

Mineralization is a Pliocene polymetallic vein/gossan deposit hosted in the Ajax Dolomite, Opex Formation. The ore body is 609.6 meters in length. Controls for ore emplacement included N-trending fissures with NE off-shoots. It strikes N to W of the Mammoth pipe. Local alteration includes contact metamorphism.

Workings include underground openings with a length of 1,609.3 meters, an overall depth of 304.8 meters and an overall length of 609.6 meters, and consist of a 220 foot adit with a 40 foot winze. 200 feet N is an open cut with a 40 foot adit. 1,500 feet E is a 70 foot adit. An old shaft is caved into the stopes & is considered dangerous. The Ajax adit is 400 feet from the portal. Explored during 1926 from the 1,800 level of the Lower Mammoth.

ATV off road trail is accessible from Old Wagon Trail Rod in Bullhead City, Arizona.

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