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Photocopies of out-of-print publications (See OFR90-5 and OFR04-21 ) are available for $ .15 per page. Contact the Department for more information.

Directories

D50 - Directory of Arizona Mining Consultants (PDF format)
by N. Niemuth, 2004.
Contact information and description of services are provided for Arizona residents registered in the following mining related disciplines: assayers, geological engineers, geologists, geophysical engineers, metallurgical and mining engineers. 21 p. $3.00.
D51 - Directory of Active Mines in Arizona 2007
by N. Niemuth, D. Bain, and F. Kimbler, 2007.
The directory lists operating company, address, website, phone, key personnel, number of employees, mine name, location, and a descrption of the operation. Major projects under development are listed. Includes a 1:1,000,000 scale color map showing the locations of hard rock and aggregate mines. A summary of 2006 mineral production and significant events is also provided. 34 p. $20.00

Special Reports

SR1 - Uranium Prospector's Guide
by K.A. Phillips & M.N. Greeley, 1979.
A guide for the independent prospector searching for occurrences of uranium. Chapters on mineralogy and geology of uranium and prospecting methods. 34 p. $6.00
SR12 - Laws and Regulations Governing Mineral Rights in Arizona
by V.H. Verity and L.D. Clark. 9th Edition, 1988, updated 1998.
A lay language interpretation of federal and state laws applicable to mineral rights within Arizona. Includes discussions and forms for locating (staking) and maintaining claims on both public domain and State-owned lands. 91 p. $8.00 (Mining Claim forms only are contained in Circular 115, (PDF format). A brief discussion and related links are provided on the mineral rights and mining claims page.
SR19 - From the Ground Up
by Gov. Jack Williams, 2nd ed. 1994.
Colorful stories of Arizona's early mineral discoveries and the men who made them. Includes tales of the Vulture, United Verde, Harquahala, Bisbee and others. 36 p. $1.00
SR23 - Manual for Determination of Status and Ownership Arizona Mineral and Water Rights
by J.C. Lacy, 1999.
A detailed explanation of land, mineral rights and water rights ownership status. Includes annotated samples of status maps and indexes. 29 p. $3.00 A brief discussion and related links are provided on the mineral rights and mining claims page.
SR 24 - Study of Mineral Production with Reference to the Rosemont Copper Project
by M.M. Singh, 2009.
Includes an economic impact report prepared by L. William Seidman Research Institute, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. 69 p. $15.00
SR 26 - An Assessment of the Economic Impacts of the Rosemont Copper Project on the Economies of the Cochise/Pima/Santa Cruz Counties Study Area, Arizona, and the United States
by M.M. Singh, 2009.
SR 27 - Strategic Economic Development Vision for the Arizona-Sonora Region
by D. Nations and K. Phillips, 1997.
Produced under the auspices of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research Northern Arizona University, 112 p., Digital Release 2010.
SR 29 - Water Consumption at Copper Mines in Arizona
by M.M. Singh, 2010.

Mineral Reports

MR3 - Molybdenum Occurrences in Arizona
by C.J. Hicks, 1979.
Occurrences are listed by county with a brief description of each. The mineralogy, geology, uses and history of molybdenum are provided. 37 p. $6.00
MR4 - Arizona Industrial Minerals
by K.A. Phillips, 1987.
Covers 1400 known Arizona industrial mineral occurrences. The commodities included are mica, silica-quartz, specialty sand, pumice, limestone, salt, dolomite, clay, zeolites, fluorspar, feldspar, wollastonite, strontium, and others. Includes location tables and maps. 185 p. $12.00
MR6 - BERYL - A Unique Opportunity for the Prospector and Small Mine Operator
by K.A. Phillips, 1986.
Describes the mineral beryl, prospecting techniques and its amenability to production by small mine operators. 7 p. $2.00
MR7 - Gold Panning in Arizona
by D. Bain, 1990.
Includes the origin of placer gold in Arizona, prospecting tips, panning instructions, and maps to panning locations. 30 p. $3.00

County Mine Maps and Data

The County Mine Map series consists of sets of 20" x 24" maps showing the locations of mines, prospects, quarries, and processing mills and plants. They are plotted on Arizona Department of Transportation base maps (scale 1" = 2 miles) by the Department's Arizona Mineral Industry Location System (AzMILS) number. Each map set includes a geographically sorted mine index that lists AzMILS number, primary mine name, alternate names, a file reference, topographic quadrangle name, township, range, section, quarter section, and up to 7 commodities. Over 10,400 locations cover the entire series of 12 sets for Arizona's 15 counties. Prices for each county set are given in the preceding table. Click here to view a sample of the maps and indexes for sale (PDF format). Click here to view a map of all AzMILS locations as a jpg image or higher resolution PDF format map.

Publication County Number
of Maps
Number
of Mines
Price
CM-1 Apache 18 353 $20.00
CM-2 Cochise 9 698 15.00
CM-3 Coconino 28 594 30.00
CM-4 Gila 9 731 15.00
CM-5 Graham/
Greenlee
12 516 20.00
CM-6 La Paz/ Yuma 15 583 20.00
CM-7 Maricopa 11 915 15.00
CM-8 Mohave 20 1,411 25.00
CM-9 Navajo 17 232 20.00
CM-10 Pima/
Santa Cruz
14 1,487 20.00
CM-11 Pinal 9 1,024 15.00
CM-12 Yavapai 12 1,948 20.00
AzMILS on Disk
The complete AzMILS database is available as dBase files on CD-ROM disc. The databases can be sorted on any field or combination of fields, including commodities. Bibliographies include reference information on individual mines. Latitude and longitude is included for each occurrence for GPS use. $20.00

Open-File Reports

OFR89-1 Industrial Minerals in Arizona's Paint Industry (PDF format)
by K.A. Phillips, 1989.
The State's paint manufacturing industry is described emphasizing the wide variety of industrial minerals consumed, their specifications and the quantities used. 13 p. $2.50
OFR89-2 Industrial Minerals in Arizona's Wallboard Joint Cement Industry (PDF format)
by K.A. Phillips, 1989.
The State's wallboard joint cement manufacturing industry is described emphasizing the specifications and quantities of industrial minerals consumed. 9 p. $2.50
OFR89-3 Industrial Minerals in Southern California's Wallboard Joint Cement Industry (PDF format) (Potential for Mineral Development in Arizona)
by K.A. Phillips, 1989.
The region's wallboard joint cement manufacturing industry is described emphasizing the specifications and quantities of industrial minerals consumed. 12 p. $2.50
OFR90-5 Publications of the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources from 1939 to 1990 (PDF format)
by D. Bain, 1990.
15 p. $2.50
OFR91-6 Industrial Minerals in Arizona's Cultured Marble Industry
by K.A. Phillips, 1991.
The State's cultured marble industry is described emphasizing the specifications and quantities of industrial minerals consumed. 11 p. $2.50
OFR91-8 Pumice and Pumicite in Arizona
by J.M. Hoffer, 1991.
Describes over 50 pumice occurrences in Arizona. Includes deposit map, scale 1:1,000,000. 67 p. $10.00
OFR92-10 Copper Oxide Resources
by N.J. Niemuth and K. A. Phillips, 1992.
A listing of over 800 Arizona deposits that contain copper oxide. 18 p. $5.00
OFR93-12 Economic Geology of the Sierra Estrella, Maricopa and Pinal Counties, Arizona
by E. B. Melchiorre, 1993.
Includes site descriptions of metallic and nonmetallic resources. 29 p. $2.50
OFR95-13 Listing of the Grover Heinrichs File Collection
compiled by N.J. Niemuth, 1995.
Describes contents of collection open filed at DMMR. 31 p. $3.00
OFR97-15 The Art of Making a Cabochon
by Walter Peck, revisions by Doug Duffy and Shirley Cote, 1997.
15 p. $2.40.
OFR01-17 Arizona Copper Reserves
DMMR (Information is periodically updated)
Reserve and ownership information for over 75 major copper properties. Click here to view map of Arizona copper resources (PDF format). 85 p. $10.00
OFR02-18 The Crushed Stone Industry Grows Up (PDF Format)
A History of Mineral Material Trespass on Public Lands in Central Arizona, by W. Scott Donaldson, 2002.
21 p. $2.50
OFR02-20 Arizona Mining Scams and Unassayable Ore Projects of the Late 20th Century (PDF Format)
by W. Scott Donaldson, 2002.
28 p. $3.00
OFR04-21 Publications of the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources from 1990 to 2004 (PDF Format)
by D. Bain, 2004.
7 p. $2.50.
OFR05-22 Arizona's Metallic Resources - Trends and Opportunities (PDF format - 2.7 MB)
by Nyal Niemuth, 2005.
Special for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention. Provides overview of porphyry copper, uranium, gold and volcanogenic massive sulfides deposits and exploration activity. Includes maps of metallic mineral districts, Federal mining claims and Arizona state exploration permits. Scale 1:3,000,000. Includes publications lists and other information from cooperating organizations. 22 p. Free.
OFR06-23 Arizona's Metallic Resources - Trends and Opportunities (PDF format 2.7 MB)
by Nyal Niemuth, 2006.
Special for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention. Provides overview of porphyry copper, uranium, gold and volcanogenic massive sulfides deposits and exploration activity. Includes maps of Federal mining claims and Arizona state exploration permits. Scale 1:3,000,000. Includes publications lists and other information from cooperating organizations. 22 p. Free.
OFR07-24 Arizona's Metallic Resources - Trends and Opportunities (PDF format 2.7 MB)
by Nyal Niemuth, 2007.
Special for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention. Provides overview of porphyry copper, uranium, gold and volcanogenic massive sulfides deposits and exploration activity. Includes maps of Federal mining claims and Arizona state exploration permits. Scale 1:3,000,000. Includes publications lists and other information from cooperating organizations. 22 p. Free.
OFR07-25 Checklist of Arizona Minerals
by Raymond Grant, 2007.
Lists all 861 minerals that occur in Arizona including the 61 identified since publication of the 3rd edition of Mineralogy of Arizona. 57 p. $15.00
OFR08-26 Arizona's Metallic Resources - Trends and Opportunities (PDF format 3.3 MB)
by Nyal Niemuth, 2008.
Special for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention. Provides overview of porphyry copper, uranium, gold and volcanogenic massive sulfides deposits and exploration activity. Lists available properties. Includes maps of Federal mining claims and Arizona state exploration permits. Scale 1:3,000,000. Includes publications lists and other information from cooperating organizations. 26 p. Free.
OFR09-28 Testimony by DMMR Re: H.R. 644,Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act (PDF format 1.1 MB)
by Madan Singh, 2009.
Testimony presented at Congress against the withdrawal of the uranium-bearing lands around Grand Canyon National Park. 17 p. $2.50

Circulars

Circulars are free online, 25 cents by mail.

C2 Arizona Land Ownership Status
by K.A. Phillips, Revised June, 2009.
Brief instructions on determination of land status.
C3 Platinum in Arizona
by K.A. Phillips, 1980.
Answers commonly asked questions about platinum group metals, minerals, and potential in Arizona.
C4 Prospecting for Barite
by C.J. Hicks & K.A. Phillips, 1981, Revised 2001.
Brief discussion of barite and its deposits. Provides prospecting guidelines applicable to most minerals.
C7 Services of the Department to Potential Purchasers of Arizona Mineral Commodities
by K. A. Phillips, 1988, Revised 2008.
Lists mineral commodites of Arizona noting those with current or historic production and known resources.
C9 Titanium
by M.N. Greeley, 1982.
Describes titanium, its minerals, geology, and Arizona's potential for the prospector.
C10 Services and Help from the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
by K. A. Phillips, 1985.
C20 Maps and Books for Arizona Gold and Gold Prospecting
Authors, titles, descriptions and publishers' names and addresses are provided.
C27 Treating Gold Ores by Amalgamation
by R. R. Beard, 1987.
Text of a presentation at a mining seminar.
C30 Arizona Mining Law Change - 1989, 1990 (PDF format)
Explains the changes in lease and claim procedures for State Trust Lands.
C36 Arizona Recordation Law Change, 1991
Explains the new requirements for legal documents filed with county recorder.
C51 Pertinent Data for New or Prospective Mining Operations in Arizona
by N.J. Niemuth, 1993.
Briefly discusses permits and regulatory requirements of state, federal, and county agencies for mining operations. Discontinued See instead Arizona Mining Summit - Guide to Permitting Mining Operations, 2000. (PDF format)
C52 Jig Recovery Systems
by H. Mason Coggin, 1995.
Describes how jigs operate and summarizes various types.
C56 Annual Assessment Work Requirements Under Arizona Statute
by John C. Lacy, 1994.
An explanation of assessment work requirements by John C. Lacy.
C59 Mining Scams
by M.N. Greeley, 1995.
Discusses common features of mining scams and ways to avoid being a victim of one.
C63 Reference Materials Listing
1996.
DMMR library holdings on mines, mining, and recovery technology.
C65 Arizona Industrial Minerals and Their Processing Methods
by K. A. Phillips, 1996.
C77 Arizona Mining Update - 1997
A review of mining activity in Arizona. Includes gold, copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal activity.
C87 Arizona Mining Update - 1999
A review of mining activity in Arizona during 1999 and 2000. Includes gold, copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal activity.
C91 Assayers and Assay Offices in Arizona (PDF format)
2009.
List of commercial assay laboratories in Arizona with registered assayers. Includes information on the fire assay process.
C92 Arizona Rockhound Information (PDF format)
by D. Bain.
Includes information on mine tours, mineral collecting areas, gold panning, and a short bibliography. Revised 2009.
C95 Services of the Department to Potential Purchasers of Arizona Mineral Commodities
by K.A. Phillips, 2001.
C100 Arizona Mining Update - 2000 and 2001 (PDF format)
by N. Niemuth, 2002.
A review of mining activity in Arizona during 2000 and 2001. Describes copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal mines as well as mineral exploration and government news. Includes a map of principal producers by commodity. Scale 1:3,000,000.
C103 A Review of Mercury Mining in the Phoenix Mountains, Maricopa County (PDF format)
by D. Bain, 2003.
C104 Mining Laws and Regulations, Changes and Revisions 2003
Revised December 2010.
Review of recent changes to mineral acquisition and surface management regulations. This information supersedes some information in SR12 Laws and Regulations Governing Mineral Rights in Arizona 9th edition. Includes links to BLM and Forest Service information and claim forms.
C108 Arizona Mining Update - 2002 and 2003
(PDF format)
by N. Niemuth, 2004.
A review of mining activity in Arizona during 2002 and 2003. Describes copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal production as well as mineral exploration and government news.
C114 Arizona Mining Update 2004 (PDF format)
by N. Niemuth, 2005.
A review of mining activity in Arizona during 2004. Describes copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal production as well as mineral exploration and government news.
C115 Mining Claim Forms
Includes the following mining claim forms: Location Notices for lode and placer claims, Claim Map, Affidavit of Performance of Annual Work, Notice of Non-liability for Labor and Material Furnished, Notice of Intent to Hold Mining Claims, and Attachment for Additional Claims.
C118 Arizona Mining Update 2005 (PDF format)
by N. Niemuth, 2006.
A review of mining activity in Arizona during 2005. Describes copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal production as well as mineral exploration and government news.
C119 Listing of U.S. Bureau of Mines Mineral Land Assessments in Arizona 2006
This entire series has been scanned, OCR'd and made available as pdf files on this website. The series provides detailed descriptions and sample data for many hundreds of mines and prospects in Arizona.
C125 Arizona Mining Update 2006 (PDF format)
by N. Niemuth, 2007.
A review of mining activity in Arizona during 2006. Describes copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal production as well as mineral exploration and government news.
C126 Guide to Online Land Status Records (PDF format)
2007.
A guide to the online availability of ownership records for mining claims and other lands. Includes records of the Bureau of Land Management, State Land Department, and County Recorder Offices in Arizona.
C127 Arizona Gem and Mineral Shows 2008 - 2009 (PDF format)
Includes date, location, sponsoring group, contact person.
C129 Arizona Mining Update 2007 (PDF format)
by N. Niemuth, 2008.
A review of mining activity in Arizona during 2007. Describes copper, gemstone, industrial mineral, and coal production as well as mineral exploration and government news.
C130 Federal Agencies Concerned with Mining in Arizona (PDF format)
2009.
Contains addresses, phone numbers, websites and pertinent people for the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and many other Federal agencies.
C131 State Agencies Concerned with Mining & Mineral Resources in Arizona (PDF format)
2009.
Contains names, addresses, websites and pertinent people at state agencies concerned with mines and mineral resources.
C132 County Agencies Concerned with Mining & Mineral Resources in Arizona (PDF format)
2007.
Includes a listing of all County websites, Recorders' addresses, phone and fax numbers, plus Assessor and Health department information.
C133 Arizona Gem and Mineral Shows 2009 - 2010 (PDF format)
Includes date, location, sponsoring group, contact person.
C134 Arizona Earth Science Clubs 2009 - 2010 (PDF format)
Includes rockhound, lapidary, and prospecting organizations.
C136 Arizona Gem and Mineral Shows 2010 - 2011 (PDF format)
Includes date, location, sponsoring group, contact person.
C137 Arizona Earth Science Clubs 2010 - 2011 (PDF format)
Includes rockhound, lapidary, and prospecting organizations.

Maps

All maps are shipped folded. Contact the Department to special order rolled maps or a different scale or media.

M84-1 Arizona Mineral Potential Map
by K. A. Phillips and others, 1984.
Map showing areas favorable for future discovery and development of mineral deposits for land use planning considerations. Scale 1:1,000,000. Blackline $2.50.
MM-17 Metallogenic Provinces of Arizona
by P.F. O'Hara, N. J. Niemuth, and G. Ryberg, 1989.
Preliminary edition showing 49 metallogenic provinces in Arizona. Scale 1:1,000,000. Blackline $2.50.
M02-2 Map of Arizona Copper Resources (PDF format)
Provides names and locations of principal deposits. Scale1:3,000,000. (Order Open File Report 1-17 Arizona Copper Reserves for details of the deposits.) $.50
M07-3 Active Mines Map - 2007
cartography by S. Eastman. Scale 1:1,000,000, 8 p. index, 2007.
Shows the locations of all 402 active mines in Arizona, including sand and gravel operations. (The color map is included with purchase of Directory of Active Mines in Arizona 2007). $10.00. To view the active mine locations download the zipped Google Earth KML map file.
Map of Arizona Mineral Producers 2002 (PDF format)
Shows principal commodity locations. Scale 1:3,000,000.
Map of Major Mines and Developing Projects 2010 (PDF format)
Shows principal mine locations. Scale 1:3,000,000. Also see - County Mine Maps and Data.

REPRINTED MAPS AND REPORTS

Arizona Mining District Map
by E. Wilson, R. O'Haire, and F. McCoy, 1961.
Originally compiled by Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology. Scale 1:1,000,000. Blackline print. $2.50
Gold Placer Map
by M. Johnson, 1970.
Map showing location of placer gold deposits in Arizona. Reprint of USGS Bulletin 1355, Plate 1. Scale 1:1,000,000. Blackline print. $2.00.
Stone in Arizona
by R. Townsend, 1962.
Information on occurrences of stone in Arizona and production techniques. Originally prepared by the Arizona Development Board. 50 p. Photocopy. $8.00.
Digital Reprints
The Digital Reprints are now available free on our website's Digital Library section. If you do not have a high speed connection you may request a CD-ROM of the online publications at $10 per title (including plates) plus shipping.

Mineral Education Kit

A boxed set of 40 plus mineral samples including a collection of Arizona's commonly mined minerals, 7 of the Mohs' scale of hardness minerals, and examples of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. Includes a 55-page booklet.

Non-DMMR Publications

ON-1 Principal Deposits of Strategic and Critical Minerals in Arizona, 1992
Published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. A compressive review of Arizona's mineral commodities and infrastructure. 334 p. Reduced price - $8.00

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