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Mine and Mineral Sites and Data Sources

1)  BLM State Office - Phoenix

     CD's for $12 copies of original topographic surveys, mining districts and patented flats





2)  USGS


     Website for mineral resources for the United States and the world




     Resource for mineral data, mine data and district data




     The state has scanned more than 70% of its documents for mine inspector files and other documents.




     Source for active events worldwide.


6)  National Archives - Bureau of Mines


     Copies of all of the USBM files 


6)  Maps and More Maps

Places to Go

Links to information on places to go for camping, rockhounding, sightseeing, etc.:


GENERAL INFORMATION:  Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, approximately 90 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona, provides visitors the opportunity to view an ancient archaeological site containing hundreds of symbolic and artistic rock etchings, or "petroglyphs," produced centuries ago by prehistoric peoples. There are also inscriptions made by people who passed through during historic times. Many well- known events in Arizona history occurred near the Petroglyph Site, including the expedition of Juan Bautista de Anza that founded San Francisco, the Mormon Battalion and the Butterfield Overland Mail. Formerly a unit of the Arizona State Park system, jurisdiction of Painted Rock Petroglyph Site reverted to the Bureau of Land Management in 1989.

Articles of Interest (For Download)

Click below to read an article written and provided by Don Robertson of Glockmeister in Phoenix, AZ on the old mining town of Austin, Nevada.

We thank Don for sharing this with our club.



Click below for an brief introduction on how to dowse and create your own dowsing rods, along with a dowsing chart.

Click below for an educational document on land descriptions and measurements.

© 2016 Gold Prospectors Association of Phoenix (GPAP)

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