The Molly Marie Prospect is a group of 20 contiguous mining claims located in Maricopa County, Arizona. This website describes the exceptional geologic features of the Prospect that includes a very large IOCG (Iron Oxide Copper Gold) ore deposit located in a previously unrecognized submarine caldera over one mile in diameter.
Below is a photo showing the extents of the massive iron-oxide altered breccias of the deposit before they dive under basalt to the east. Please note the highway located approximately 600 yards to the west of the caldera. The volcanic rock exposed at the neck (Rhyolite porphyry) is very magnetic.
Accompanying this deposit, located near the foot of the Superstition Mountains, is a subject that must be breached:
A “missing” mining district, The Peralta Mines.
The location of these legendary mines has commonly been thought to be deep inside the Superstition Wilderness area, but it’s just outside its boundaries. The geology of the District shown within proves the existence of the IOCG deposit, but proving that the District was mined by the Spanish and Mexicans (also shown within), demonstrates that the IOCG deposit is the most sought-after kind………. an exceptionally gold-rich one.
The infrastructure of the historic District and the potential for great wealth left to be unearthed is shown within.
After 15 years of study and fieldwork, there is now enough evidence to present the mines that used to be, and where new mines could be.
Select any of the pages in the menu to begin……..
(cover photo is a view of the Superstition Mountains from the southern end of the Molly Marie Prospect)