An Archaeological Survey for the Carlota Mine Powerline and Associated SRP Substation, Gila County, Arizona

Author(s): Douglas R. Mitchell

Year: 1994


The Carlota Copper Company, through Faverty and Associates, and the Salt River Project, requested that SWCA, Inc. conduct an archaeological examination of two areas for a proposed electrical substation and an associated powerline corridor. Carlota is proposing to begin a new mine south of the existing Pinto Valley mine and west of Highway 60, located on Tonto National Forest land and these facilities will be associated with the proposed mine. The project area was examined for the presence of cultural resources and none were found. No further archaeological work is recommended for the project area.

The proposed SRP substation consists of an approximately four and a half acre parcel along the south side of the Pinto Valley Mine access road. The parcel is a few hundred feet southeast of the Cottonwood Tailings Pond. A corridor was also surveyed along the existing access road. A 200 foot wide corridor was examined, 100 feet on either side of the centerline, for a total of approximately 32 acres. Much of the area within the powerline corridor had been disturbed by the existing road or the Cottonwood Tailings Pond.

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An Archaeological Survey for the Carlota Mine Powerline and Associated SRP Substation, Gila County, Arizona, 29. Douglas R. Mitchell. 1994 ( tDAR id: 433620) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8433620

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -110.98; min lat: 33.378 ; max long: -110.877; max lat: 33.551 ;

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SWCA Archaeological Report No.(s): 94-29

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