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Lead Mountain Mine (Main Barite Mine), Lead Mountain, Barstow, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
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Lead Mountain Mine, Lead Mountain, Barstow, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

Photo: 2003 DM
Latitude: 34°55'12"N
Longitude: 116°56'10"W
A Baryte mine located in sec. 36, T10N, R1W (SB), near Barstow and SW of Calico, a few miles SW of the Calico District.

Mineralization is a baryte vein deposit in metamorphic rocks of Pre-Cretaceous age and sedimentary and volcanic rocks of Tertiary age. The veins follow faults.

Mineral List

Murdochite ?
Sulphur ?

17 entries listed. 17 valid minerals.

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Tucker, W. Burling (1921), Los Angeles field division: California Mining Bureau Report 17: 334.

Tucker, W. Burling (1924a), Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura Counties: California Mining Bureau. Report 20: 95, 199.

Erwin, H.D. & D.L. Gardner (1940), Notes on the geology of a portion of the Calico Mountains, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Report 36: 245.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1942), Notes on some minerals from southern California, III: American Mineralogist: 27: 327.

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1943b), Mineral resources of San Bernardino County: California Division Mines Report 39: 484.

Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral deposits of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines & Geology: 49(1&2): 79 table - list of mines, 155.

Durrell, C. (1954), Barite deposits near Barstow, San Bernardino County, California: California Division of Mines Special Report 39: 7.

Brobst, D.A. (1958), Barite Resources of the United States, USGS Bull. 1072-B: 108 (Table 10).

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 98, 126, 191, 218.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California: 195, 233, 514.

Housley, Robert, private communication to Michael B. Moore.

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