Defense Mine, Panamint Valley, Lookout District (Modoc District), Inyo Co., California, USA
A former Pb-Ag-Au-Zn-Cu mine located in sec. 31, T19S, R42E, MDM, on the W side of the Panamint Valley on the E slope of the Argus Range.
Mineralization is a replacement type deposit hosted in limestone.
Local structures include faults.
ReferencesNorman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): 68-69.
Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines: 53(3&4): 467-468.
Hall, Wayne Everett & Hal G. Stephens (1963), Economic geology of the Panamint Butte quadrangle and Modoc district, Inyo County, California: California Division of Mines & Geology Special Report 73: 24-26, 28.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 105, 160, 163, 173, 266.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 164, 168, 194, 210, 297, 299, 325, 515.
17 entries listed. 17 valid minerals.
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