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Reward Mine (Brown Monster Mine; Ruth; Hirsch and Telescope group; Brown Monster-Reward; Graham-Jones; Eclipse; Golden West claims; Hidden Treasure group; F. D. Roosevelt claims), Reward, Russ District, Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USA
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Caledonite
Reward Mine, Reward, Russ District, Inyo Mts, Inyo Co., California, USA

Photo: Michael Cline
Latitude: 36°45'5"N
Longitude: 118°3'0"W
 
 
A former Au-Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu occurrence/mine located in sec. 3, T14S, R36E, MDM, 0.6 km (0.4 mile) E of Reward and 2 miles E of Manzanar Station, 13 miles NE of Lone Pine, at the W base of the Inyo Mountains, at 4,500 feet elevation (approximately 10 miles N of Lone Pine. Turn right on Manizar Reward Road, approximately 7 miles), on private (patented) land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Local rocks include Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 3 (SE California Clastic Assemblage) and/or Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Workings include unspecified underground openings. (Interestingly, the USGS MRDS databse files provide no detailed data regarding workings. This is all the more curious since the topo map reflects a total of about 26 adit symbols, 3 shaft symbols and 5 prospect symbols in the Reward-Brown Monster complex.)

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Anglesite
Arsentsumebite
Austinite
Azurite
Beudantite
Bismoclite
Bismutite
Bornite
Brochantite
Bromargyrite
Calcite
Caledonite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
Chrysocolla
Conichalcite
Copper
Corkite
Covellite
Cuprite
Descloizite
Diopside
Duftite
Fluorapatite
Fornacite
Galena
Goethite
Gold
Gypsum
Hedyphane
Hemimorphite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
Kettnerite
Leadhillite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Malachite
Mimetite
Mottramite
Perite
Phosphohedyphane
Plattnerite
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
var: Jasper
Schmiederite
Sphalerite
Tremolite
Tsumebite
Vanadinite
Vesuvianite
Wulfenite


65 entries listed. 57 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

USA
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Inyo Mts (Inyo Range)
        • Russ District
          • Reward
            • Reward Mine (Brown Monster Mine; Ruth; Hirsch and Telescope group; Brown Monster-Reward; Graham-Jones; Eclipse; Golden West claims; Hidden Treasure group; F. D. Roosevelt claims)

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References

Wheeler, G.M. (1872), Preliminary report of explorations in Nevada, California and Arizona: 42nd. Congress, 2nd. session, S. Ex. Doc. 65: 45-46.

Rogers, Austin Flint (1910a), Notes on some pseudomorphs, petrifactions and alterations: American Philosophical Society Proceedings: 49: 20.

Knopf, Adolf (1914b), Mineral resources of the Inyo and White Mountains, California: USGS Bulletin 540: 118.

Rocks & Minerals (1939): 14: 72.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 119, 144, 217, 244, 388.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 234, 299, 340, 513, 514.

Adams, Paul M. (2000), Microminerals From the Reward Mine, Inyo Co., California, Mineral News: 16(5).

Bulletin of the Mineralogical Society of Southern California (2005): 75(3) (March, 2005).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10076596, 10103481 & 10281430

Adams, Paul (2010) The Brown Monster and Reward Mines Inyo County, California. Mineralogical Record 41: 175-193.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270042.

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