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Pine Creek Mine, Mount Morgan, Bishop, Tungsten Hills, Tungsten Hills District (Bishop District), Inyo Co., California, USA

Pine Creek Mine, Mount Morgan, Bishop, Tungsten Hills, Tungsten Hills District, Inyo Co., California, USA

Photo: JSS
Latitude: 37°23'34"N
Longitude: 118°43'8"W
A former W-Mo mine located in secs. 30 & 31, T6S, R30E, MDM, and in secs. 19 & 20, T6N, R31E, MDM, on the S slope of Mount Morgan near the head of Pine Creek, about 20 miles W of Bishop, at 11,000 feet of altitude.

Mineralization is a W orebody in marble with tactite (skarn). The scheelite ore body is in metamorphic rocks and is 7 miles long and 1 mile wide.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
'Andradite-Grossular Series'

26 entries listed. 22 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

  • California
    • Inyo Co.
      • Tungsten Hills District (Bishop District)

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Knopf, Adolf (1917a), Tungsten deposits of northwestern Inyo County California: USGS Bulletin 640: 229-249; […(abstract): Washington Academy of Science Journal: 7: 357; …Geol. Zentralbl., Band 28: 165].

Tucker, W. Burling (1921), Los Angeles field division: California Mining Bureau. Report 17: 296, 301.

Hess, Frank L. & Esper S. Larsen (1922), Contact-metamorphic tungsten deposits of the United States: USGS Bulletin 725: 275, 276.

Young, George J. (1926), Mining tungsten at Pine Creek: Engineering & Mining Journal: 121: 605-606.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1081.

Bateman, Paul C. (1945), Pine Creek and Adamson tungsten mines, Inyo County, California: California Division Mines Report 42: 231-250.

Bateman, Paul C. (1965), Geology and tungsten mineralization of the Bishop district, California: USGS PP 470: 127-128, 129, 130, 134.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 111, 225, 268, 294, 308, 328, 329.

Gray, R.F., Hoffman, V.F., Bagan, R.J., and McKinley, H.L. (1968) Bishop tungsten district. In Ore Deposits of the United States, 1933-1967. The Graton-Sales volume, New York. A.I.M.E.: 1549, 1550, 1552, 1553.

Newberry, R. J. (1982): Econ. Geol. 77, 823-844.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 79, 89, 94, 126, 188, 332, 339, 341, 367, 387, 401, 405, 409, 474, 478, 489, 495, 501-502.

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