Mindat Logo

Unnamed W mine (1), Ocotillo, Imperial Co., California, USA

Latitude: 32°39'17"N
Longitude: 115°59'5"W
A former (past producer) W-abrasives (garnet) mine located 9.4 km (5.8 miles) S of Ocotillo. NOTE: MRDS conundrum: calls it a "prospect" but states "past producer."

Mineralization is a W deposit (Deposit model: 42: W skarn) hosted in limestone and schist. The ore is a lens 1.22 meters wide and 19.81 meters long. Ore control was a contact zone.

Workings include a trench and an incline (S80W), at 2.44 meters deep and 18.59 meters long, and 7.62 meters long, respectively.


Todd, V.R., Kilburn, J.E., Detra, D.E., Griscom, Andrew, Kruse, F.A., and McHugh, E.L. (1987), Mineral Resources of the Jacumba (In-Ko-Pah) Wilderness Study Area, Imperial County, California: USGS Bulletin 1711-D, 18 pp.

USGS MRDS database (2005), loc. file ID #10062394.

Mineral List


3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

The above list contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
This page is currently not sponsored. To sponsor this page click here.

Mineral and/or Locality  
Search Google  
Copyright © Jolyon Ralph and Ida Chau 1993-2014. Site Map. Locality, mineral & photograph data are the copyright of the individuals who submitted them. Site hosted & developed by Jolyon Ralph. Mindat.org is an online information resource dedicated to providing free mineralogical information to all. Mindat relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters. Mindat does not offer minerals for sale. If you would like to add information to improve the quality of our database, then click here to register.
Current server date and time: December 23, 2014 03:43:52 Page generated: June 23, 2011 21:10:57
Mineral and Locality Search
and/or Locality:
Fade toolbar when not in focusFix toolbar to bottom of page
Hide Social Media Links
Slideshow frame delay seconds