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Bakoch Mine, Piper Peak, Inyo Co., California, USA

Latitude: 37°8'6"N
Longitude: 118°21'24"W
A former W mine located in secs. 26 & 27, T9S, R33E, MDM, 3.9 km (2.4 miles) SE of Piper Peak (coordinates of record) and 6.9 km (4.3 miles) WSW of Big Pine (on ridge between Big Pine Creek and Baker Creek), on National Forest land. Operated in 1944. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in limestone and granodiorite. The ore body is lenticular, strikes NW and dips 50 SW at a width of 9.14 meters and a length of 91.44 meters. Local rocks include Quaternary glacial deposits.

Workings include surface and underground openings comprised of an adit 110 feet long. A raise 95 feet to the surface is located 110 feet from the adit portal. A Glory Hole was started.

Production data are found in: Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951).

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Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 47): 47(1): 86-87.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10103221 & 10139310.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270417.

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