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Cerussite Mine, Galena Peak, Nelson Range, Lee District, Inyo Co., California, USA

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A former Pb-Ag mine located in sec. 7, T16S, R40E, MDM, 0.9 km (0.5 mile) WNW of Galena Peak (summit), on National Park Service land (Death Valley National Park). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters.

Mineralization is a vein deposit, with a 2 to 8 inch wide seam of oxidized Pb & Ag ore, hosted in limestone. The ore body strikes NE and dips 40N. Local rocks include Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 1 (Mojave Desert and Death Valley area).

Workings include underground openings comprised of 4 short adits.

No recorded production.

Reported assay from $12 - $25 per ton (period values).

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2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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References

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1938), Mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 34(4): 434.

McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 42-43.

Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines: 53(3&4): 461.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 101, 231, 232 (map 6-5).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10033965 & 10260464.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270576.

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