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Kerdell Mine (Kerdell Lead prospect; Lone Ear prospect; Townsend Lead prospect), Panamint Butte, Cottonwood Mts, Panamint Mts (Panamint Range), Inyo Co., California, USA
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Latitude: 36°28'4"N
Longitude: 117°18'18"W
 
 
A former Au-Pb-Ag-Zn mine located in the SW¼ (estimated) sec. 26, T17S, R43E, MDM, 5.8 km (3.6 miles) NE of Panamint Butte (coordinates of record), along a tributary of South Fork Lemoigne Canyon (4.9 miles NNW of Towne Pass on highway 190), on National Park Service wilderness land (Death Valley National Park/Death Valley Wilderness). Property was comprised of 12 unpatented claims). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Mineralization is a replacement deposit hosted in limestone. The ore body forms lenses. Controls for ore emplacement included joint planes. Local rocks include Cambrian marine rocks and/or Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 16 (Northern Mojave Desert).

Workings include underground openings comprised of 2 adits and drifts totaling 300 feet, plus raises and winzes.

Mineral List

Galena
Gold


2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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References

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): 72-73.

Goodwin, Joseph Grant (1957) Lead and zinc in California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, Division of Mines (Report 53): 53(3&4): 481-482.

Hall, Wayne Everett & Hal G. Stephens (1963), Economic geology of the Panamint Butte quadrangle and Modoc district, Inyo County, California: California Division of Mines & Geology Special Report 73: 36.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10103472 & 10138956.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270679.

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