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Upper Canyon Nitrate deposit (Upper Canyon Niter beds; Nitre Beds; Upper Canyon beds), China Ranch (Morrison Ranch), Inyo Co., California, USA

Latitude: 35°48'16"N
Longitude: 116°12'44"W
A Nitrate-gypsum deposit(s)/prospect(s) located in secs. 27, 28, 33 & 34, T20N, R7E, SBM, 1.6 km (1.0 mile) WNW of China Ranch and 5.0 km (3.1 miles) SSE of Tecopa, along the Amargosa River in Upper Canyon. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Local rocks include Plio-Pleistocene and Pliocene loosely consolidated deposits.

Workings include unspecified surface openings/operations.

Mineral List

Gypsum
var: Selenite

Niter
Nitratine


3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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References

Bailey, Gilbert E. (1902), The saline deposits of California: California Mining Bureau Bulletin 24: 165-174, 181.

Phalen, William Clifton (1913), Potash salts; summary for 1912: Mineral Resources U.S., 1912, part 2: 894.

Waring, Clarence A. & E. Huguenin (1919), Inyo County: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 119.

Noble, Levi Fatzinger, George Rogers Mansfield, et al (1922), Nitrate deposits in the Amargosa region, southeastern California: USGS Bulletin 724: 22-88.

Noble, Levi Fatzinger (1931), Nitrate deposits in southeastern California, with notes on deposits in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico: USGS Bulletin 820: 10-32.

Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): No. 300, p. 222.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 210, 280, 341, 342.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 285, 342.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10211951.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270814.

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