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Cactus Gold Mine (Blue Eagle Mine; Middle Butte Mine; Cactus Mine; Cactus Queen Mine; Shumake deposit; Shumake Mine), Middle Butte, Mojave, Mojave District, Kern Co., California, USA

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A former Au-Ag-Cu-Pb mine and plant located in the SW¼ & NW¼ sec. 17, T10N, R13W, SBM.

Reserve-Resource data are found in: Hecla Mining Company (1995), Form 10-K Report: 27.

Mineral List

29 entries listed. 26 valid minerals.

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Tucker, W. Burling, Reid J. Sampson, & Gordon Blaisdell Oakeshott (1949), Mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 45: 216.

Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report No. 1, 370 pp.: 44, 49, 99, 103-104, 109, 126.

Southern Pacific Co. (1964b), Minerals for Industry, Vol. III - Southern California: 42, 53.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 85, 124, 205, 233, 292, 296, 339.

Clark, Wm. B. (1970a) Gold districts of California: California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 193.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 19, 23, 46, 74, 84, 89, 99, 107, 108, 264, 276, 302, 303, 437.

Skillings, Jr., David N. (1989), COCA Opens Shumake Mine and Plant for Production at Cactus Gold Mines, Skilling Mining Review: 78(4): 4-8.

Blaske, A.R. (1990), Alteration, Mineralization, and Geochemistry of the Shumake Deposit: A Volcanic Come-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Kern County, California, Unpublished M. S. Thesis, Michigan Technological University.

California Division of Mines and Geology (1990), Mines and mineral producers active in California (1988-89), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 103.

Randol Mining Directory (1990).

Blaske, A.R., Bornhorst, T.J., Brady, J.M., Marsh, T.M., McKitrick, S.A. (1991), The Shumake Volcanic Dome-Hosted Epithermal Precious Metal Deposit, Western Mojave Desert, California, Economic Geology: 86(8): 1646-1656.

Hecla Mining Company (1994), Annual Report: 20.

Hecla Mining Company (1994), 10-K Report: 19.

Randol Mining Directory (1994/95), U.S. Mines and Mining Companies: 223 (Blue Eagle Mine).

Hecla Mining Company (1995), 10-K Report: 26.

Randol Mining Directory (1996/97), U.S. Mines and Mining Companies: 151

The Mining Record (1997): 108(4): 3 (Jan. 22, 1997).

Point Cast Business Wire (1997), Summo Minerals-Cactus Gold Mines Continued Drilling Extends Shumake Orebody. Found on Point Cast Business Wire, 7-29-97.

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