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Greenhorn Caves Mine, Quartz Mountain, Greenhorn District (Greenhorn Mountains District), Greenhorn Mts, Kern Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 34' 14'' North , 118° 35' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.57053, -118.59078
A former placer Au-Ag occurrence/mine located in sec. 19, T27N, R32E, MDM, 2.8 km (1.7 miles) S of Quartz Mountain (coordinates of record), along the W canyon wall of the Kern River, on National Forest land. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

NOTE: Geographic coordinates presented have been adjusted to the exact location of this mine on the topo map (adit symbol with mine name).

Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

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Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report 1, 370 pp.: map No. 204, p. 155.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10076721 & 10212526.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060290203.

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