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Unnamed placer Au mine [45], Three Buttes (Tres Cerritos), Hornitos District, West Belt, Mariposa Co., California, USA

Latitude: 37°26'20"N
Longitude: 120°16'25"W
A former placer Au occurrence/mine located in sec. 36, T5S, R15E and in sec. 1, T6S, R15E, MDM, 4.1 km (2.5 miles) WNW of Three Buttes (coordinates of record), along Burns Creek. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters. NOTE: This locality is evidenced on the topo map by a large shaded area of designated tailings.

Local rocks include Jurassic marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Sierra Nevada and Western Klamath Mountains).

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1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10139468.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060430034.

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