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Luckly Strike prospect, Bloody Mountain, Mono Co., California, USA

Latitude: 37°34'55"N
Longitude: 118°54'16"W
A former Zn-Cu-Ag mine located in sec. 20, T4S, R28E, MDM, 2.4 km (7,800 feet) N of Bloody Mountain, W of Laurel Mountain and NE of Laurel Lakes, on National Forest wilderness land (John Muir Wilderness) (At the bend in Laurel Canyon, E of the Laurel Lakes. SE¼SW¼ - prospect, may be W in SE¼SE¼ of sec.). Owned by C. E. Lindell, Washington (1969) and W.L. Smith, California (1969). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in limestone. Hypothermal veins traverse limestone at bend in Laurel Canyon. The ore body strikes N30W and dips steeply NE at a thickness of 6.1 meters and a length of 274.32 meters. Local rocks include Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 7 (Bishop) .

Workings include unspecified surface openings/operations.

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3 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.

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Mayo, Evans Blakemore (1934), Geology and mineral deposits of Laurel and Convict Basins, southwestern Mono County, California: California Division Mines (Report 30): 30(1): Pl. 2 & Pl. 3.

Jenkins, Olaf Pitt (1942), Tabulation of tungsten deposits of California to accompany Economic Minerals Map no. 4: California Division Mines (Report 38): 38 (3&4): 339.

Rinehart, Charles Dean & Donald C. Ross (1964), Geology and mineral deposits of the Mount Morrison quadrangle, Sierra Nevada, California: USGS Professional Paper 385, 106 pp.: 100, Pl. 1.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report MLA 38-83 (1983): figure 1, No. 7, Table 1, No. 7, p. 10.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10116000 & 10095106.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060510219.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Western Field Operations Center (WFOC), backup file.

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