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Beck Mine (Beck deposits; Kingston Iron deposit; Iron Gossam; Beck Mine), Kingston Range District, Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
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Beck Mine, Kingston Range District, Kingston Range, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

Photo: Rob Lavinsky
Latitude: 35°47'5"N
Longitude: 115°56'6"W
A former Fe mine located in secs. 7 & 8, T21N, R10E, SBM.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
var: Amethyst

14 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

  • California
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Kingston Range
        • Kingston Range District
          • Beck Mine (Beck deposits; Kingston Iron deposit; Iron Gossam; Beck Mine)

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Butner, D. W. (1944) Kingston Iron Deposit, U.S. Bureau of Mines War Minerals Report, 10 pp.

Hewett, Donnel Foster (1948), Iron deposits of the Kingston Range, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 129: Part M: 194-206.

Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 49(1-2): 90-91.

Skillings Mining Review (1971). Standard Slag Co. Develops New Iron Ore Mine in California. Skillings Mining Review, November 1971: 14.

Skillings Mining Review (1971). Standard Slag Ships First Ore from Beck Property. Skillings Mining Review, January 8, 1972: 22.

Skillings, Jr., David N. (1973), The Standard Slag Co. Skillings Mining Review, January 20, 1973: 11-15.

Engineering and Mining Journal (1974), Beck Mine - A Small California Operation, Engineering and Mining Journal: 175(11): 154.

International Directory of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations (1977), published by Engineering and Mining Journal: 174.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 72, 162.

California Division of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 85-15 (1985): No. 14, Pl. 6B & 7.

U.S. BUR. MINES OPEN-FILE REPORT MLA 36-86, 1986, P. 16-18.

Calzia, J. P.; Frisken, J. G.; Jachens, R. C.; McMahon, A. B.; Rumsey, C. M. (1987), Mineral Resources of the Kingston Range Wilderness Study Area, San Bernardino County, California. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1709-D, 34 p., maps.

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.

Straam Engineers, Inc.; Capital and Operating Cost Estimating System Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Mines Contract No. JO255026.

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