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Ord Belt Mine, East Ord Mountain, Ord Mts, Ord District, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 37' 37'' North , 116° 45' 35'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.6269444444, -116.759722222
 
A former lode Au occurrence/mine located in the S½N½ sec. 10, T6N, R2E, SBM, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) SSE of East Ord Mountain (coordinates of record). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is .

Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in dacite, rhyolite and monzonite. the ore body is 1.52 meters thick. The veins are 5 feet thick in dacite and along rhyolite-monzonite contacts. The vein filling consists of quartz and brecciated wall rock re-cemented with quartz. The N-trending veins occur in the dacite and the NE-trending veins occur at the rhyolite-monzonite contacts. Rhyolite occurs both as a capping and as dikes. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Workings include underground openings with a length of 396.24 meters and comprised of 6 adits at 75 to 500 feet long plus raises.

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References

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1931), Los Angeles Field Division; 27th Report of the State Mineralogist; San Bernardino County: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 27): 27: 307-308.

Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1940), Current mining activity in southern California: California Journal of Mines and Geology; California Division of Mines (Report 36): 36(1): 238-239.

Wright, L.A., et al (1953), Mines and mineral resources of San Bernardino County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Division of Mines (Report 49): 49(1-2): 51.

Southern Pacific Company (1964b) Minerals for Industry, Summary of Geological Survey 1955 - 1961: Vol III - 242 pp., Southern California, Southern Pacific Co., San Francisco, CA 94105: 114.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10035680.

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