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Sidewinder Mine, Sidewinder Mountain, Victorville area, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

Latitude: 34°38'3"N
Longitude: 117°6'6"W
A former Au-Ag-Cu-Mn mine located in the SW¼ sec. 4, and the SE¼ sec. 5, T6N, R2W, SBM, about 15 miles NE of Victorville.

Mineralization is hosted in rocks of the Galice Formation (rhyolite, dacite and quartz monzonite).

Local structures include a shear zone striking N80E, and dipping 64-80S, 200 feet SE of the main adit vein in quartz monzonite. It is paralleled by a normal fault which crosses the open cut N of the main adit portal.

Production data are found in: Bowen (1954), and Tucker & Sampson (1931).


Tucker, W. Burling & Reid J. Sampson (1931), Gold-San Bernardino County, California; Los Angeles Field Division; 27th Report of the State Mineralogist; San Bernardino County: California Mining Bureau. Report 27: 312-313.

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): 81.

Bowen, O.E., Jr. (1954), Geology and mineral deposits of Barstow quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California: California Division Mines Bulletin 165: 123, 131-134.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 114.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 298.

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1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.

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