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New Method Mine (Hope Uranium prospect; Hope Mine; Hoping No. 1), Amboy area, Bristol Mts, San Bernardino Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 36' 21'' North , 115° 39' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.6061111111, -115.666388889

A former U mine located in the NE¼SW¼ sec. 18, T6N, R13E, SBM, 6.6 miles NE of Amboy, on the SE edge of the Bristol Mountains. It is very visible off Kel-Baker road.

Lots of very decent micros of boltwoodite on plates of quartz with fluorite in association.

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19 valid minerals.

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Chesterman, C.W. & O.E. Bowen, Jr. (1958), Fluoborite from San Bernardino County, California (abstract): Geological Society of America Bulletin: 69: 1678-1679.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 104, 108, 186, 379.

Flamini, A. (1968) La fluoborite di Hope, San Bernardino County, California. Periodico di Mineralgia: 37: 129-138. [(abstract) Mineral. Abstracts: 20: 146 (1969)]: 129.

Otton, James K.; Glanzman, Richard K.; Brenner-Tourtelot, Elizabeth F. (1980) Uranium, rare-earth and thorium mineralization at the Hope Mine, eastern Bristol Mountains, San Bernardino County, California. USGS Open file report 80-821.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 190, 237, 516, 517.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10262494.

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