Golden Queen Mine, Soledad Mountain project (Victory), Soledad Mountain deposit, Soledad Mountain (Butte Mountain), Mojave, Mojave-Rosamond District (Mojave District), Kern Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||34° 59' 13'' North , 118° 11' 20'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||34.98694,-118.18889|
A former lode Au-Ag occurrence/mine located in sec. 6, T10N, R12W, SBM, on the N slope of Soledad Mountain, along the N slope of Soledad Mountain, about 5 miles SW of Mojave. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.
Local rocks include Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits.
Workings include underground openings.
3 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Zanclean - Aquitanian|
3.6 - 23.03 Ma
|Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 16 (Northern Mojave Desert)|
Age: Neogene (3.6 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Alvord Peak Basalt; Artist Drive Formation; Barstow Formation (part); Funeral Fanglomerate (part); Gem Hill Formation (part); Greenwater Volcanics; Red Buttes Quartz Basalt; Ricardo Formation (part); Saddleback Basalt; Tropico Group
Description: Tertiary volcanic flow rocks; minor pyroclastic deposits.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report 1, 370 pp.: 107-109, No. 191, p. 152.
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: 51-52.
Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 350, 375.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 23 (map 2-11), 264.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10076711 & 10256663..
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060290191.