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Kelly Mine, Randsburg, Rand District (Randsburg District), Rand Mts, Kern Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 21' 36'' North , 117° 38' 60'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.36, -117.65
A Ag-Au occurrence/mine located 1.2 km (0.7 mile) SE of Randsburg, along the W canyon wall of Fiddler Gulch. Discovered in 1893. MRDS database accuracy for this location is not stated.

Mineralization is a hydrothermal vein deposit (Deposit model code: 151; USGS model code: 25d; deposit model name: epithermal vein, Sado; Mark3 model number: 28) hosted in rocks of the Silverton Volcanic Series (Rand Schist). The strongest veins in the system strike N80E and NW. Controls for ore emplacement included wallrock/fault planes. The area is characterized by Paleozoic shales, slates, limestones and calcareous sandstones that are intruded by serpentine, gabbro and granodiorite . Flat-lying schist is intruded by a batholith of quartz monzonite (Mesozoic Atolia) and numerous Miocene rhyolite pipes, dikes and sills. Associated rocks include Neoarchean rhyolite. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Production data are found in: Hulin, Carlton D. (1925).

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Hulin, Carlton D. (1925), Geology and ore deposits of the Randsburg quadrangle, California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 95, 152 pp.; […(review by J.E. Spurr): Engineering & Mining Journal: 121: 463-464]: .

Troxel, Bennie Wyatt & P.K. Morton (1962), Mines and mineral resources of Kern County, California: California Division Mines & Geology County Report 1, 370 pp.

Koschman, A.H. and Bergendahl, M.H. (1968) Principal gold-producing districts of the United States. USGS Professional Paper 610, 283 pp.: 81.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10048785.

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