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Kelly Mine, Randsburg, Rand District (Randsburg District), Rand Mts, Kern Co., California, USAi
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Kelly MineMine
Randsburg- not defined -
Rand District (Randsburg District)Mining District
Rand MtsMountain Range
Kern Co.County
CaliforniaState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 21' 36'' North , 117° 38' 60'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.36000,-117.65000
GeoHash:G#: 9qk34v1fu
USGS MRDS Record:10048785
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Johannesburg172 (2011)2.0km
Ridgecrest28,780 (2017)29.2km
China Lake Acres1,876 (2011)32.8km
Inyokern1,099 (2018)35.1km
Boron2,253 (2011)40.1km


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).

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Miargyrite2.HA.10AgSbS2
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrostilpnite2.GA.10Ag3SbS3
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Xanthoconite2.GA.10Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Pyrostilpnite3.4.2.2Ag3SbS3
Xanthoconite3.4.2.1Ag3AsS3
ø = 2
Miargyrite3.7.3.2AgSbS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
S MiargyriteAgSbS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S StibniteSb2S3
S PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
AsArsenic
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
Ag MiargyriteAgSbS2
Ag SilverAg
Ag PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb MiargyriteAgSbS2
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

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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Tertiary - Lopingian
2.588 - 259.1 Ma



ID: 2933840
Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges)

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 259.1 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Atolia Quartz Monzonite; Coxcomb Granodiorite; Holcomb Quartz Monzonite; Lar Quartz Diorite; Liebre Quartz Monzonite; Mount Pinos Granite; Palms Granite; Sands Granite; Teutonia Quartz Monzonite; White Tank Quartz Monzonite; Vermont Quartz Diorite; Cadiz Valley Batholith; Barcroft Granodiorite; Bass Lake Tonalite; Big Baldy Granite; Boundary Peak Granite; Bridalveil Granite; Burnside Lake Adamellite; Cabin Granodiorite; Cactus Point Granite; Carson Pass Tonalite; Cathedral Peak Granite; Clover Creek Granodiorite; Cottonwood Adamellite; Cow Creek Granodiorite; Dinkey Creek Granodiorite; Ebbetts Pass Granodiorite; El Capitan Granite; Evolution Basin Alaskite; Giant Forest Granodiorite; Half Dome Quartz Monzonite; Hunter Mountain Quartz Monzonite; Inconsolable Granodiorite; Isabella Granodiorite; Johnson Granite Porphyry; Knowles Granodiorite; Lake Edison Granodiorite; Lamarck Granodiorite; Leaning Tower Quartz Monzonite; Lebec Quartz Monzonite; Leidy Adamellite; Lodgepole Granite; Lookout Peak Tonalite; McAfee Adamellite; Mitchell Peak Granodiorite; Mono Creek Granite; Mount Clark Granite; Mount Givens Granodiorite; Pear Lake Quartz Monzonite; Paradise Granodiorite; Pellesier Granite; Pohono Granodiorite; Potwisha Quartz Diorite; Round Valley Peak Granodiorite; Sacatar Quartz Diorite; Sage Hen Adamellite; Sentinel Granodiorite; Stanislaus Meadow Adamellite; Taft Granite; Tamarack Leuco-Adamellite; Tejon Lookout Granite; Tinemaha Granodiorite; Tungsten Hills Quartz Monzonite; Ward Mountain Trondhjemite; Weaver Lake Quartz Monzonite; Wheeler Crest Quartz Monzonite; Whitney Granodiorite. Hunter Mountain Batholith; Inyo Batholith; Sierra Nevada Batholith. Bald Rock Pluton; Bucks Lake Pluton; Bullfrog Pluton; Cartridge Pass Pluton; Cascade Pluton; Dragon Pluton; Grizzly Pluton; Independence Pluton; Merrimac Pluton; Paiute Monument Pluton; Papoose Flat Pluton; Pat Keyes Pluton; Sage Hen Flat Pluton; Santa Rita Flat Pluton; Swedes Flat Pluton; Tuolumne Intrusive Suite; John Muir Intrusive Suite; Shaver Intrusive Suite; Palisade Crest Intrusive Suite; Scheelite Intrusive Suite; Fine Gold Intrusive Suite; Soldier Pass Intrusive Suite; Mount Whitney Intrusive Suite

Description: Mesozoic granite, quartz monzonite, granodiorite, and quartz diorite

Comments: Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Transverse Ranges and Mojave Desert. Primarily granodiorite, tonalite, quartz monzonite, and granite ranging in age from Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous. Includes some rocks as old as Permian and possibly a few as young as Tertiary. Three main periods of emplacement (Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous); wide variety of rock types Original map source: Saucedo, G.J., Bedford, D.R., Raines, G.L., Miller, R.J., and Wentworth, C.M., 2000, GIS Data for the Geologic Map of California, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, CD-ROM 2000-07, scale 1:750,000.

Lithology: Major:{granodiorite}, Minor:{granite,tonalite,quartz diorite,quartz monzonite}, Incidental:{diorite, quartz syenite, quartz monzodiorite, gabbro, trondhjemite, monzonite, monzodiorite, pegmatite, alaskite, aplite}

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. [133]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3187712
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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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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