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El Monte Mine (Toadtown Mine; El Monte Toadtown), Lovelock, Magalia District, Butte Co., California, USA

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A former lode Au mine located in the SW¼ sec. 36, T24N, R3E, MDM, 1.2 km (3,800 feet) WSW of Lovelock (at the Toadtown site). Owned by P. J. McHugh, Desable, California. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in diorite. The ore body is lens-shaperd. Local rocks include Tertiary pyroclastic and volcanic mudflow deposits, unit 9 (Cascade Range) and/or Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 3 (Northwestern Sierra Nevada).

Workings include underground openings comprised of a 45 degree incline, 150 feet deep plus a N drift 70 feet long, and a S drift 18 feet long on the 150 level.

A strike of high-grade ore was made in September, 1930, and yielded several hundred dollars besides fine specimens. No other production data were found.

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References

Logan, Clarence August (1930), Mines and Mineral Resources of Butte County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau (Report 26): 26(4): 372, 378.

O’Brien, J.C. (1949), Mines and mineral resources of Butte County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 45): 45(3): 442.

McCulloch, W.C., Oesterling, W.A., Spurck, W.H., & Tischler, M.S. (1964), Minerals for Industry, Northern California, Southern Pacific Company: Vol. II: 55.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 14 (map 2-4).

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10028412, 10103451 & 10260410.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060070070.

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