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I X L Mine (I.X.L. Mine; I.X.L. deposit; Ophir lode), IXL Canyon (I.X.L. Canyon), Silver Mountain, Silver Mountain District, Alpine Co., California, USA

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A former Au-Sb-Ag-Cu-Pb mine located in secs. 16 & 21, T9N, R20E, MDM.

Mineralization is hosted in andesite.

Production data are found in: Clark (1977); Logan (1923).

Mineral List

7 entries listed. 7 valid minerals.

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Raymond, Rossiter Worthington (1872), Mines and mining in the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains: 42nd. Cong., 3rd. sess., H. Ex. Doc. 210, 550 pp.: 13.

Raymond, Rossiter Worthington (1875a), Statistics of the Mines and mining in the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains: 43rd Cong., 2nd. session, H. Ex. Doc. 177, (1874): 22.

Raymond, Rossiter Worthington (1875b), Mines and mining in the states and territories west of the Rocky Mountains: 44th. Cong., 1st. sess., H. Ex. Doc. 159, 519 pp.: 23.

Wheeler, G.M. (1878), Annual report upon the geographical surveys west of the 100th meridian in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, and Montana: Appendix of US War Department Chief Engineers Annual Report 1878: 184.

Hanks, Henry Garber (1886), Sixth report of the State Mineralogist: California Mining Bureau. Report 6 part 1, 145 pp. (includes catalog of minerals); […(abstract): Neues Jahrb., 1887, Band 2: 474]: 129.

Irelan, William, Jr. (1888b), Eighth annual report of the State Mineralogist [includes mineral resources of the State, with contributions by W.A. Goodyear, H.A. Whiting, and Stephen Bowers]: California Mining Bureau. Report 8, 946 pp.: 38, 39.

Lindgren, Waldemar (1911), The Tertiary gravels of the Sierra Nevada of California: USGS pp 73, 226 pp.: 184.

Eakle, Arthur Starr (1919), Alpine County: California Mining Bureau. Report 15: 5-27; […(abstract): Geol. Zentralbl., Band 27: 394 (1922)]: 13.

Logan, Clarence August (1923), Alpine County mines California Mning Bureau Report 20: 361-362.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 300.

Clark, Wm. B. (1977), Mines and mineral resources of Alpine County, California: California Division Mines and Geology County Report 8; 48 pp.: 28-29, 30, 45.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 106, 126, 140.

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