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Diamond Springs Quarry [1] (Diamond Springs Lime Company), Tiger Lily, Placerville District, Mother Lode Belt, El Dorado Co., California, USA

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A limestone (crushed/broken) deposit/quarry located in sec. 28, T10N, R11E, MDM, 1.8 km (1.1 miles) NE of Tiger Lily, on private land. Owned & operated by the Sierra Rock Company, California (1990). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 100 meters. Possibly extends into sec. 27.

Local rocks include Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 4 (Western Sierra Nevada).

Workings include surface openings.

The limestone is quarried for aggregate.

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References

Lindgren, Waldemar & Henry Ward Turner (1894), Description of the gold belt, California; description of the Placerville sheet: USGS Geol. Atlas, Placerville folio (Folio No. 3) 3 pp.; […(abstract): Jour. Geol.: 4: 248-250 (1896)].

Clark, Wm. B. & D.W. Carlson (1956), Mines and mineral resources of El Dorado County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 52): 52(4): 445-446, 583, Pl. 10.

California Division of Mines and Geology (1990), Mines and mineral producers active in California (1988-89), California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 103.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10211081.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file #0060170797.

 
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