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Inyo Copper Mines and Smelter Company property, Hunter Mountain, Ubehebe District, Cottonwood Mts, Panamint Mts (Panamint Range), Inyo Co., California, USA

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A Cu occurrence/prospect located in sec. 26, T15S, R41E, MDM, 7.8 km (4.9 miles) NE of Hunter Mountain (coordinates of record), and 2.9 km (1.8 miles) W of Harris Hill (coordinates of record) (Goldbelt District), on National Park Service land (Death Valley National Park). Property is/was comprised of 240 acres. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.

MRDS file Note: "The locations given in the above references do not agree. The above mine is located from the narrative description in CSMB Bull. 50"

NOTE: Both MRDS files state that this is a plant (smelter); however, they present conflicting data indicating that it is also a mine(s) (e.g., underground operations).

Mineralization is hosted in quartzite. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Workings include unspecified underground openings.

Ore was reported to assay 4 to 41% Cu, with some Au & Ag.

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References

Aubury, Lewis E. (1908), The copper resources of California: California Mining Bureau. Bulletin 50: 307-308.

Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 47): 47(1): 141.

McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 48.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10076607 & 10163589.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270104.

 
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