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Yaney Mine, Bishop, Bishop District (Tungsten Hills District), Inyo Co., California, USA

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A former W-Au mine located in the SW¼SW¼ sec. 22, T7S, R32E, MDM, 7.3 km (4.6 miles) SW of Bishop. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters. Originally exploited as a Au mine. Worked for W in 1951.

Mineralization is hosted in shale and granite. The ore body is a pipe-shaped body, with an elliptical cross section about 40 feet by 60 feet. The pipe rakes 45 degrees S55E. Local rocks include Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 3 (Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, Northern Mojave Desert and Transverse Ranges).

Workings include underground openings comprised of an adit driven S30-40W for 225 feet, a 35 foot inclined winze paralleling the direction of the pipe. Stoping had been done. There is a short adit 48 feet above the main adit.

No production values were reported.

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3 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.

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References

Norman, L.A. & Richard M. Stewart (1951), Mines and mineral resources of Inyo County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology: 47(1): 97-98.

McAllister, James Franklin (1955), Geology of mineral deposits in the Ubehebe Peak quadrangle, Inyo County, California. California Division Mines, Special Report 42, 63 pp.: 76.

Bateman, Paul C. (1956), Economic geology of the Bishop Tungsten district, California: California Division Mines Special Report 47: 76, 135.

Murdoch, Joseph & Robert W. Webb (1966), Minerals of California, Centennial Volume (1866-1966): California Division Mines & Geology Bulletin 189: 233, 385.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 276, 331.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10035157 & 10212367.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060270069.

 
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