Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Denver group (Denver Mining and Milling Company; Ore Hill group; Red Ledge Mine; Fenner Mine; Chance Mine; Pacoima Canyon Mine), Kagel Canyon, San Gabriel Mts, Los Angeles Co., California, USAi
Regional Level Types
Denver group (Denver Mining and Milling Company; Ore Hill group; Red Ledge Mine; Fenner Mine; Chance Mine; Pacoima Canyon Mine)- not defined -
Kagel CanyonCanyon
San Gabriel MtsMountain Range
Los Angeles Co.County

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Lock Map
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 21' 50'' North , 118° 19' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 34.36389,-118.32667
GeoHash:G#: 9q5g7rv0h
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate

A group of Cu-Pb-Co-Ni-Zn-Sb mines located 5.5 km (3.4 miles) ENE of Pacoima Canyon and about 5½ miles NNE of Kagel Canyon (town).

Mineralization is a vein deposit hosted in granitic gneiss and schist.

Reserve-Resource data are found in an unpublished county report.

Regions containing this locality

Pacific Plate

Plate - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: CuS
Formula: PbS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Formula: Fe7S8
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: FeCO3
Formula: ZnS
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Melanterite'7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si

List of minerals for each chemical element

H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
C SideriteFeCO3
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
Si QuartzSiO2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

66 - 145 Ma

ID: 3192002
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

541 - 2500 Ma

ID: 2664844

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Gray, mottled with greenish or brownish black, and solid dark greenish and brownish black; mafic mineral content ranges from 10 percent to 65 percent of rock; compositionally ranging from gabbroic anorthosite to norite, diorite, pegmatitic hornblende gabbro, and olivine gabbro. Chiefly xenomorphic granular texture; alternating felsic and mafic bands, from a few inches to several feet in thickness are common, but generally discontinuous. Feldspar is mostly calcic andesine (labradorite in more mafic rocks), in many places partly altered to albite or albite-oligoclase. Pyroxenes (and subordinate amphiboles) commonly altered to chlorite, antigorite and biotite (Oakeshott, 1958). (southwestern Agua Dulce 7.5’ quadrangle; Oakeshott, 1958)

Reference: Alvarez, R.M. and K.R. Bovard. Preliminary Geologic Map of the Los Angeles 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Southern California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1019. [112]

1200 - 1400 Ma

ID: 2867794
Precambrian granitic rocks, unit 2, (San Gabriel Mountains Anorthosite)

Age: Ectasian (1200 - 1400 Ma)

Description: Precambrian granite, syenite, anorthosite, and gabbroic rocks in the San Gabriel Mountains; also various Precambrian plutonic rocks elsewhere in southeastern California

Comments: San Gabriel Mountains. Anorthosite-Syenite Complex Original map source: Saucedo, G.J., Bedford, D.R., Raines, G.L., Miller, R.J., and Wentworth, C.M., 2000, GIS Data for the Geologic Map of California, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, CD-ROM 2000-07, scale 1:750,000.

Lithology: Major:{anorthosite,gabbro}, Minor:{syenite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Tucker, W. Burling (1921) Los Angeles field division: California Mining Bureau. Report 17 of the State Mineralogist: 318.
Sampson, Reid J. (1937) Mineral resources of Los Angeles County, California: California Journal of Mines and Geology, California Mining Bureau. (Report 33): 33(3): 176, 198.
Gay, T.E. and Hoffman, S.R. (1954) Mines and mineral deposits of Los Angeles County, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, 50(3-4), 636.

Localities in this Region
Show map

  • California
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • San Gabriel Mts

This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: July 19, 2019 23:53:39 Page generated: December 23, 2018 07:42:17
Go to top of page