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Paramount Mine (Paramount Quicksilver Inc.; Perini Quicksilver property), Potato Peak, Bridgeport District, Bodie Hills, Mono Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 16' 42'' North , 119° 3' 36'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 38.2783333333, -119.06
Other regions containing this locality:North America

A former Hg mine located in sec. 24, T5N, R26E, MDM, 5.4 km (3.3 miles) NNE of Potato Peak (coordinates of record), ostensibly on private land within Bureau of Land Management administered wilderness land (Bodie Wilderness Study Area). MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 10 meters.

Mineralization is hosted in rhyolite, tuff, and volcanic breccia (agglomerate). The ore body is irregular, blanket-shaped in form. Alteration
is local (silicification and soil formation). Local rocks include Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 17 (Cascade Range).

Production data are found in: U.S. Bureau of Mines data.

Workings include unspecified underground openings. NOTE: The topo map reflects a large area of open pit mine.

Analytical data results: 1.5 to 5.0 pounds (2.25 kg) Hg/ton.

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Holmes, G.H. (1965) Mercury in California. US Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8252: 176-177.

Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 117.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10040660 & 10139905.

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060510122.

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