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Bessie G Mine, La Plata District (California District), La Plata Co., Colorado, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 25' 56'' North , 108° 0' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 37.4321, -108.00889

Unpatented claims: Road Runner Nos. 1-8; Bessie G. Extension; Morning Star; MS 2381; North Star; MS 2380; Rebecca; MS 2382; Margo No. 2; 4; 5; Hardway Smith Nos. 1-12; Bessie G.; MS 2055; Lady Douglass; MS 2378; Beth Nos. 1-12; Patented Claims: Martha; MS 1721;

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Saunders, J. A. (1986). Petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of representative gold telluride ores from Colorado (Doctoral dissertation, Colorado School of Mines).

Rocks & Minerals (1989): 64: 500.

Vajdak, Josef (2008), Mineral News: 24(3): 15.

Galbraith, F. W. (1941). Ore minerals of the La Plata Mountains, Colorado, compared with other telluride districts. Economic Geology, 36(3), 324-334.

Vogel, C. (2014, October). Insight into the Origin of Gold at the Bessie G Mine, La Plata Mining District, Southwestern Colorado. In 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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